Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Generating Innovation

Manufacturing makes up one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in Northern Colorado. The region produces a wide range of products including wood, chemicals, plastics, machinery, and fabricated metal, as well as electrical components and transportation equipment. Northern Colorado’s manufacturing workforce is made up of adept talent from engineers to project managers. The NoCo Manufacturing Sector, with support from public-private partnerships, is focused on driving the future success of the industry through talent development and community engagement by creating centers for improved B2B communication and collaborative research.



Number of Establishments: 138
2014 Average Employment: 6,605
2014 Average Salary: $46,534


$16.3 billion in annual economic output in Colorado (Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade)
Colorado State University was selected as a multi-team partner by the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation to conduct manufacturing wind turbine research, 2015
Advanced Manufacturing accounted for 93% of Colorado’s exports, 2014 (WISERTrade)
12 of the United States’ 500 largest public manufacturers reside in Colorado, 2014 (IndustryWeek)