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2 nd
highest rate of citizens with bachelor’s degrees
CO has 4 of the top 10 cities for tech startups  
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Best state to start a business
4 th
4th in the US for job growth
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best state for business
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for small business job gains
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Ranking for most entrepreneurial states
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Best state to make a living
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for early-stage venture capital investment
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Best place for businesses & careers - Denver
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best state for labor supply
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For population 25+ with bachelor degree or higher
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best state on Gallup's well-being index
Majestic national forests
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7th in quality of life
Rivers’ headwaters begin here
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Red Rocks is the best amphitheater in the US
Awe-inspiring mountain ranges
Spectacular ski areas and resorts
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Largest US state by acreage (104,093.57 Acres)
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AI Accelerator Grant apps now being accepted

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade today announced it is accepting applications for the third grant cycle of the Advanced Industries Accelerator grant programs for