Major Employers

Lakewood, Colo., a city of approximately 144,000, has more than 75,000 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
St. Anthony Medical Campus     2800     Medical
Jefferson County R-1 School District     2300 Education
Terumo BCT 1771 Medical Devices
City of Lakewood 884 Municipal Government
Home Advisor 789 Online Referral
First Bank     782 Financial Services
State of Colorado     700 State Government
Integer Group 632 Marketing
Developmentally Disabled Resource Center 550 Nonprofit
Dept of Veterans Affairs 433 Federal Government
Money Gram International 426 Financial Services
West Metro Fire Rescue 380 Fire Department
Red Rocks Community College 349 Education
Colorado Christian University 335 Education
Ludvik Electric 291 Electrical contractor
Casa Bonita 250 Restaurant
Golder Associates 230 Geotechnical services
Martin / Martin 203 Engineering
New World Restaurants 202 Restaurant
Tall Grass 175 Energy
Kinder Morgan 148 Energy
National Renewable Energy Lab (Lakewood office) 127 Federal Research Lab
Abengoa Solar 100 Renewable energy
Directly from 
Sept 2013


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