Boulder has nearly 100,000 residents including over 20,000 University of Colorado students. Since 2000, the city’s population has grown an average of 0.5% each year and is expected to grow to 118,500 by 2030.
Boulder is an ideal location for innovative minds and fast-growing companies.
With a well-deserved reputation as a scientific hub, Boulder sits in one of the country’s most productive advanced technology corridors. Home to a world-class research university, major government research facilities, visionary entrepreneurs, and the nation’s most highly educated population, Boulder is the center of innovation for Colorado.
Public-private collaboration between the City of Boulder, Boulder Economic Council, Boulder Chamber and other local groups supports the healthy and sustainable business environment that fosters the creation and growth of businesses in Boulder. A number of programs, including a Business Incentive Program for qualified businesses, are available to help businesses relocate or expand here.
The city is located in Boulder County, part of the seven-county Denver metro area. Only 30 minutes from downtown Denver and 45 minutes from one of the nation’s largest international airports, Boulder offers big-city convenience and amenities.
Boulder’s location in the Mountain Time Zone, midway between Frankfurt and Tokyo, allows for easier access to international markets. In a single business day, real-time connections can be made with six continents using “one-bounce” satellite network uplinks that provide higher quality communications at lower prices.
Attracting and retaining top talent is made easier by the award-winning quality of life here. The city is surrounded by scenic beauty and the recreational opportunities afforded by over 45,000 acres of open space and 200 miles of hiking and biking trails. Residents enjoy a comfortable climate, excellent schools, high-quality healthcare, earth-friendly policies and a full range of shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment options.
(Downtown Boulder, Photo by Beverly Silva, Courtesy Downtown Boulder, Inc.)