Economic Development

Overview

Lafayette is open for business and is a strong supporter of economic development. The city is located just northwest of Denver in the southeast corner of Boulder County, 10 miles east of Boulder. The community offers a small town atmosphere with the convenience of easy access to a major metropolitan area. Lafayette’s location, accessibility, and high quality of life combine to make the city a desirable location for residential, commercial, and light industrial development. 

Lafayette Fast Facts

Within a 5-mile radius of U.S. Highway 287 and South Boulder Road: 

  • 9.3 square miles
  • Average household income of $121,108
  • Approximately 58% of adults have at least a bachelor's degree
  • More than 78% of homes are owner occupied
  • Population of 28,714 (2018)

Figures from The Nielsen Company 

Mission 

To encourage economic development within the city that enhances the city’s tax base, increases primary jobs within the city, and maintains the community’s quality of life.