Colorado Springs Highlights

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#5 Colorado Springs (2016)

Access to Skilled Workforce
Colorado Springs has a highly educated workforce and ranks among top cities for high technology activity. With the city’s location just 40 minutes south of Denver, companies are able to draw from a highly skilled labor pool of 3.6 million people.

Colorado Springs is also home to four military bases which enhance the local workforce. Those who have been stationed in Colorado Springs often return to the area to begin a second career and represent a workforce that is skilled, disciplined, and stable, with a strong work ethic.

Convenient Airport Access
Travel is easy from Colorado Springs with two airports from which to choose in close proximity: the Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International Airport which is approximately one hour and 25 minutes by car on I-25.

Below Average Cost of Operating and Living
In Colorado Springs, operating and living costs are moderate, allowing residents to purchase a desirable home and have money left over for a wide array of activities, such as the extensive sporting, recreation and cultural events, which are available in the Pikes Peak region.

Quality of Life
Colorado Springs, offers residents all the benefits of a prosperous metropolitan area with a quality of life that appeals to rural tastes. Residents and visitors are able to enjoy beautiful scenery, wander through the stunning Garden of the Gods, dine in elegance at the world famous Broadmoor Hotel, see the world from atop Pikes Peak and drive only a couple of hours or less to the world’s finest skiing, hunting and fishing.

Major Area Employers
Bal Seal
Spectranetics
Lockheed Martin
United States Air Force Academy
United Health Care
Ford Motor Credit
Pikes Peak Community College
Progressive Insurance
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
Compassion International
Federal Express
Anthem Blue Cross and
Blue Shield
RT Logic
Yardi Systems
Home Advisor
Zurich Insurance
Kaiser Permanente
California Casualty
Atmel Corporation