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Software & Information Technology

Software and IT is an industry that thrives in Metro Denver due to the highly educated nature of the regional workforce.  In fact, Colorado has the 3rd highest concentration of high-tech workers in the country for the sixth year in a row according to a report by TechAmerica. Companies such as Google, Advanced Systems Group, Sungard, CAD 1 and Iron Mountain are examples of local companies within Thornton that are members of this industry.


Recent Regional Announcements:

  • Signpost, a New-York based developer of marketing software, has a Denver office and hopes to employ around 100 people.
  • SpaceClaim Corp. has an office in the Boulder area. The Concord, MA-based company makes software that helps engineers work in 3-D without having to learn complex CAD software.
  • Xero, a global leader in online accounting software, has a Customer Experience office in Denver.
  • Swiftpage, a sales management and marketing software company, has an office in downtown Denver.
  • EcoSys, a project-controls software company, has relocated its headquarters from Rye Brooke, N.Y. to Broomfield. The company has global customers in the oil and gas, utilities, construction, mining, transportation, IT, and government sectors.
  • Hybris, a leading commerce software suite developer, opened an office in Boulder. 
  • Seagate, the Cupertino, Calif.-headquartered leader in technology storage solutions, has offices in Longmont.
  • Brainspire, a spinoff of Pariveda Solutions, launched a new technology consulting office in Denver.
  • Advanced Circuits, Inc., a circuit-board printing company, has its headquarters in Aurora.
Source: Metro Denver EDC


Industry Headline

24,789 15.1% $117,185
Jobs (2013) % Change (2008-2020) Avg. Earnings Per Job (2013)
106% above National average
(Location Quotient)
Nation: 35.9% Nation: $116,722
Source: EMSI, Q4 2013


Regional Trends


  Region 2008 Jobs 2020 Jobs % Change
Region 24,470 28,162 15.1%
State 65,036 80,866 24.3%
Nation 2,145,322 2,915,895 35.9%
Source: EMSI, Q4 2013


Software and Information Technology Industry Supersector

Code Description
334611 Software Reproducing
511210 Software Publishers
518210 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
541511 Custom Computer Programming Services
541512 Computer Systems Design Services
541513 Computer Facilities Management Services
541519 Other Computer Related Services