We continue to grow as a tech leader, with 11.3 percent of Colorado’s GDP coming from the technology sector last year. The state’s broad scope in technologies -- from outdoor tech to software development -- lets each “geek” find their niche and allows companies to meet growing technology demands.
That’s why I’m so excited that our friends at the Colorado Technology Association (CTA) are giving tech from all parts of the state an opportunity to gather and learn. They are hosting the Colorado Tech Tour -- with happy hour events taking place July 20-24 -- where we can come together and gain insights on how to continue to advance Colorado local economies.
With our large concentration of tech workers (aka amazing geeks), collaboration is key for Colorado to grab the top technology spot. And we definitely are a top contender: Colorado is one of the top 10 places to work for STEM graduates, has the fastest growing economy in the nation, and has 4 cities in the top 10 spots for tech start-ups.
The upcoming Colorado Tech Tour is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the wide-ranging tech expertise that this state offers, and will allow us all a way to meet and find solutions to common struggles. It’s a snapshot of the growing and versatile tech industry in this state -- RSVP if you’re interested in meeting your fellow “geeks” for cocktails (tech-tails...?!) at one of these free evening happy hours: Telluride, Grand Junction, Frisco, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins.
|Monica Coughlin: Chief Strategy Officer. Sports enthusiast, volunteer, proud aunt, world traveler. I tell the IT industry why Colorado is the place to be. Find me on Twitter at @MonicaCoughlin.|