Forget the next Silicon Valley. All tech eyes should be turned to Colorado. From the startups to the major technology corporations, nearly 11,000 technology companies are located in Colorado including global corporations AT&T, DISH Network and IBM Corporation.
But it’s not just major companies. With a digital technology company launched every 72 hours in our state and our desire to collaborate, it’s easy to see why we’re the center of innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Take for instance Lot Spot Inc., a web app that was designed by a group of students from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs to collect, track and analyze parking data. Since their launch, they’ve implemented the technology in a campus parking garage and won a contract with the city of Manitou Springs right in their backyard.
This is just one example of the many opportunities found here. With more than 146,000 jobs each year in the technology and information industry, Colorado tech workers make more money – 98% more than the average private sector worker.
These in demand tech-minded entrepreneurs continue to flock to Colorado because of our vibrant urban cores and affordable cost of living. You’ll have the support from groups like the Colorado Technology Association, which promote the industry through collaborative programs, events and initiatives.
With four of the top ten cities for tech startups, come be a part of the next tech revolution that’s sweeping the nation.
Technology and Information companies
Most educated workforce
Highest concentration of high-tech workers
Average salary for a technology and information worker
A digital technology company is launched on average every 72 hours
of the top 10 cities for technology startups