Southern Colorado Business Partnership
Great Place to Live and Work
Not only is the Southern Colorado region a great place to do business, it’s also a great place for employees to live and work.

Housing

Southern Colorado offers a multitude of housing options within an easy commute to employment centers. You’ll find plenty single-family suburban homes, mountain retreats, farm and ranch properties, and downtown condominiums and apartments, all at a cost of living that’s close to 10 percent less than the national average.

Climate

The climate in Southern Colorado is semi-arid, with four distinct seasons and nearly 300 days of sunshine a year. July tends to be the warmest month in the region, with an average daily high temperature of 86.6 degrees. March tends to be the month with the most snowfall, with a little over 12 inches on average. More than two-thirds of the days in any given month are sunny – the summer months have fewer completely sunny days because of the region’s tendency toward cooling afternoon showers, while the winter months actually maintain the highest percentage of sunny days on average.

Transportation

Southern Colorado is situated along key north and south transportation corridor, I25, and east and west corridors, highways 24, 50 and 160.  The area allows for easy access to Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver International Airport.  Rail transportation operated by three rail companies provides freight services among Southern Colorado communities, extending to Denver, Cheyenne, and beyond.

Education

Southern Colorado is home to several presteges universities; Colorado State University-Pueblo, University of Colorado at Colorado; Colorado College and several community colleges; Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Otero Junior College, Lamar Community College and Trinidad State Junior College.  

At the K-12 level, Southern Colorado School Districts have highly ranked schools in the state.

Recreation

Colorado has a healthy population, and the Pikes Peak Region is ranked one of the healthiest in the state. It’s a community that loves outdoor recreation, with ample opportunities for fishing, rafting, hiking, bicycling, boating, and more, all close to the population centers. Paved walking and biking trail systems are standard for Southern Colorado communities.  National parks and forests, state parks, county parks, and city parks, as well as designated open space and open land areas, are found throughout the region and are treasured by residents.

Healthcare

In addition to hundreds of primary care physicians and specialists throughout the region, there are several primary healthcare systems in Southern Colorado that attract patients throughout Southern Colorado.

Arts and Culture

Major population centers in Southern Colorado have a breadth of cultural activity for the enjoyment of its residents.  From activities like the State Fair, Rodeos, festivals, theatre and art institutions; Southern Colorado has what you are looking for.