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5 th
Most sustainable state
6 th
For lowest state sales tax rates
2 nd
Best state to start a business
3 rd
Venture capital investments per $1K for State GDP
4 th
in Growth Prospects
5 th
Best state to do business
3 rd
State in Small Business Innovative Research grants
4 th
In number of new companies per 1,000 employees
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In high-Tech Employment Per 1,000 Workers
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best state for labor supply
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For proprietors as percentage of total employment
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Scenic & historic trains
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Breathtaking scenic & historic byways
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Awe-inspiring mountain ranges
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Majestic national forests
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Fiona Arnold appointed exec. director of OEDIT

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Fiona Arnold will be appointed executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), effective Jan. 2, 2015. She will replace Ken Lund who has served in the role since August 2012.