Energy & Natural Resources

Metro Denver is leading the way to a balanced energy economy

The energy and natural resources industry is Colorado's most diverse - combing oil and gas, mining, power utilities, renewable energy, and water companies, as well as research and consulting businesses. The cluster added jobs for the third-consecutive year with a 1.3% increase in 2019.

Colorado Energy & Natural Resources Employment Snapshot U.S. data in ( )
Direct Employment 92,600
Companies 7,620
Five-Year Employment Growth (2014-2019) 6.4% (-0.9%)
One-Year Employment Growth (2019) 1.3% (1.9%)
Direct Employment Concentration (2019) 3.0% (2.5%)
Average Wage $100,200
Employment Concentration Ranking (Among 50 largest metros) 10