You can see for miles in Boulder, CO, which is fitting since this city of mountains and natural landscapes sits a mile above sea level – 5,430 feet to be exact. Boulder ranks high in art, education, healthcare, quality of life and technology, and the city is an economic hotbed for everything from large corporations to small startup companies. Here are some major employers and jobs they provide:
University of Colorado
Go Buffaloes! The University of Colorado was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the union in 1876, and today CU-Boulder hosts 29,000 students and 1,500 employees. The university has nine colleges and schools that offer more than 150 academic programs.
IBM Resiliency Services
The 26-building IBM Resiliency Services campus has 2.5 million square feet of office space. About 1,400 employees operate a data center that provides information technology and business process services for customers around the globe.
Covidien Surgical Solutions Group
Covidien designs and manufactures a range of products in three segments: medical devices, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. The company produces items for advanced wound care, brain monitoring, blood and specimen collection, dental care instruments and much more.
A division of Emerson Electric Co., Micro Motion develops and delivers flow and density measurement technologies for a wide range of industries around the world. The products allow customers to improve the safety and efficiency of their most critical physical applications.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services
The mission at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services is to design, develop, manufacture, integrate and sustain advanced technology systems, and the company’s main customers are the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal government agencies.
Whole Foods Market
About 400 employees work at the Whole Foods Market on Pearl Street, and the Boulder store is the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Also available to customers in the city are markets on Baseline Road and in the North Broadway Shopping Center.
Ricoh Production Print Solutions
Ricoh Production Print Solutions oversees hardware, software and problem-solving solutions to companies that do a lot of production printing. The company serves the graphic arts community, commercial printers, book publishers, direct mailers and more.
Markit On Demand
Headquartered in Boulder, Markit On Demand is an information technology company that compiles financial data for customers in the financial industry as well as media and healthcare fields. The company has about 300 employees.
Crispin Porter & Bogusky
Offering advertising, public relations and social media strategies for clients is the specialty of Crispin Porter & Bogusky, whose customer base includes American Express, Applebee’s, Best Buy, Domino’s, Kraft, Microsoft and Old Navy.
Spectra Logic Corp.
Specializing in data solutions, Spectra Logic Corp. manages information technology for clients in all forms of deep storage software, including archive, backup, cold storage, cloud and private cloud. The company has dedicated itself solely to storage innovation for 40 years.