Distribution & E-Commerce
The Distribution & E-Commerce cluster includes wholesale of all goods, catalog businesses, and warehousing and regional distribution of a range of goods.
GROWTH CLUSTER OVERVIEW
The Distribution and E-Commerce industry a diverse cluster that has multiple drivers. Part of this cluster is primarily driven by Colorado’s growing population and the proportional demand to distribute goods throughout the region. However, another part of this cluster is strongly linked to the clusters identified as growth strategy targets and other regionally important clusters.
This includes obvious supply chain relationships but also reflects an artifact of how business establishments are classified within the NAICS system. Multi-establishment firms might have an establishment classified in another industry cluster with their wholesale operations in the region. Single establishment businesses that would be assumed to be manufacturers, but who outsource the majority of their product manufacturing, might be classified within this cluster.
NAICS CODES IN CLUSTER
- Electronic & Catalog Shopping
- Rental & Leasing
- Warehousing & Storage
- Wholesale of:
- Apparel & Accessories
Books, Periodicals & Newspapers
- Chemical & Allied Products
- Construction, Mining Machinery & Equipment
- Drugs & Druggists’ Sundries
- Electrical & Electronic Goods
- Farm, Garden Machinery &
- Farm Products & Supplies
- Food Products
- Furniture & Home Furnishing
- Industrial Machinery, Equipment, &
- Jewelry, Watches, Precious Stones & Precious Metals
- Metals & Minerals (except Petroleum)
- Apparel & Accessories
- Other Merchandise
- Paper & Paper Products
- Petroleum & Petroleum Products
- Professional, Commercial Equipment & Supplies
- Service Establishment Equipment & Supplies
- Sporting, Recreational Goods & Supplies
- Toy, Hobby Goods & Supplies
- Transportation Equipment &
Supplies (except Motor Vehicles)
- Wholesale Trade Agents & Broke
GROWTH CLUSTER STATS
- The Distribution and E-Commerce cluster experienced 31% growth in the region from 2013-2018. 16% growth is projected to occur from 2018-2023.
- The Gross Regional Product reported in 2018 was $1,937,000.
- Strengths are heavily focused in traded clusters (rather than distribution of locally consumed retail goods).
- There is a local presence of large international companies via their distribution facilities.