Primary Employers

Jefferson County is home to a diverse array of small and large primary employers across advanced industries.

Premier Business Location

With an educated workforce, low operational costs and a competitive environment, Jefferson County is home to many successful businesses within a diverse set of industries. The county is a magnet for high-tech companies that represent a diverse cross section of industries including aerospace, aviation, bioscience and energy. This healthy industry base accommodates one of the largest population centers in Colorado, which is a great advantage for companies seeking a large labor pool of highly skilled workers.

42% of Jefferson County’s residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher, helping position Colorado as the nation’s second-most highly educated workforce. This has helped draw and retain some of the country’s most successful businesses.

Jefferson County’s friendly business environment and an unmatched quality of life help make the county a premier business location.

Largest Employers in Jefferson County

Employer Product/Service Employees
Lockheed Martin Aerospace & Defense 6,274
Lutheran Medical Center Medical Services 2,506
MillerCoors Brewing Company Beverage Production 2,255
Terumo BCT Medical Technology 2,220
St. Anthony Hospital Medical Services 1,800
National Renewable Energy Lab Federal Research Laboratory 1,700
Ball Corporation Aerospace Manufacturing & Bottle Facility 1,573
FirstBank Holding Company of Colorado Financial Services 1,372
HomeAdvisor Consumer Technology – Home Improvement 1,132
CoorsTek Ceramic Component Manufacturing 1,100
Kaiser Permanente Healthcare 680
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