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Great Jobs and Race Horses in Broomfield, Colorado

Updated on February 16, 2021
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Ms. Inglish is a successful Employment & Training pro, setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed in gainful employment.

Broomfield is a Healthy City according the the U.S. Government
Broomfield is a Healthy City according the the U.S. Government | Source

A Mega Metropolitan Area

Because of fast growth and development, the City and County of Broomfield was founded in November 2001, where the city had formerly been located in four separate counties in a land formerly inhabited by the Apache, Arapaho, and Cheyenne Native Americans.

As European-Americans headed west, the Broomfield area became part of the Louisiana Purchase. This happened in same the year Ohio became a state: 1803. The 1850 discovery of gold and the 1870s advent of the railroad in Colorado increased transportation, commercial, and residential access to the land. A Boulder Turnpike highway opened in 1950.

Taking off from Broomfield with Colorado Rockies in the background.
Taking off from Broomfield with Colorado Rockies in the background.

Today, the local transit and parks systems support air, bus, and rail services, park-n-rides and call-n-ride options, ADA accommodations, bike paths, foot trails, an airport shuttle, Senior Citizen transport, and financial incentives to carpool.

We have found nearly 114,000 job listings in September 2013 (up from 46,000 job openings for September 2010) in the Broomfield job market, with signs that new jobs will increase through 2020.

The majority of the most frequently listed job vacancies are occurring in Information Technology (IT), Management, Retail Sales, Healthcare, and Casual Dining.

Much of this labor market opportunity is involved with increasing populations, incoming businesses, and the location Broomfield midway between the larger Denver and Boulder, Colorado Metro Areas. The entire makes a larger region as the Denver - Aurora - Boulder Metro Area. Money tells us that population rates are rising, crime rates are low, and school systems are of the highest standards and effectiveness.

Broomfield was placed on list of the Best 100 Places to Live in America by in 2010.

The city is in the Number 19 slot out of the 100 cities , with a population of 55,000+ and a driving distance, as advised by Money of only 20 minutes to either of its nearby the larger metro areas.

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Rocky Mountain Airshow: First Drone Filming of an Airshow in 2014

Market Expansion

Sections of the town of Interlocken were added to Broomfield in the mid-1980s and became a business park that was facilitated by additional highway construction, much of it accomplished with private rather than government funding. SUN Microsystems and Level 3 Communication moved in, followed by the Flatiron Crossing upscale mall. All this was followed by continuing commercial and residential growth in tandem with transportation improvements.


Healthy Broomfield ( encourages healthy activity in its Broomfield America on the Move project. Attractive blue and white signs around Broomfield and surrounding towns encourage folks to walk 2,000 steps a day, eat just 100 calories less per day, and to park farther away from businesses and walk for healthy activity.

Famous Local People and Their Racehorses

Walt Disney Pictures has filmed a true story about a famous Denver racehorse owner and a famous line of race horses that produced a miracle in 1973.

The female owner, Penny Chenery Tweedy, took the reins of a crumbling racing empire while continuing her role as homemaker, and determinedly fought discrimination against women with the support of her staff, friends, and finally her own family in order to produce the miracle of Secretariat.

Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths.

Tribute statue at the Belmont Stakes track. Secretariat, also called "Bid Red."
Tribute statue at the Belmont Stakes track. Secretariat, also called "Bid Red."

Actual Footage of the 1973 Belmont Stakes

Mrs. Penny Tweedy lived to age of 95 when she padded away in 2017, having raised two daughters and two sons with her husband John in Denver.

She flew back and forth between Denver and her father's farm, Meadow Farm, in Caroline County, Virginia to keep the lineage and dream alive that would manifest as the horse Secretariat.

Penny did all of this in the late 1960s and the early 1970s when the discriminatory glass ceiling was so thick that women could hardly see through it. Advancing age and racial differences were also major qualities for discrimination in these years of the Civil Rights Era and Vet Nam Conflict.

Penny's son John has made a documentary and others have written books about the Secretariat years in the 2010s. The horse Secretariat is called the "greatest racing horse that ever lived." I wondered why, having seen footage of only the first two races in the 1973 Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Unreal to my eye, the Belmont Stakes at the end of the trio of races in 1973 was astounding.

Having set speed records against other top horses in the first two races, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths.

To date, he is the only horse ever to be featured simultaneously on the covers of Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and Time. His speed records remain thus far unbroken for his Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes runs. In June 2015, American Pharoah bested his time on the final quarter mile of the Belmont Stakes, though, by about one second.

He is the only animal in the ESPN 50 Greatest Athletes of the Century. Reporter and author William Nack and Walt Disney Pictures present an inspiring story in Secretariat, highlighting American sports history that not everyone knows.


Best Hiring Employers and Top Jobs

These top employers maintain large employee pools and advertise many of the 50,000+ jobs available in the Broomfield area.

  1. United Pacific: Truck stops and convenience stores
  2. Rob Kraft Inc.: Burger Kings and coffeehouses
  3. Denver Public Schools
  4. Engineering Firms: Ball Aerospace, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Oracle, CACI.
  5. University of Colorado: School and hospital
  6. Trucking and Freight companies: Andrus Transportation, Right Turn, United Pacific
  7. Centura Health
  8. Safeway Groceries
  9. Cross Country TravelCorps
  10. US Air Force/USAF 50th Space Wing and Lockheed Martin: A member of the NASA Commercial Crew.

USAF 50th Space Wing and Aerospace Exploration

USAF 50th Space Wing:
50th Space Wing Headquarters, Schriever Air Force Base, 210 Falcon Parkway, Schriever Air Force Base

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Top 10 High Demand Jobs

  1. Project Managers in IT
  2. Engineers in all fields, including IT and aerospace industries
  3. Truck Drivers/Owner Operators with CDL
  4. Physicians
  5. Physical and Speech Therapists
  6. Solution Representatives/Brand Specialists in sales and services.
  7. Retail Salespeople: In store and Online
  8. Nursing Support: CNAs, Aides, Assistants, etc.
  9. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  10. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

Largest Area Employers

  1. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton CO
  2. Peterson Air Force Base
  3. University Of Colorado in Boulder and Denver
  4. IBM in Boulder
  5. Great West Life & Annuity Ins in Greenwood Village
  6. Transportation Safety Office in Denver
  7. Molson Coors Brewing Co.
  8. University of Colorado Hospital
  9. Printers Personnel
  10. Level 3 Communications Inc. in Broomfield
  11. Rocky Flats Environmental
  12. St. Anthony Central Hospital
  13. Elitch Gardens
  14. Miller Coors LLC
  15. St. Joseph Hospital
  16. Dish Network Corporation
  17. Wells Fargo Bank
  18. Boulder Community Hospital

The USAF 50th Space Wing is another agency located near Broomfield, about 60 miles to the southwest and near Cheyenne Mountain military installations.

With privatized spaceflight and major spaceports becoming operational in the American Southwest, this installation and its Schriever Air Force Base can be important to future growth in the Denver-Aurora-Boulder area.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 Patty Inglish MS


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      10 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      I think some of these presentations can help people learn about geography and history a little, so their even more interesting for me to do now. Thanks, Hello, hello.

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      10 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, Patty, for an informative hub. I can't apply or look at any job but I enjoy learning about the town.


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