Economic Development


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:
  • Average household income of $113,911
  • More than 60% of adults have at least a bachelor's degree
  • More than 78% of homes are owner occupied
  • Population of 113,595
Figures from The Nielsen Company and are current as of February 2016.


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.