Colorado’s life sciences ecosystem contributes to Colorado’s vibrant economy and is one of Colorado’s seven designated advanced industries.

Industry Snapshot

720
Life Sciences Companies and Organizations
Ag bio   |   biotechnology  |  diagnostic  |  digital health  |  medical device
pharmaceutical companies  |  academic  |  research institutions

Job Creation

30,000
(people)
direct employment
92,700
direct and indirect
employment
5.3%
direct employment
increase (2014-2016)

Economic Impact

$89,000
average annual salary
$2.8 billion
in annual payroll

Fundraising

$2.2 Billion
2017-2018

NIH Grants

$1.3 Billion
2014-2017

Medical Device Sector (Metro Denver)

8th
largest in the U.S.

Life Sciences Patents Issued

3,125
2014-2017

Federal Labs

33
largest concentration in the U.S.