Foreign Investment & Trade
Colorado’s economy connects to the world
Global commerce drives Colorado’s economy
Colorado jobs supported by trade
Global employers in Colorado
5-year employment growth from FDI In Colorado
Billion Colorado exports in 2019
Exports from companies in the Metro area have remained strong with a 4.7% compound annual growth rate over five years.
U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, 2018
2020 Top exports
Manufacturing and tech dominate the top 10 export categories coming from the Metro area.
|Computer & Electronic Products||29.3%|
|Food & Kindred Products||18.4%|
|Machinery, Except Electrical||10.7%|
|Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities||5.7%|
|Fabricated Metal Products, Nesoi||4.7%|
|Plastics & Rubber Products||2.7%|
|Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components||2.5%|
|Nonmetallic Mineral Products||1.8%|
|U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, 2018|
Top trade countries
Which countries top the list for goods and services exported to from Colorado? Canada and Mexico, followed by South Korea, China, and Malaysia.
Foreign trade zone advantage
The City of Aurora is part of Foreign Trade Zone 293, strategically located to provide a central location between the coasts for businesses looking to meet increasing trade demands. Companies in a FTZ may have certain tariffs on imported parts, supplies, and exported products deferred, reduced, or eliminated.