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Aerospace & Aviation

The Aviation and Aerospace industries have history in the state of Colorado, and the Town of Bennett sits ready to be a part of continued growth into the future.  

Bennett is located in both Adams and Arapahoe County, and both counties are part of the nine-county metro area that houses key aerospace businesses in Colorado. We are located just nine miles from the Colorado air and Space Port

Colorado is currently ranked #2 for the nation’s aerospace economy. 

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Image of a plane flying over a field at sunset

Workforce & Education

We are located just 25 miles from Denver, which provides us a pipeline of professionals with existing skills in aerospace and aviation manufacturing, assembly and maintenance. 

As the aerospace and aviation industry grows, educational institutions in Colorado are preparing future workforces with diverse programs and specialty training.

Some of the best aviation and aerospace educational opportunities are right here in Colorado.

Technical Training Programs Near Bennett

Front Range Community College Morgan Community College
  • Welding
  • Machining
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Robotics Technologies
  • Airframe and Power Plant Training

Higher Education in Colorado


The Town of Bennett is a one-day truck drive to major US markets like Kansas City, Omaha, Lincoln, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Amarillo.  We are located on I-70 and near the Denver interchanges for I-25 and I-76. There are accessible south routes directly from Bennett for travel to Colorado Springs and beyond.

The Town Bennett is conveniently located near the Colorado Air and Space Port, and Denver International Airport, making it easy for local aviation and aerospace companies to transport cargo to assembly plants in other states.  Bennett is also just 24 miles from Buckley Spaceforce Base, which is home to new and advanced space technology, and provides support to other mission partners.

Denver International Airport has the longest runway in North America, measuring 16,000 ft. DIA currently has 6 runways, with enough space to add an additional 6 runways. Their airfield is 6 million square yards.

A plane flying over Denver International Airport


The Town is planning for future growth and development through its innovative Capital Asset Inventory Master Plan (CAIMP). In recent years, the town has completed $28 million of capital construction and improvements. This includes a new wastewater treatment facility, a new elevated water storage tank and new town hall.

In addition to the public infrastructure and services provided by the Town, public services and utilities including fire rescue, electric, gas and telecommunications are provided by our partners.


Internet Providers

Eastern Slope Technologies

ESTech serves Bennett with high-speed Internet and voice services. ESTech has installed 192.5 miles of fiber optic cable in Bennett. They continue to install more fiber every day to increase high-speed Internet service and availability in the area.


Comcast also serves a portion of the Town of Bennett with high-speed Internet.

CORE Electric Cooperative

CORE Electric Cooperative serves more than 165,000 members along Colorado’s Front Range. The nearly 5,000-square-mile service area includes portions of 11 counties to the east, west and south of Denver. CORE has a district office located in Bennett as well as headquarters located in Sedalia, about 20 miles south of Denver.

Colorado Natural Gas

As an energy provider, socially responsible business and a good neighbor, Colorado Natural Gas is committed to being a partner in building a sustainable energy future in the communities they serve. Colorado Natural Gas has partnered with local weatherization and low-income assistance providers to assist our customers who need a little extra help.


Water Supply

The Town’s water supply comes from four Denver Basin aquifers underlying the Town. Considering all aquifers, the Town has a total of 2989.27 acre feet of water rights. The system includes five storage tanks with a storage volume over 1.5 million gallons. As new land projects are approved and developed, additional water storage incorporated into the subdivision agreements to assure new development pays its own way.

Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue

Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue currently provides All-Hazard response to a service area covering approximately 325 square miles, operating out of 2 fully staffed stations, providing 24/7 coverage, an Administrative Building which houses our Administrative Staff including the Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, and Fire Chief, and a Maintenance Facility.