Key Industries

The Region's Key Industries:


Sub-Sectors within Each Key Industry


NWCCOG tracks trends in jobs and wages in sub-sectors within each key industry. This data is provided by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages(QCEW), which is obtained by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.  Each sub-sector is attributed to an industry classification provided by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Industry Sector Definitions

Sub-Sectors within each of the region's key industires:

Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

  • Accommodations & Food Services
  • Arts, Entertainmentment & Recreation
  • Retail Trade

Health and Wellness

  • Healthcare and Social Assistance

Creative Industries

  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Professional, Technical and Scientific
  • Information

Infrastructure Engineering

  • Construction
  • Professional, Technical, Scientific

Finance and Insurance

  • Finance and Insurance

Technology and Information

  • Professional, Technical, Scientific
  • Information

Food and Agriculture

  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Manufacturing
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