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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.





Yuma County covers an area of 3,000 square miles in Northeastern Colorado. Approximately 150 miles east of Denver between I-70 and I-76. The climate is dry and generally mild with warm summers, mild winters and a growing season of approximately 138 days. Its rolling, grass-covered hillsides and fertile farmland descend into the headwaters of the Republican and Arickaree Rivers which sustain Bonny State Reservoir. The availability of water from the Ogallala aquifer, Bonny State Reservoir and center pivot irrigation systems have greatly increased crop production in Yuma county. These natural resources also support abundant wildlife and recreation activities such as boating, fishing, water skiing, hunting, and golf. The communities are filled with amenities not usually found in rural areas. They include: Beautiful parks in every city, public swimming pools with park slides, new medical facilities and schools, recreation center, community center, and family friendly environment.

Yuma County is rich in the resources and topography required to insure the production of a variety of crops and livestock. The availability of water from the Ogallala Aquifer and center pivot irrigation systems have greatly increased crop production. Yuma County is the leading corn producer in Colorado representing 25% of the state's total output. The dairy, beef, and swine industries also have a large presence in the county.

Yuma County Facts
Yuma County Population - 9,841 (2000) up 9.6% since 1990
Eckley 278
Wray 2187
Yuma 3285
Unincorporated Area 4091
For more information about Yuma County contact:

Yuma County Economic Development Corporation
P.O. Box 244
Yuma, CO 80759
800-203-7884 (toll free)
970-848-0735 (fax)
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