Workforce

Ideal Location for Business

Castle Rock's perfect location and highly skilled and educated workforce make it an ideal location for business.

  • Perfectly located between Denver and Colorado Springs
  • Easy to attract employees and clients from either city
  • 158,000 people make up the Douglas County labor force
  • The Castle Rock workforce is between 14,793 and 18,576
  • 80% of all households have at least one wage earner; 62% have two or more
  • 87% of the workforce has at least some college or post secondary training
  • 52% has a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Most residents are employed in white collar occupations
  • 31% work in high tech jobs or industries
  • 49% of employed Castle Rock residents work in the metro Denver area and 8% work in the Colorado Springs area
  • 43% of employed residents work in Castle Rock
  • Nearly 69% of commuters would prefer to work in Castle Rock and 27% would consider taking a 10% pay cut to do so
  • Castle Rock has been ranked No. 1 in Job Growth with a 244% increase in jobs since 1990.

  • Sources: CNN Money Magazine 2005 report; July 2007 Workforce Study

Job Training Grant Programs

The Colorado First and Existing Industry grants are jointly administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).

Colorado First grants are for companies that are relocating to Colorado or existing companies that are undertaking a major expansion.

Existing Industry grants are designed for Colorado companies that are implementing new technology to remain competitive and keep jobs in Colorado. Approved training is for transferable job skills that support both the company’s economic competitiveness by re-training its workers in new skills, while enhancing the workers’ resumes and long-term employment opportunities.