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Major Employers

Lakewood, Colo., a city of approximately 147,000, 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
Terumo BCT 2309 Medical Devices
Jefferson County R-1 School District     2300 Education
FirstBank 950      Financial Services
City of Lakewood 893 Municipal Government
Home Advisor 789 Online Referral
Integer Group      632 Marketing
State of Colorado 547 State Government
Kaiser Permanente 500 Medical
Colorado Christian University 374 Education
Red Rocks Community College 369 Education
West Metro Fire Rescue 365 Fire Department
Ludvik Electric 263 Electrical contractor
Casa Bonita 250 Restaurant
Developmentally Disabled Resource Center 250 Nonprofit
Golder Associates 240 Geotechnical services
Tall Grass 218 Energy
New World Restaurants 195 Restaurants
Martin / Martin 190 Engineering
Dynalectric      175 Electrical contractor
Vforge      143 Manufacturing
Kinder Morgan 140 Energy
National Renewable Energy Lab (Lakewood office) 133 Federal Research Lab
Abengoa Solar 85 Renewable energy
Directly from 
Sept 2014


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