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2 nd
best state for entrepreneurship & innovation
1 st
most economically competitive state
CO has 4 of the top 10 cities for tech startups  
5 th
for small business job gains
2 nd
Best state to start a business
3 rd
Best place for businesses & careers - Denver
5 th
Ranking for most entrepreneurial states
4 th
4th in the US for job growth
4 th
4th, US Clean Tech Leadership Index
6 th
Venture capital investments per $1K for State GDP
4 th
Denver's ranking on "Best cities for job seekers"
1 st
best state for labor supply
5 th
5th for number of wind power related jobs
1 st
Red Rocks is the best amphitheater in the US
1 st
Ranking for monthly energy costs in the US
Magnificent national parks
Colorado is home to 6 National Monuments
Spectacular ski areas and resorts
Colorado has 42 state parks
8 th
Largest US state by acreage (104,093.57 Acres)
4 th
4th happiest state in the nation
Majestic national forests
Breathtaking scenic & historic byways

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Gov's Excellence in Exporting Award winners

In honor of World Trade Day, OEDIT today announced that Dean Swift Seed Company and Diversified Machine Systems are the winners of the 45th annual Governor’s Excel