A Skilled Local Workforce
In the six southeast counties, more than 23,000 people work in management, service and blue-collar positions. New businesses have boosted the area’s concentration of specialized energy professionals, in addition to the existing pool of traditional workers in manufacturing, healthcare and agriculture-related industry.
An Enduring Work Ethic
Southeast Colorado business owners consistently comment on the work ethic of their employees, calling it one of the strongest they have encountered. This allows companies to deliver more merchandise, offer a wider range of services, and enjoy larger profit margins.
Low Unemployment, High Job Growth
The nation’s eighth-fastest growing state, Colorado has added more than half-a-million residents since 2000, with the workforce in the southeast region jumping 5%. Historically, Colorado’s unemployment rate is nearly a point lower than the national average, and job growth consistently exceeds that found nationwide.