Boulder has a long history of supporting healthy lifestyles and is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s healthiest places to live. In addition to being an athlete’s dream town, Boulder has a high concentration of natural and organic products companies and the state’s largest outdoor farmer’s market.
Widely recognized as a Mecca for active lifestyles and outdoor recreation, Boulder is home to the Outdoor Industry Association and a high concentration of businesses involved in the outdoor recreation industry including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and service providers.
Boulder area companies in the Outdoor Recreation/Active Living industry include the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, Boulder Running Company, Catalyst Communications, Crescent Moon, GoLite, Kelty, Mountain Sports Media, Newton Running, Pearl Izumi, Prana, Rocky Mounts, SmartWool, Spyder Active Sports, and Title Nine.
|Number of Firms||184|
|Number of Employees||2,460*|
* includes seasonal and part-time workers
Source: University of Colorado Business Research Division (2010)