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Survey shows 7,000+ potential employees in region

More than 2,000 people over age 18 are planning to enter or re-enter the workforce in Northeastern Colorado. In addition, 1,291 youth are looking for work, and 4,132 people want a different job, for a total of 7,489 potential employees in the six-county region.

See the Regional Profile section of this web site for more information about Northeastern Colorado's Skilled Labor Force.





Phillips County is located on the beautiful high plains of Northeastern Colorado. The county's primary industry is agriculture. It is one of the most productive farming and ranching regions in our country. Phillips County is proud of the focus on tradition, family and values. The County excels in its' schools, educational opportunities, healthcare, access to high speed technology and a friendly clean atmosphere. Haxtun, Paoli, Holyoke and Amherst are the towns located in Phillips County.

These wonderful small rural towns in Phillips County have much to offer. They are within one hour of many recreational and cultural opportunities including boating, fishing, water skiing, great hunting, golf, biking, hiking and movie theaters.

Phillips County is proud of the wonderful quality of life and cost of living it offers along with the local events, festivals and abundant wildlife. In addition the county has many businesses that provide services to the community members. Phillips County is a wonderful place to raise a family or age gracefully with activities for all ages. However, best of all are the sunsets and stars.

Phillips County Facts
Phillips County Population
4480 (2000)
Median Family Income
Construction and Real Estate
Average Home Price $64,372
Unemployment Rate
15,716,110 bushels of grain storage (includes feedlots/hog farms)
358,779 agricultural acres
51,612 grazing acres
For more information about Phillips County contact:

Phillips County Economic Development Corporation
P.O. Box 424
Holyoke, CO 80734
970- 854-4386
970-854-4387 (fax)
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