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3 rd
most economically competitive state
4 th
In number of new companies per 1,000 employees
CO has 4 of the top 10 cities for tech startups  
2 nd
Top state for high-tech share of all businesses
5 th
hotspot for startup IT jobs
5 th
best city for businesses & careers (Denver)
2 nd
Best state to start a business
5 th
Most sustainable state
4 th
In total solar energy installed capacity
8 th
In total wind energy installed capacity
6 th
as America's top creative class states
4 th
For number of new companies per 1,000 employees
8 th
Among the fastest-growing cities for population
Colorado has 42 state parks
1 st
Denver ranking for US cities most popular to move
9 th
in quality of life
Spectacular ski areas and resorts
3 rd
Denver is 3rd best city for college grads
1 st
Boulder's ranking for strongest housing market
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Fourteeners (peaks with elevations 14,000 ft +)
Majestic national forests
7 th
best state on Gallup's well-being index

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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.