The investment services industry provides diverse and high-paying career paths for the state’s citizens. According to new industry data from the Metro Denver EDC, the subcluster employs 31,750 people statewide. Overall, the industry had a $7.7 billion economic impact to the state in 2016. Between 2011 and 2016, employment growth in Colorado’s investment services was more than double the U.S. rate, increasing 17.8 percent in the state compared with 8.2 percent nationwide.
The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with area investment services firms, created the Colorado Investment Services Coalition to present a unified voice to address common issues and opportunities within the industry. CISC members represent Colorado’s largest investment services firms, including: Charles Schwab, Empower Retirement, Fidelity Investments, Janus Henderson Investors, OppenheimerFunds, TIAA, T. Rowe Price, and Transamerica.
The Colorado Investment Services Coalition's initiatives include:
- Invest in Building Talent Pipeline – Support partnerships with a broad portfolio of universities and colleges in order to build a strong talent pipeline.
- Elevate Industry Profile – Through promotion of the Work at Your Peak in Colorado website and other marketing efforts, the Metro Denver EDC promotes the industry on a national basis.
- Promote Diversity and Inclusion – CISC members work to develop programming and support that encourages the broadest range of applicants to consider a career in investment services no matter their ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.
- Engage in Colorado policy efforts as appropriate – The Coalition educates lawmakers and leaders about the impact of the industry in Colorado. We promote policies that establish Colorado as a business-friendly environment.