The Colorado Chamber has secured a proclamation from the governor’s office declaring October as Colorado Manufacturing Month!
Colorado has a vibrant manufacturing industry with 4800+ manufacturing firms that contribute more than $26 billion to the state’s economy, accounting for 6.75% of total output and employing approximately 152,000 Coloradans according to the NAM
Manufacturers help to drive Colorado’s economy, with $7.94 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, we had $3.16 billion in exports with our free trade agreement partners. This helps create jobs in the state, and 24% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 87% percent of all exporters in Colorado.
The Colorado Chamber has a long history in the Colorado manufacturing community. In 1965, the Colorado Chamber was formed by the merger of the then State Chamber of Commerce and the State Manufacturer’s Association. Since then, The Colorado Chamber has remained the Colorado affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers and is proud to count many of Colorado’s prominent manufacturers among its members.
“Our manufacturers are job creators and innovators that make the things we rely on every day – from the carpet under our feet to the clothes we wear to the cars we drive,” says Colorado Chamber President and CEO, Loren Furman.
The Chamber is proud to be an advocate for manufacturers at the state capitol, making sure the voices of one of Colorado’s strongest industries is heard. Along with promoting pro-business and pro-manufacturing bills at a state level, the Chamber works to recognize and celebrate the industry through events such as the “Coolest Thing Made in Colorado” contest. The contest is a unique opportunity for Colorado manufacturers from every corner of the state to put their best creations on display.
Colorado is home to some of the most innovative companies in manufacturing, and we’re proud to bring attention to the many fascinating products made right here in our state.