CO has one of the nation’s most educated, technically savvy workforces


5th Annual Procurement Expo supports Colorado businesses.

January 22, 2014

Promoting growth and sustainability in Colorado's advanced industries.

Advanced Industries (AI) Accelerator Programs

Gov. Hickenlooper visits Durango on the 2014 Colorado Blueprint Tour.

January 11, 2014

Together we can make a stronger Colorado!

Colorado United Day of Service, Sept. 13

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Best state to start a business
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Boulder is ranked 1st best startup city in the US
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Among the second-tier bioscience states
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In number of new companies per 1,000 employees
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best state for business
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Top state for high-tech share of all businesses
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Best state for business & careers
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In total solar energy installed capacity
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best state for entrepreneurship & innovation
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most economically competitive state
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For population 25+ with bachelor degree or higher
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For proprietors as percentage of total employment
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in science and engineering doctorate holders  
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state for volunteers per capita
Colorado has 42 state parks
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Red Rocks is the best amphitheater in the US
Magnificent national parks
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Denver is 3rd best city for college grads
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Boulder's ranking for strongest housing market
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best state on Gallup's well-being index
Spectacular ski areas and resorts
Breathtaking scenic & historic byways
Rivers’ headwaters begin here

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CO receives $6M from DOD to grow Advanced Mfg

Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today the state has been awarded $6.6 million from the U.S.