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Rocky Mountain Capital of Career Opportunities

Starting a career or launching a startup, reach new heights working in Colorado Springs. Global giants in aerospace, defense, manufacturing, IT, and cybersecurity meet wellness and outdoors in the Rocky Mountain region home to the U.S. Olympic Movement. There’s room to roam in your career. From year to year, enough or more than enough jobs are added to keep up with population growth. New idea brewing? Channel your entrepreneurial spirit and gain higher ground for your startup. Affordability, job growth, and short commutes from meetings to mountains offer Colorado Springs professionals perks that pay off.

Facts & Figures

10.4%
Colorado Springs
11.1%
National
Unemployment Rate August 2020
$68,119
Median Household Income
20,000+
Job Openings
7,243
New Jobs 2019-2020

Industries

IT and cybersecurity are a mainstay in one of the first cities to log into the Internet in the 1960’s. Colorado Springs holds a top spot among U.S. cities known for cybersecurity savvy. Currently, about 3,000 locals are employed at 125+ cyber companies, with 7,000-plus positions forecasted through 2024. Not to mention the influx of new tech startups.

Home to five military installations, Colorado Springs is a headquarters aerospace and defense operations. More than 250 companies employ experts in various fields to advance technologies such as GPS, cybersecurity, and satellite communications.

Fat bikes to fabrication of all types are part of manufacturing in Colorado Springs. Springs Fabrication, a leading metal manufacturing company, led the assembly for a system that filtered radiation out of Fukushima’s waters. Titan Robotics, known for its 3D printers, creates face shields and PPE for pandemic first responders.

Healthcare and medtech in Colorado Springs are a natural fit in Olympic City USA, with professional athletes and weekend warriors in search of wellness. The William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center brings together patients and students for clinical practice, education, and research. Sports performance, physical therapy, sports training, and nutrition specialists are in demand across the city at places such as National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Adding to the nexus of opportunities are industry pacesetters in sports; recreation; tourism; and financial, business, and insurance services.

Major Employers

Access to advanced R&D operations, world-class talent, and a pro-business climate for innovators are three reasons more companies are choosing Colorado Springs. All employers offer individuals a unique and often accelerated career pipeline in the city where connections come easy.

CompanyIndustry
Advantage LogisticsLogistics
Allegion PLC/SchlageManufacturing
Broadcom LimitedIT & Cybersecurity
Charter Spectrum West RegionCustomer Care Center
Cherwell SoftwareIT & Cybersecurity
Cobham Semiconductor SolutionsManufacturing
Collins AerospaceAerospace & Defense
Compassion InternationalNon-Profit
DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & JohnsonMedtech
FedEx Services CorporationIT & Cybersecurity
Hewlett Packard EnterpriseIT & Cybersecurity
Keysight Technologies, Inc.Manufacturing
Kinder MorganEnergy
Kratos Defense & Security SolutionsAerospace & Defense
Lockheed Martin CorporationAerospace & Defense
Microchip Technology, Inc.Manufacturing
Northrop Grumman CorporationAerospace & Defense
Oracle America, Inc.IT & Cybersecurity
ParsonsIT & Cybersecurity
PhilipsMedtech
Progressive InsuranceInsurance Services
Promised Land Dairy/LaLaDairy Processing
RaytheonAerospace & Defense
T. Rowe PriceFinancial Services
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Insurance & Financial Services
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic CommitteeSports
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training CenterSports
Verizon Enterprise SolutionsIT & Cybersecurity

Entrepreneurship

Incubators, accelerators, education, and a range of resources provide the infrastructure for your idea in Colorado Springs.

COS Open for Business is a one-stop guide to help entrepreneurs and small businesses move from a great idea to grand opening. Download a step-by-step guide, find key points of contact, and search helpful business resources within the Colorado Springs region.

Peak Startup offers founders, innovators, and investors opportunities to learn, grow and connect. Tools and mentorship are available for startups in the exploratory phase, idea stage and early stage. Regular Pitch Nights and an annual Startup Week are two of the 100-plus events supported by Peak Startup.

Exponential Impact gives entrepreneurs the best start humanly possible in Colorado Springs. Entrepreneurs are holistically supported from seed to scale, and accelerator and incubator programs are tailored for companies at all stages. Participating startups are equipped with resources, expertise, and mentorship.

Catalyst Campus blends small business, entrepreneurship, and startups with the aerospace and defense industry. Catalyst’s headquarters are located in a downtown, refurbished train depot that brings resources, people, and working space under one roof.

Small Business Development Center programming includes the LEADING EDGE™. This nine-week business development program helps startups move from idea stage to implementation. A workshop track is offered for entrepreneurs who want a quick way to understand the fundamentals of starting a business.

Startup Supported explores the assets, connections, and tools required to move an idea forward in the startup process. The program is presented by Colorado Springs Rising Professionals.

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs supports venture creation. The Center’s curriculum features a minor in entrepreneurship for university students. Faculty members are active world scholars and authors.

Coworking

Epicentral Coworking is a community of coworkers who “work hard and do good” in shared areas, private offices, and other spaces serviced by a full-time concierge. Located in downtown Colorado Springs, Epicentral is a familiar spot for community events open to the public.

SCP Commons members gain the expected space for collaboration and work, but with a twist. Because SCP Commons is part of a hospitality group, members gain access to fitness and wellness programming. The eco-friendly space often buzzes with community events, food truck meet-ups, Ted-style talks, and live music.

Welcome Fellow exists to help ideas, inspiration, friendship, and community develop in Colorado Springs. Coworking space, workshops, small concerts, and community events are some of the perks of membership. On any given day, a merry band of creatively minded folks are found within.

#1
Most Confident Workforce in the Nation LinkedIn 2020
#6
Best Places to Live U.S. News & World Report 2021
#8
Best Cities to Work from Home SmartAsset 2021
2
Top 10 Cities Where Tech Strength Defies Pandemic LinkedIn 2021

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