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Colorado

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

Restaurants are a driving force in Colorado’s economy. They provide jobs and build careers for thousands of people, and play a vital role in local communities throughout the state.

11,247

Eating and drinking place locations in Colorado in 2015

$11.6 billion

Projected sales in Colorado's restaurants in 2016

268,400

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Colorado in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 13.3% = 35,800 additional jobs, for a total of 304,200 jobs by 2026.

Colorado's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Michael Bennet (D)
Cory Gardner (R)
11,247
217,500

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Diana DeGette (D)
Jared Polis (D)
Scott Tipton (R)
Ken Buck (R)
Doug Lamborn (R)
Mike Coffman (R)
Ed Perlmutter (D)
TOTAL
2,287
2,070
1,759
1,473
1,343
1,071
1,244
11,247
44,223
40,038
34,016
28,493
25,970
20,710
24,050
217,500

*Colorado's 217,500 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 268,400 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

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Source: National Restaurant Association, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics & U.S. Census Bureau, 2015