Recently, the Colorado Energy Coalition released its annual “Resource Rich Colorado” report at the Energy Professionals in Colorado forum. The report highlighted the economic benefits that Colorado receives from the energy sector. Chief among the benefits were good paying jobs, which is why it’s puzzling that some would want to hinder the industry’s growth.
Over the past five years, the oil and gas industry, saw a 19.5% job growth rate in Colorado compared to a 14.3 percent growth nationwide. In Colorado, the sector directly employed 43,430 people at 2,300 firms across Colorado with an average salary of $100,930. Continue reading