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Colorado ranks high for business

Colorado ranked 4th Best State for Business 2015 by CNBC.  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 2014 by Forbes.  The survey included business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life.  
 
Aurora supports one the nation’s most highly educated workforces. To maintain this asset, state and federal sources supply financial assistance for training to new and expanding companies. 
 
Aurora’s labor force averaged 171,300 participants. Nearly 89% of the population (age 25 and over) has graduated high school, and about 37.5% have a college degree. Due to its excellent highway and mass transit systems, Aurora businesses also draw workers from the surrounding metropolitan area.
 

Labor costs

Employees working in Aurora made an average annual salary of $48,584 in 2014 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.