Key Industries / Technology & Information

Technology and information businesses are high-knowledge, human capital-based businesses that are expanding globally. The technology and information industry includes businesses that may develop, produce or provide software, hardware, telecommunications, data management, Internet-based services and other information services. Specifically, companies included in this industry help deliver voice, data and video to end users, and includes landline and wireless telephone communications companies, radio and television communications services, and cable and Internet service providers. Companies in this industry are also involved in activities ranging from the development of off-the-shelf software products to customer computer programming, computer facilities management, computer systems design and data processing services. The technology and information industry also includes companies manufacturing computers, computer storage solutions to manage and protect business information, storage media, and circuit boards. Computer training and electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance services are also included.

Jobs & Wages

source: Q2 2016, QCEW
Sub Sector # Jobs Average Annual Wage
Professional, Technical & Scientific (NAICS 54)
Computer systems design & related services
2,801 $63,305
Information (NAICS 51)
Software publishers; wired telecom carriers; satellite telecom; cable and other subscription programming; radio and television broadcasting;
718 $53,456

Technology & Information Assets

Highly-educated workforce
Many amenities attractive to millenials
Co-working spaces and Entrepreprenurial networks in the region:
  • Elevate Co-Space: Breckenridge (Summit County)
  • EVO3 Workspace: Frisco (Summit County)
  • Base Camp: Avon (Eagle County)
  • Aspen Entrepreneurs: Aspen (Pitkin County)

Major Employers

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