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Venture capital investments per $1K for State GDP
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Ranking on the clean tech leadership index
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Best state for business & careers
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highest rate of citizens with bachelor’s degrees
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Apply for Gov's Excellence in Exporting Award

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting. Deadline for application: April 17, 2015