Colorado Springs’ economy is booming — leading the state for employment growth in 2018 and 2019, thanks to diversity in business, age and healthcare.
Altia’s CEO, Mike Juran, was featured in an article in The Colorado Sun, where he discussed his reasons for planting corporate roots in Colorado Springs. He also talks about how he is working the local chamber of commerce development board to ensure continued growth for the area for years to come.
“Right now, I’ve become active because I’m trying to build a town that our employees want to stay in and one that my kids want to move back to. They’re in college right now, so I have an ulterior motive.”
The 2019 Colorado Business Outlook, published by the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, offers some interesting data which confirms Colorado Springs’ impressive growth and potential.
- Colorado Springs rests “solidly in the group of cities around the nation that are outperforming the nation.”
- The city’s population, up 11.3 percent between 2010 to 2017, saw a 21 percent increase in residents aged 20 to 34 years old in that time.
- The city had the fastest rate of employment growth, up 5 percent, compared to Denver’s 2.8 percent and 2.4 percent for the state overall.
- The area is attracting new companies that are contributing to a budding startup community, new sports stadiums, several hotels and new industries.
To learn more about Altia’s booming hometown, read The Colorado Sun article here.
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