Food & Beverage Production

Big-league growth on tap in beverage industry

From iconic beer brands to innovative natural food companies to trailblazing agribusiness firms, our food and beverage production cluster combines a wide spectrum of companies. The region ranks first in the U.S. for employment concentration at a high pace of growth of 31.3% over the last five years.

Colorado Food & Beverage Production Snapshot U.S. data in ( )
Direct Employment 46,550
Companies 2,810
Five-Year Employment Growth (2014-2019) 23.5% (12.0%)
One-Year Employment Growth (2019) 3.0% (1.4%)
Direct Employment Concentration (2019) 1.5% (1.4%)
Average Wage $53,070
Employment Concentration Ranking (Among 50 largest metros) 20