Federal Laboratories

Energetic minds driving an innovation economy

A center for the world's best research and researchers.

Colorado has 33 federal laboratories, one of the highest concentrations of federally funded science and research centers in the nation. Federally funded research facilities in Colorado contributed an estimated $2.6 billion to the state’s economy in 2016 and supported more than 17,600 jobs, according to a report from the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business

The most recent economic impact study released by CO-LABS, a consortium organized to establish Colorado as a global leader in research, technology, and their commercialization, underscores the importance of sustained funding for research at the federal laboratories and the resulting impact on the economy. For more information and to download the report, visit co-labs.org.

Major federal labs and research centers

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Federal Laboratories