Jefferson County is home to a balanced energy economy supporting a vast portfolio of traditional and renewable energy companies, supporting nearly 29,000 jobs. Colorado’s robust combination of fossil-fuel basins, coal, crude oil and natural gas make it one of the most energy rich regions in the country. While the majority of the drilling is concentrated along the state’s western slope, many companies that support the fossil fuel industry are located in Jefferson County. Jefferson County is uniquely positioned to be a leader in the cleantech industry. With its strong industry base, companies specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies are helping Jefferson County remain on the forefront of new energy development for the nation.