Communities

The Metro Denver region has all the things businesses need to flourish, including a young, healthy, highly educated workforce, an affordable cost of doing business, and a multimodal transportation system that will take us years into the future.

Weld

With 31 cities and towns, Weld County is one of Colorado’s largest counties, encompassing nearly 4,000 square miles. The sheer size and diversity of Weld County allows it to meet almost any type of site requirement. Weld County ranks No. 1 in the state and No. 8 in the country in the value of agricultural products sold ($1.5 billion annually). Weld County’s top industry sectors include energy production, manufacturing, health & wellness, business services, and agriculture.

Business Climate

The Greeley/Weld County Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was the seventh-fastest growing in the United States, increasing by 39.7 percent from 2000 to 2010. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average of 16.92 percent and higher than the national average rate of 9.71 percent (U.S. Census Bureau). Weld County has no long-term or short-term debt, no county sales tax, a low mill levy, and is able to pay for long-term projects with cash.

The County has an excellent transportation infrastructure with Interstates 25 and 76, Highways 85 and 34, and service by three rail roads. With affordable housing costs, low taxes, an abundant workforce, and a favorable business climate, Weld County continues to exceed statewide and nationwide job growth.

Cities

Ault
Berthoud*
Brighton*
Broomfield*
Dacono
Eaton
Erie*
Evans
Fort Lupton
Greeley
Hudson
Johnstown*
Keenesburg
Kersey
La Salle
Longmont*
Mead
Milliken
Northglenn*
Platteville
Severance
Thornton*
Windsor*

*City located in multiple counties

Economic Development Resources

Andy Montgomery
Chief Executive Officer
Northern Colorado Economic Alliance
970.541.2127
andy@northerncolorado.com
www.northerncolorado.com

Rich Werner
President & CEO
Upstate Colorado Economic Development
970.356.4565
rwerner@upstatecolorado.org
www.upstatecolorado.org

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