Key Industries and Companies

Supporting Diverse Industry Clusters

From Aerospace to the Outdoors

Boulder features a diverse mix of industries driving local, national and global economies. There is a high concentration of employment in several key industry clusters including:

Industry clusters include interconnected businesses, suppliers, support organizations and professional service companies dedicated to advancement of the industry.

In addition, key industries that provide economic impact to Boulder include tourism and research.

Major Boulder Employers

  • Array BioPharma (subsidiary of Pfizer)
  • Ball Aerospace
  • Battelle
  • Boulder Brands
  • Boulder Community Health
  • Boulder County
  • Boulder Valley School District
  • City of Boulder
  • Corden Pharma
  • Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Elevations Credit Union
  • Excelitas Technologies
  • Google
  • Hain Celestial
  • IBM
  • Logrythm Inc
  • Markit IHS
  • Micro Motion / Emerson Electric
  • Medtronic
  • Naropa University
  • NetApp / SolidFire
  • NIST
  • NOAA
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Qualcomm
  • Rally Software
  • Ricoh Production Print Solutions
  • Rule4
  • Spectra Logic
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whole Foods
  • YMCA of Boulder Valley
  • Zayo Group
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    Aerospace in Boulder

    The aerospace industry is deeply rooted in Boulder, and the city has a location quotient of 16.16 indicating a high concentration of industry activity

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    Bioscience industry from research conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Medical Devices

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    Clean and environmentally friendly, Boulder is an ideal location for renewable energy and energy efficiency industries

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    Due to a highly-educated workforce and strong entrepreneurism, the Boulder area has one of the nation’s largest concentrations of IT employment -- 4.5 times the US average.

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    Natural Products

    Natural and organic products companies; Boulder has the highest per capita consumption of organic foods in North America

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    Outdoor Recreation

    A destination for active lifestyles and outdoor recreation, Boulder is home to a high concentration of businesses involved in the industry

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