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The U.S. recently hit a large milestone on the road to recovery from the economic fallout due to COVID-19. In Q2 2021, real gross domestic product (GDP) exceeded its pre-pandemic level. This rebound comes exactly one year after real GDP hit its lowest point during the COVID-19 pandemic when it was down by more than 12%.
While some cities are still struggling with high unemployment rates and depressed economic growth, many are growing again.
To find the top boomtowns in America, Smart Asset analyzed the most recently available economic data for 500 U.S. cities. We considered the following seven metrics: population change, unemployment rate, change in unemployment rate, GDP growth, business growth, housing growth and change in household income.
Colorado claims four of the top 40 boomtowns nationwide.
Those cities are Longmont (#16), Denver (#23), Fort Collins (#38) and Greeley (#40). All four cities rank in the top 20% of the study for three metrics: GDP growth, growth in the number of local businesses and growth in the number of local housing units.
The full report, including the methodology and rankings, can be found here!
City of Greeley – Economic Development
Weld County – Employment Services
Weld County – Live & Work
If you’re looking for a job in our community, several excellent resources are here to help. Check our business directory for Employment Services. Our local newspaper, the Greeley Tribune can be a resource for current openings. Our Chamber investors also post openings through this website.
Check out current job postings here.
Visit the Human Resource links of our major employers for a broad array of positions.
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Greeley benefits from jobs in a diverse economy, not too dependent on any one type of business. Our balanced economy has helped us weather many storms, including the pandemic. Business organizations worked together to ensure no one business stood alone, and Greeley experienced less job closures than other places in the State and Country.
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Greeley and Weld County benefit from jobs in a diverse economy, not too dependent on any one industry or type of business. Our balanced economy allowed Greeley to exit the recession much sooner than many other communities in the United States.
Having been originally built as an agricultural colony, we continue to experience opportunities in ag-related businesses and technology, as well as traditional agriculture production. Healthcare and its related support organizations center in Greeley. And, with a founding principle of education, you would expect that opportunities in education at all levels would exist here.
As in most economies, small businesses hire more people than any other sector. However, major employers exist in healthcare, education, and government. The energy industry, both traditional and alternative, is a significant factor. More oil and gas well permits were pulled in Weld County than in any other county in Colorado. However, since last year’s downturn in the price of oil, the construction industry has taken the lead in new jobs. The wide open plains of eastern Weld County are perfect for wind-generated electricity production, Colorado’s abundant sunshine makes it ripe for solar energy, as well.
Major Employers and Employment Resources
If you’re looking for a job in our community, a number of excellent resources are here to help. Check our business directory for Employment Services. Our local newspaper, the Greeley Tribune can be a resource for current openings. Our Chamber investors also post openings through this website.
Visit the Human Resource links of our major employers for a broad array of positions: