Rooted in Collaboration & the Spirit of the West
Greeley is home to a growing workforce and forward-thinking problem solvers who are devoted to serving their community and land. Thanks to a vibrant university, top-rated healthcare institutions, sprawling open spaces and a flourishing arts initiative, it’s no surprise that Greeley is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country.
Major Industries & Employers
Greeley is home to companies of all sizes in a variety of industries, including:
- Food processing
- Advanced manufacturing
- Business services
Major employers include JBS Swift and Company, the world’s largest producer of meat, and Leprino Foods, the world’s largest producer of mozzarella. Other major employers include Noble Energy, Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center, the University of Northern Colorado, State Farm Insurance and Hensel-Phelps.
Quality of Life
From the tree-lined UNC campus to Greeley’s energetic downtown and quiet residential areas, you’ll find an essence of community wherever you are. The 21-mile Poudre River trail and 81 miles of in-town bike lanes ensure that residents can take advantage of the 300 days of sunshine a year. A thriving arts and culture scene includes Greeley’s Creative District, state of the art Union Colony Civic Center and numerous art galleries. With so many outdoor recreation and entertainment options, as well as shopping, restaurants and a friendly western attitude, Greeley offers an exceptional – and affordable – Colorado lifestyle. To learn more about what it’s like to live in Greeley check out Greeley Unexpected for stories about the events, people and places that make this community unique.
Universities & Colleges
Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado, which enrolls more than 12,000 students each year and offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs. An outstanding 96% of graduates with bachelor’s degrees are employed or are pursuing a graduate degree one year after graduation. UNC’s research and sponsored programs focus on a wide range of topics from cancer treatment to volcano eruption tracking. The College of Performing and Visual Arts boasts one of top university orchestras in America.
Aims Community College is a two-year college offering 160 programs with satellite campuses throughout Northern Colorado. Both of these facilities are an integral part of the Greeley community because of their ability to create partnerships that support economic development, as well as produce a highly-educated workforce.
Situated along Highway 34 and Highway 85, with close access to the I-25 corridor, getting to, from and around Greeley is an easy task. Denver is only a one-hour drive south, giving you quick access to the amenities available in Colorado’s capital city. Head north, and you’ll be in Fort Collins in 35 minutes, while 20 minutes west on Highway 34 takes you to Loveland with Estes Park and the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park just beyond.
In town, Greeley offers a six route bus transit system, with routes throughout the metro area and to the University of Northern Colorado. Additionally, the regional Greeley-Weld County Airport offers a full-service jet center that also serves as an overflow airport to Denver International Airport.