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THE FACTS

Construction is a significant contributor to Colorado’s economy. This industry plays a critical role in Colorado employment, wages and contribution to Gross Domestic Product by state. As a subsector of the construction industry, the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades contribute substantially to the overall impacts of the construction industry. The purpose of this report is to bring together measures of the construction industry’s economic impact on the State of Colorado, as well as the importance of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing sector. The results support the conclusion that construction is one of the more important industries in Colorado:

In summary, the study below shows there will be an increasing opportunity for good paying jobs in the construction industry in Colorado. The challenge will be to fund programs that prepare Colorado citizens for these jobs.

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