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Education & Workforce

 With a growing population that is a majority-minority populations and diverse educational opportunities,

Adams County is ready to augment your business and take your industry to the next level.

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Diverse Talent Ready For Industry

With the lowest cost of living in the Denver Metro area and the fifth lowest in Colorado (EMSI, 2020), employees need only navigate just a few minutes further north of downtown Denver to Adams County and the metro-north area for abundant career opportunities and attainable housing.

Companies and employees alike can take advantage of ongoing skills training at Colorado’s largest community college — Front Range Community College — with accessible campuses in Westminster, Longmont, and Ft. Collins. The school opened a new Center for Integrated Manufacturing in 2019 to provide industry-focused education and hands-on training for modern-day manufacturing workers.

Workforce Overview

The Greater Adams County Region has experienced solid employment growth, and labor force participation is steady.

Adams County

Labor Force
Total Employed
Median Age
Average Wage
Unemployment Rate (June 2023)

K-12 Education

Adams County has seven K-12 School Districts. Many offer unique STEM, CTE, and International Baccalaureate programs. In 2020, Adams 12 opened FutureForward at Washington Square, the district’s second career and technical education campus, for 25 different career pathways.

Westminster Public Schools broke ground on an exciting new campus - Ranum Reimagined - that will provide rigorous, hands-on instruction focusing on Career Technical Education programming.

K-12 Enrollment By District

Mapleton Public Schools
Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Adams County 14
27J School District
Bennett 29J
Strasburg 31J
Westminster Public Schools

Workforce Training in Adams County

Investing in and training Adams County’s next generation of workers — whether it be students or adults — is among our top priorities. We partner with these organizations to create and ensure a skilled workforce pipeline for existing and relocating companies.

Adams County Education Consortium

The Adams County Education Consortium is a bridge between business and K-12 education. Its programs expose students to the 21st-century skills that are critical to today’s workplace.

Adams County Workforce & Business Center

The Adams County Workforce & Business Center creates opportunities for success in Adams County by connecting businesses to a quality workforce. Company-focused services include sector partnerships, business panels, incentive programs, workforce intelligence, and training/retraining solutions.

North Metro Denver SBDC

The North Metro Denver SBDC has been helping established and new businesses find success since 1989 by providing them with free and confidential consulting as well as no- or low-cost training programs.

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