Whether it's custom metal components or sprinkler systems, those in light manufacturing love our highly skilled work force. In our schools, the average pupil/teacher ratio is 13.5 to one, ensuring we produce capable and motivated workers. More than 80 percent of our labor force has graduated from high school. And the percentage of workers with college degrees ranges from Elbert County's 19.8 percent to 11.9 percent in Cheyenne County.
Plus, there's an inherent attitude among the people of the Plains to get the job done and get it done right. And that makes for low employee turnover and high productivity for employers relocating or expanding to Colorado's Central Plains, making our area an ideal environment for light manufacturing.