The annual per capita income in the state of Colorado as of 2008 exceeded forty-two thousand dollars, the state of Colorado ranks thirteenth in the United States in this indicator.
Colorado’s economy is extremely diverse, making it relatively easy to weather fluctuations in the national and global economic systems.
The state capital, Denver is a major US financial center. The extremely favorable geographic location of Denver, approximately in the middle between the financial centers of the east and west coasts of the United States, makes it a strategically advantageous and convenient place for locating federal institutions, creating high-tech industries, tourism, and developing educational, commercial, financial, and cultural programs.
Mining, chemical, food industries, and mechanical engineering are well developed in the state of Colorado. There is a convenient transport infrastructure and sufficient energy resources.
Among the large and well-known corporations of the State of Colorado are Qwest, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States; Gates, the world’s largest manufacturer of rubber products; CoorsTek, which produces industrial ceramics and medical devices; Samsonite, a well-known manufacturer of suitcases and travel bags; confectionery factories Jolly Rancher, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and many other companies.
Colorado produces more beer than any other state in the US. Coors Brewing’s Golden, Colorado brewery is the largest in the world.