Northern Colorado Industry Data & Regional Profile

Northern Colorado Industry Cluster Study

In August 2019, the Northern Colorado Regional Economic Development Initiative (NoCo REDI) embarked on a process to develop a regional industry cluster strategy and playbook that enhances coordination and collaboration among regional partners to the benefit of the regional economy and the regional talent pipeline. The goal of aligning the regional economic development efforts around a shared set of industry clusters is to develop a common language, a unified message, and a laser-focused programmatic response that is targeted to the industry clusters that represent the region’s areas of strength and greatest prospects for growth. This regional strategy is a continuation of many of the programs and activities that individual communities are already doing on their own and that NoCo REDI has already begun to formalize through its network of partners.

Northern Colorado Regional Profile

Northern Colorado is a region of innovation, education and opportunity that encompasses Larimer and Weld Counties.

The region is located directly north of Metro Denver, with the Rocky Mountains to the west and Wyoming to the north. With affordable housing costs, low taxes, and a favorable business climate, the area is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country.

The well-educated workforce and diverse employment base make Northern Colorado a prime area for business and industry growth.  Northern Colorado is also rich with cultural opportunities and outdoor recreation.

Northern Colorado Regional Assets

Northern Colorado’s strengths are defined by:

  1. Our economy is driven by smart talent and innovative business minds
  2. Our robust talent development pipeline is producing the workers we need today and tomorrow
  3. Our population, jobs, and industries are growing fast
  4. Our unique strengths include demonstrated regional cooperation and mobile talent