A center for the world's best research and researchers.
Groundbreaking research on the shrinking polar ice caps. Development of hydrogen fuel cells that could someday power the world's cars. Creation of a turbulence-detecting system to minimize worldwide flight delays. These are just some of the research projects taking place at federal laboratories and research institutes based in Metro Denver.
Colorado 24 federal laboratories, one of the highest concentrations of federally funded science and research centers in the nation. Employing 7,964 scientists and engineers and generating a more than $1.5 billion annual economic impact to the region, these federal labs have contributed greatly to the evolution of Metro Denver's high-tech industries. The labs also stimulate significant tech transfer opportunities among higher educational and area companies in critical areas such as climate research, space science, and renewable energy development.
Major federal labs and research centers