The Pueblo Economic Dashboard offers comprehensive data that tracks key economic development metrics.  The data is updated monthly and metrics include: inflation, job growth, unemployment rate, median earnings, cost of living averages and employment breakdown by sector.

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Our innovative incentives, skilled workforce along with customized training programs, rail and highway transport hub, outstanding water capacity and 300 days of sunshine combine to create the perfect business environment.

Pueblo is the only community in Colorado that offers cash incentives for your expansion or relocation. 

  • Cash for capital improvements
  • Cash for infrastructure
  • Cash for equipment purchases and upgrades
  • Cash for team growth

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Unlike other states and communities in the west, Pueblo has an abundance of water.

  • Lowest water rates along the front range in Colorado
  • Enough water to support double our population

Pueblo offers raw land, existing shells, office, warehouse & distribution facilities for manufacturing and operations, (some with rail service), in industrial and business districts.

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Our extraordinary workforce is why companies like Target, Vestas, pewag and Rocla Concrete Tie chose Pueblo. With an outstanding reputation for providing highly qualified, talented and skilled workers, you will easily fill your roster.

Colorado State University-Pueblo Training Programs

Pueblo Corporate College at Pueblo Community College

Pueblo City Schools District 60

Pueblo County District 70

From ground to rail to air, the logistics of transportation are covered in Pueblo.

Ground: Interstate 25 travels north to south directly through the heart of Pueblo and is a direct connection to Colorado Springs and Denver. Traveling east to west is State Highway 50, which is a main route east to Kansas and west to Utah.

Rail: With two major railroad lines, Burlington Northern and Union Pacific, traveling through Pueblo the network of rail transportation is a valuable asset.

Air: Air transportation is easily accessible with three major airports within a two-hour radius. Pueblo Memorial Airport is located on the Eastern edge of the city within 15 minutes of anywhere in the city. Colorado Springs Airport is a quick, 40-minute drive away. Denver International Airport is located two hours from Pueblo, and offers daily domestic and international flights.

Affordability: Pueblo, Colorado is nationally recognized for its low cost of doing business, business friendly climate and low taxes.

Cost of Living: Year after year, Pueblo ranks in the top 10 for affordable living.

Pueblo, Colorado is ahead of the renewable energy game and is well positioned to be the clean energy leader in Colorado thanks to an ideal mix of sun, wind, and available land. The utilities that serve the city are transforming its energy infrastructure with significant solar and wind projects and aggressive carbon emission reduction goals.

Cost of Living Indexes

  • Pueblo
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver

Year after year, Pueblo ranks the best for affordable living in Colorado. This data is according to the 2023 Annual Average Data report by The Council for Community and Economic Research.

TOP 10

Workforce development programs in the United States
Source – Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)

TOP 20 (26.0%)

Proportion of industry to overall manufacturing employment by metro area in the United States.
Source –Machinery & Equipment Concentration by Metropolitan Area (MSA)


Unemployment rate4.5%
Median age39.8
Median Household Income$53,092
Median Home Price$299,950


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Discover why these young professionals chose Pueblo as their place to live and work and how the companies they work for positively affect their community