Talent & Workforce
Located among a bounty of universities, community colleges and research labs, Erie is the ideal location for educational enrichment with early exposure to 21st century careers ranging from engineering to agriscience. And in Boulder Valley—where forecasts predict the population to more than double over the next 13 years—opportunities are only growing. Of the 23,000 people who call Erie home, 57.2% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 29.3% of the U.S. population. That’s why Erie’s greatest resource is its people.
From construction to manufacturing, retail to health care, the population of workers in Erie is skilled and varied, providing potential employers access to a trained and trainable workforce. And since a vast majority of Erie residents commute elsewhere for employment, this resource remains untapped.
So as more businesses cater to Erie’s increasing customer base and convenient location along the I-25 corridor, growth has been strong and consistent. And families who relocate to the area, join the thousands of people who, for over a century, have come to Erie and called it home.