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History attributes the famous phrase “Go West, young man” to Horace Greeley, the former editor of the New York Tribune, from whom the town of Greeley, Colorado derives its name. Nathan C. Meeker, a New York City newspaper reporter, who counted Horace Greeley as his editor, founded Greeley, Colorado (initially named Union Colony) in 1869 as a utopian community based on “temperance, religion, agriculture, education and family values,” according to Greeleyhistory.org.
Located about halfway between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Colorado’s capital, Denver, near the intersection of US Highways 85 and 34, Greeley shares its southern border with two other Weld County towns, Evans and Garden City. Greeley is the largest city in Weld County and the 12th largest city in Colorado, with a population of 92,889, according to the 2010 census.
JBS Swift & Company is Greeley’s largest employer. It is a meatpacking company that employs 4,192, according to a 2011 city financial report. Other large employers in the area include StarTek, Hensel Phelps Construction and State Farm.
Industries such as meatpacking and construction are rife with dangers, and as some of Greeley’s largest employers, these industries expose Greeley residents to personal injury on a daily basis. If you or someone you love has been the victim of an injury in Greeley due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us at (866) 377-3800 or visit our website and fill out a contact form today for more information on Greeley personal injury cases or for a free consultation with our national accident lawyer. You can also check us out on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
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