Colorado Recruiting Zone - Greeley


Greeley Highlights

  • Incorporated in 1885
  • Located only an hour from Denver
  • Forbes ranks the Greeley area 37th in the U.S. for “Best Places for Business and Careers”


  • Population: 95,006
  • Median Age: 30.6
  • Household Units: 36,868
  • Land Area: 30 square miles
  • County: Weld

Environmental Attractions

  • 2 golf courses
  • Over 30 parks, including 145 acre Island Grove Regional Park

Fun Facts

  • Greeley’s original streets were named after trees, while avenues took names of U.S. presidents. Today, nearly 100% of city streets are numbered.

Arts & Culture

  • The four distinct museums operated by the City of Greeley help residents and tourists alike explore the fascinating history of Greeley, Weld County and Colorado's High Plains.
  • The Union Colony Civic Center provides Northern Colorado and the surrounding areas with a variety of the best local, regional and national entertainment from Broadway musicals, to comedy, concerts, dance, plays and more.

Major Employers

  • Swift & Company
  • North Colorado Medical Center
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • StarTek, Inc.
  • Bonnell Good Samaritan Center
  • Aims Community College

Economic Development

  • In August 2010, Leprino Foods announced plans for a new $270 million factory in Greeley which could employ up to 500 people. Construction began in July 2010.
  • Greeley offers business incentives such as a Sales and Use Tax rebate, a development fee waiver, a Personal Property Tax incentive, an Industrial Water Bank, FastTrack Permitting, tax increment financing, and an Aviation Development Zone.
  • The Greeley-Weld County Airport is located only 40 miles north of Denver, but outside of the Denver Class B Airspace. It is perfectly positioned to service the needs of all general and business aviation users.