Metro Denver Energy & Natural Resources Industry

Colorado is resource rich from oil & gas, minerals, renewables and water; the perfect laboratory for energy innovation and research.


The Energy & Natural Resources Cluster continues to play a vital role in not just the Colorado economy and our state’s overall stability, continuing to offer reliable services delivering electricity, natural gas and water to customers while providing jobs and workforce development for Coloradans.


2020 Colorado Energy & Natural Resources Employment Snapshot

Direct Employment 87,740
Companies 8,560
Five-Year Employment Growth (2015-2020) 1.9% (-6.2%)
One-Year Employment Growth (2020) -4.6% (-5.6%)
Direct Employment Concentration (2020) 2.9% (2.4%)
Average Wage $101,280
Employment Concentration Ranking (Among 50 largest metros) 11

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Energy & Natural Resources Industry Cluster Study (Colorado) 1 Reports
2023 Energy and Natural Resources Industry Cluster Study