Immediate access to the prominent energy industry cluster in the nine-county Metro Denver and Northern Colorado region makes Lone Tree an ideal location for energy companies to build and expand. Colorado and Douglas County are home to a wide variety of energy companies that are setting industry standards with their innovative research and practices.
Colorado’s highly skilled energy workforce is consistently attracting top talent, ranking 7th in the nation for the number of science and engineering doctorate holders as a percent of the workforce. (National Science Foundation, 2014)
Lone Tree is only a 30 minute drive from Colorado School of Mines, the only university in the nation to offer baccalaureate through doctorate degrees in all key energy fields. The state’s world-class universities are at the forefront of energy research and development, ranking 10th for R&D expenditures per capita among academic institutions in 2012.
- Colorado ranks 5th in clean-energy research (Clean Edge Inc.’s U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index 2014)
- Colorado ranked 9th in the nation in the number of science and engineering graduate students per 1,000 individuals ages 25 to 34 years old in 2011.
- The nine-county Metro Denver and Northern Colorado region ranked 4th for fossil fuel energy employment.
- The Metro-Denver energy industry cluster directly employs 50,260 people.
- 85% of Colorado’s cleantech employment was located in the Denver Metro region in 2014.
- 64% of Colorado’s fossil fuel employees work in the Denver Metro region, as of 2014.