Explore our 14 Regions
The public and private partners of Colorado’s Central Plains encourage and facilitate the success of entrepreneurship, agriculture, business, industry and innovation in Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties. The partners strive to assist with the needed resources, financial incentives, collaboration and creation of additional opportunities for startups, expansions or relocation to this area.
Connection is the heart of Colorado’s Central Western Slope. Located in Colorado’s premier recreational region, the Central Western Slope counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel are the ultimate confluence of commerce and recreation. Access to gigabit broadband and regional airports connect businesses to far-reaching communities and continents while connection to the land and its breath-taking scenery stir the soul and its creativity. Small, vibrant communities connect the region. Residents and businesses alike enjoy access to education and training through two universities and a technical college, affordable and available land, abundant water supply, commerce-friendly governments, easily accessible air service and rail, and four spectaculars seasons, making it a great place for agriculture, healthcare, and outdoor recreation companies.
The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) and its partner organizations comprised of 70 counties, cities, and economic development groups in Metro Denver and Northern Colorado are committed to the economic development and growth of the entire nine-county region. Through regional cooperation, this broad group of public, private, and public/private groups operate under a Code of Ethics and work to promote and advance the Denver Region made up of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, and Jefferson counties as a single economic entity.
The Golden Plains region is “Colorado Simplified.” With over 4800 square miles of Opportunity Zone designations in 8 different census tracts, this is a rural agricultural area comprised of six counties including: Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma, located in the northeastern corner of the state. Economic development specialists in this region have worked diligently to move the region forward and have long-standing relationships and regional cooperation in economic development. The Golden Plains Region is dedicated to creating jobs, attracting new business, fostering a stable and diversified economy, and maintaining and improving the quality of life in the region.
Situated against the Rocky Mountains to the west and Wyoming to the north, Northern Colorado and Weld and Larimer counties are known for a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among a set of diverse industries. Consistently ranked nationally as one of the best places to live, work and pursue lifelong learning, this region is a thriving hub of both commerce and culture. The diverse employment base makes Northern Colorado a prime area for business and industry growth. Northern Colorado’s top industry clusters include: agriculture, bio/life sciences, business services, energy, and manufacturing.
The Northwest Colorado region is one of the premier regions on the Western Slope of Colorado, drawing economic vitality from the region’s natural resource opportunities and western heritage. Quality of life, access to the wild beauty of the region, and boundless outdoor recreational opportunities connect: Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties. Communities create robust economies by offering quality jobs, encouraging greater capital investment through the attraction, expansion and retention of primary businesses, and maintaining the heritage and character of the region. Northwest Colorado supports and encourages entrepreneurial westerners inspired by natural resources, landscapes and quality of life as it strives to be the premiere region for economic growth and diversity.
The Pikes Peak region is composed of El Paso, Park and Teller counties and is home to the second largest city in the state, Colorado Springs – Olympic City USA. The breathtaking scenery, more than 35 Fortune 500 companies, five military installations, acres of state parks and wildlife areas, national forests, working ranches and historic mining districts offers incredible diversity and make the Pikes Peak region the heart of Southern Colorado. Nestled at the foothills and in the midst of the iconic Rocky Mountains, the region strives to be a leader by providing a business-friendly environment in their communities while maintaining an extraordinary quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Concentrated efforts on maintaining and growing a highly educated workforce with the support of top-ranked educational institutions in the area, a continued focus on strengthening key transportation corridors including enhanced air travel for the region, the establishment of additional innovation centers, and even greater promotion of the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities will further elevate this region to be one of the richest business climates in the state.
How about 300 Days of sunshine along with the friendliest, hardest working people in Colorado and with some of the lowest costs of doing business in Colorado!
Pueblo is the gateway to Southern Colorado, with its 150 year history of manufacturing starting with Evraz Steel Mill, the oldest steel mill East of the Mississippi, and new home to Vestas Wind Towers, one of the World’s largest manufacturers of wind towers.
Ideally located at the crossroads of I-25 and US 50 and the intersection of BNSF/ UP railroads, Pueblo, CO is the place to be!
The Pueblo community has a vision to promote a competitive advantage by creating jobs and helping business thrive by offering actual cash incentives to companies relocating or expanding here through a local ½ cent sales tax fund, something very unique in the economic development realm.
All residents of Las Animas and Huerfano Counties have equal access to resources that promote their ability to achieve and maintain quality rural lives. The Raton Basin Region has beautiful bustling municipalities and counties that promote diverse and successful businesses, multi-income residences, and a stimulating ambiance for the community and tourists alike. Economic development serves as a catalyst for creative interaction and prosperous entrepreneurship that celebrate and bolster the region’s unique identity.
The region works cooperatively with other entities to recruit, retain, expand opportunities for investment, and create a pro-business environment to help maintain existing businesses and attract new businesses to the area without significant detrimental impacts on the environment. Ultimately, the region seeks to find a balance between economic vitality and maintaining its rural character in order to preserve the natural environment and high quality of life that the residents treasure.
The Rocky Mountain Resort Region is known for its natural beauty, abundance of open space and public lands, the Rocky Mountains, world-class ski resorts, and countless outdoor recreation opportunities. Made up of Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin and Summit counties, the region aspires to have an economy that is diverse, sustainable, resilient and vibrant, providing an affordable cost of living and high quality of life.
The San Luis Valley is “Colorado Genuine” surrounded by majestic mountain ranges cradling the state’s most fertile valley at the headwaters of the historic Rio Grande, a spiritual center of indigenous populations enhanced by a rich Hispanic legacy. The region incorporates six counties including Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache, that today embraces a natural diversity of the essence of Colorado. The uniqueness of this high altitude, 8,000 square-mile region is an expansive sense of place that has abundant sunshine, open blue skies and vivid starlit nights. With its distinctive communities and supportive business environment, San Luis Valley is a journey with a destination for everyone. This alpine valley is a tranquil alternative to urban crowding promising to be a place that awakens your potential & sustains opportunity.
Southeast Colorado Business Retention Expansion and Attraction (SEBREA) supports regional local economic development organizations and local governments in: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers counties. SEBREA provides a foundation for sustaining and expanding the economic growth in southeast Colorado utilizing the strength of partnerships and resources to thrive in today’s business environment regionally, nationally and globally.
The Southwest Region, made up of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties, strives to encourage economic development that preserves its small-town and traditional heritage, takes care of its natural resources, and provides opportunities for its children to stay in southwest Colorado.
The diverse communities of Lake, Chaffee, Fremont and Custer counties that make up the Upper Arkansas Region are sustainable, rural economies connected socially and economically and work collaboratively while promoting the unique, cultural and historical heritage of each community.