EVENTS & POINTS OF INTEREST
Pueblo is the home to the annual Colorado State Fair, held in late summer, as well as an annual Chili Festival. Pueblo hosts the region’s largest hot rod event at the Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals. The area’s newest event is the Wild West Fest, featuring an exciting rodeo as the main event. The festival is sponsored by the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), who also moved their corporate headquarters to Pueblo. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the nearby Lake Pueblo State Park offering fishing, camping, boating and hiking. The Buell Children’s Museum offers a 12,000 square-foot, two-level facility that offers innovative, hands-on exhibits focusing on the arts, science and history. For those interested in the arts, Pueblos offers ballet and dance, engaging productions from the Southern Colorado Theatre Company, and concerts from the Pueblo Symphony.
With 13 high schools, Pueblo County’s schools have been educating students for more than one hundred years. Area schools include, Pueblo Centennial, Pueblo Central, Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School, Southern Colorado Early College, Pueblo Technical Academy, Parkhill Christian Academy, and the Health Academy, to name a few. With a low student ratio of 17, the younger citizens of Pueblo are afforded personal attention and are nationally ranked. Higher education is provided by Colorado State University-Pueblo, which is quickly being recognized for its excellence in academics and sports, and Pueblo Community College.
Pueblo has a low cost of doing business which is a major reason why many companies have set up headquarters here in recent years. Sometimes referred to as the “Steel City,” for being one of the largest steel-producing cities in the country, Pueblo is considered the economic hub of southeastern Colorado. Boasting a strong footprint in diverse industries, Pueblo’s major industries include heavy industrial, healthcare, electronics and aviation companies.
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