Metro Denver Aviation Industry

Despite a tough year, the region's aviation industry remains a powerful economic engine

The region’s aviation cluster expanded by close to 3,300 employees between 2015 and 2020, greatly outpacing the national growth rate.


2020 Metro Denver Aviation Employment Snapshot

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Direct Employment 21,340
Companies 970
Five-Year Employment Growth (2015-2020) 18.5% (0.3%)
One-Year Employment Growth (2020)     -7.6% (-9.7%)
Direct Employment Concentration (2020) 1.0% (0.6%)
Average Wage $77,510
Employment Concentration Ranking 11


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Aviation Industry Cluster Study (9-County) 1 Reports
Aviation Industry Cluster Study (9-County)