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Businesses Thrive in Pueblo
Pueblo is home to a variety of booming businesses, from steel suppliers to tortilla manufacturers.
Pueblo Economic Development Corporation
A private, not-for-profit organization, the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO) works to promote the Pueblo area to relocating or expanding businesses. In addition, PEDCO strives to attract, retain and expand jobs in the community.
Situated about five miles from the Central Business District of Pueblo, Pueblo Memorial Airport is used for commercial passenger flights, as well as charter, military and business travel by based and visiting aircraft, plus recreational and general aviation flights and flight training. The airport also offers nonstop service to Denver, which is 40 miles away, twice each day.
This 4,700-acre industrial park is located south of Pueblo, and is adjacent to both Interstate 25 and two major rail lines, the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern. Created by PEDCO, Minnequa Park was designed to fill a hole in the area’s available industrial space.
A variety of businesses have relocated or expanded into the park, including Vestas Wind Systems, a Denmark-based company that produces wind turbines. Vestas recently chose Minnequa Park as the location for the world's largest manufacturing plant for wind turbine towers.
Major Employers and Other Notable Companies in Pueblo
Headquartered in Pueblo, Professional Bull Riders Inc. was created in 1992 and now consists of more than 1,200 bull riders from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico.
One of Convergys many locations in the United States is in Pueblo, where employees strive to help clients decrease costs while also recruiting, servicing and retaining customers.
With a location in Pueblo, Trane Company is a world leader in air conditioning systems, services and solutions, working to keep clients comfortable in their homes.
Based in Texas, Mission Foods has a plant in Pueblo that manufactures corn, flour, wheat and flavored tortillas, as well as a variety of tortilla-related products.
Founded in 1984 and working to assist with customers’ brand strategies, Innotrac Corp. has built its fulfillment, distribution and customer care center in Pueblo.
A human service agency, Pueblo Diversified Industries Inc. strives to help disabled individuals, offering a variety of employment opportunities, as well as life enrichment programs.
Formerly known as the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel Mills is a specialty mini mill producing a variety of steel products including rail, seamless pipe and coiled reinforcing bars.
Midwest Fabrication & Steel has been supplying structural steel components and erection services since World War II, and also helped to construct one of the state’s landmarks, the Royal Gorge Bridge