The Information Technology cluster includes a range of manufacturing and services related to computers, hardware and electronic components, high-tech laboratory and process equipment, software development, and software publishing.
GROWTH CLUSTER OVERVIEW
Northern Colorado’s portfolio of IT companies is diverse. The region has a long history of microprocessor and other hardware component manufacturing and R&D. The roster of technology companies with R&D offices in the region includes Hewlett-Packard (HP), Microsoft, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and others.
A range of small firms and startups deliver software and services for regionally important industries and clusters such as energy, beverage manufacturing, wholesale (logistics), and education & knowledge creation. Major tech companies such as IBM, Google, and Apple house offices in adjacent Boulder County.
NAICS CODES IN CLUSTER
- Computer Services
- Audio and Video Equipment
- Computers and Peripherals
- Electronic Components
- Process and Laboratory Instruments
- Software Publishers
- Software Reproducing
GROWTH CLUSTER STATS
- The Information Technology+ cluster experienced 23% growth in the region from 2013-2018. 8% growth is projected to occur from 2018-2023.
- The Gross Regional Product reported in 2018 was $1,818,000.
- Colorado FIRST and Existing Industry Job Training Programs (CFEI) are geared toward companies in this cluster.
- Colorado has a unique strength in printed circuit board manufacturing with multiple niche producers.