Workforce 

An educated pool of talent

Colorado ranks high for its workforce

Colorado ranked 6th Best State for Business 2017 by CNBC, including 4th Best Workforce.  The ranking looked at cost of doing business, workforce, quality of life, transportation & infrastructure, economy, education, technology & innovation, business friendliness, access to capital and cost of living
 
Colorado ranked 5th Best State for Business and Careers 2016 by Forbes.  The survey included business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life.  
 
Aurora has access to a highly educated workforce with 90.5% of adults with a a high school diploma and 41.8% with a college degree.
 

Labor costs

Employees working in Aurora made an average annual salary of $53,243 in 2016 according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
 

Colorado FIRST and Existing Industry Customized Training Programs

Colorado FIRST funds are job training grants given to assist companies moving to or expanding in the state of Colorado. Existing Industry grants are designed for Colorado companies that are implementing new technology to remain competitive and keep jobs in Colorado. For more information on these and other business incentives, view the Business Support/Incentives page.
 

Employer Resources

Arapahoe and Douglas Counties offer a one-stop-shop of resources for job seekers and employers called Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Adams County Workforce and Business Center offers similar services for Adams County.