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Major Employers

Lakewood, Colo., a city of approximately 155,070 has more than 74,000 jobs across all industry sectors. Current major employment sectors in the city include federal agencies, mining/oil and gas/energy related, medical device manufacturing, renewable energy, financial services, IT/software. The immediate west metro Denver region is also home to significant employment in advanced manufacturing and aerospace.

Major employment centers include Union Boulevard/Federal Center, located along U.S. Highway 6, Denver West on Interstate 70 and Academy Park at U.S. Highway 285 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

Lakewood's Largest Employers



Number of Employees


Federal Center 8000    Federal Government
Jefferson County R-1 School District 3020 Education
St. Anthony Medical Campus     2600 Medical
Terumo BCT 2320 Medical Devices
FirstBank 1260  Financial Services
State of Colorado      1080 State Government 
Home Advisor  1070 Online Referral 
City of Lakewood 900 Municipal Government
Developmentally Disabled Resource Center      500 Nonprofit
Integer Group 435 Marketing
Red Rocks Community College      430 Education
Colorado Christian University 430 Education
West Metro Fire Rescue 410 Fire Department
Kaiser Permanente 275 Medical
Dynalectric      270 Electrical Contractor
Tall Grass 270 Energy
Ludvik Electric 260 Electrical Contractor
Casa Bonita 250 Restaurant
Martin / Martin  220 Engineering 
New World Restaurants 200 Restaurants
Golder Associates 175 Geotechnical Services
National Renewable Energy Lab (Lakewood office) 135 Federal Research Lab 
White Fence Farm 125 Restaurant 
Kinder Morgan 105 Energy
Cator Ruma  95 Consulting Engineering 
Abengoa Solar 85 Renewable energy
Vforge 75 Manufacturing
Directly from 
March, 2018


Largest primary employers in the Quicklinks box do not include retail or local/county/state governmental agencies.
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