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3 rd
In high-Tech Employment Per 1,000 Workers
5 th
Best state for business & careers
6 th
For lowest state sales tax rates
5 th
hotspot for startup IT jobs
3 rd
most economically competitive state
1 st
Fastest growing economy
4 th
Best state to make a living
3 rd
Venture capital investments per $1K for State GDP
3 rd
Ft. Collins ranks 3rd best city for business
4 th
for early-stage venture capital investment
8 th
Among the fastest-growing cities for population
2 nd
For population 25+ with bachelor degree or higher
3 rd
For high tech employment per 1,000 workers
7 th
best state on Gallup's well-being index
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1 st
Denver ranking for US cities most popular to move
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Fourteeners (peaks with elevations 14,000 ft +)
8 th
Largest state in the USA by acreage
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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.