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Research Centers

With one of the highest concentrations of federally funded science and research labs in the nation, Colorado is home to more than 4,500 scientists and engineers. Federal labs contribute greatly to the evolution of Metro Denver’s high-tech industries and generate an estimated $720 million annual economic impact to the region. The labs also facilitate significant tech transfer opportunities among educational institutions and local companies in critical areas such as climate research, space science, and renewable energy development.

Over $1.5 billion in research funding poured into the region's universities and research centers in 2007 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), and other government and private sources. University of Colorado (CU-Boulder) ranked first among 150 U.S. public universities for federally financed research expenditures. CU-Boulder attracted $640.1 million in research awards and Colorado State University had a record-breaking year with $296 million in research expenditures.

Major federal labs, research universities, and research centers: