Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce

Major Employers & Industries

Fort Collins' economy has a mix of manufacturing and service-related businesses. Many high-tech companies have relocated to Fort Collins because of the resources of Colorado State University and its research facilities.

Fort Collins is also home to many small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. The Larimer Small Business Development Center helps small businesses in the area get started and become profitable. Other factors that attribute to the entrepreneurial climate of Fort Collins are Colorado State University's College of Business and its Entrepreneurship Center and the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, helping new clean energy, technology, and scientific startup companies get started.

Major Employers in the Fort Collins area

Name & Website



Advanced Energy

Semiconductor power


Agilent Technologies

Electronics, communications, life sciences and chemical analysis



Innovation Graphics, Processors & Media Solutions





Avago Technologies

Analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications



Contact center, back-office, and business process outsourcing (BPO) services



City of Fort Collins

City government


Colorado State University

Under- and post-graduate university



Columbine Health Systems



Eastman Kodak Colorado

Photographic film and paper manufacturing


Hewlett Packard Company



Larimer County

County government


LSI Logic

Microelectronic parts


Poudre R-1 School District

Public school district


Poudre Valley Hospital

Full range health services and hospital


Wal*Mart Supercenter



Water Pik Inc.

Water purification, dental hygiene


Woodward Governor

Speed controls