Workforce

4th

Denver's ranking on "Best cities for job seekers"

Forbes, 2013
1st

best state for labor supply

Forbes, 2013
6th

as America's top creative class states

The Atlantic, 2012
2nd

For population 25+ with bachelor degree or higher

US Census Bureau, 2012
2nd

Most highly educated state

Metro Denver EDC, 2014
5th

5th for number of wind power related jobs

AWEA, 2013

Business Climate

4th

Best state to make a living

Moneyrates.com, 2014
4th

4th, US Clean Tech Leadership Index

Clean Edge, 2014
5th

Best state for business & careers

Forbes, 2013
5th

Ranking for most entrepreneurial states

The Kauffman Foundation, 2014
2nd

best state for entrepreneurship & innovation

US Chamber of Commerce, 2014
2nd

Best state to start a business

Entrepreneur, 2013
2nd

Top state for high-tech share of all businesses

US Chamber of Commerce, 2014
1st

Fastest growing economy

Business Insider, 2014
3rd

Best place for businesses & careers - Denver

Forbes, 2013
4

CO has 4 of the top 10 cities for tech startups

 

Entrepreneur, 2013
2nd

highest rate of citizens with bachelor’s degrees

US Census Bureau, 2012
10th

Top state for “talent pipeline”

US Chamber of Commerce, 2014
6th

Venture capital investments per $1K for State GDP

National Science Board, 2014
5th

best state for business

Forbes, 2012
4th

Ranking on the clean tech leadership index

Clean Edge, 2014
4th

For state technology and science index

Milken Institute, 2014
5th

for small business job gains

Denver Business Journal, 2014
1st

most economically competitive state

Business Insider, 2014
4th

4th in the US for job growth

Denver Business Journal, 2013
4th

for early-stage venture capital investment

priceWaterhouse Coopers, 2012

Lifestyle

42

Colorado has 42 state parks

20

Rivers’ headwaters begin here

25

Breathtaking scenic & historic byways

26

Spectacular ski areas and resorts

12

Awe-inspiring mountain ranges

11

Majestic national forests

10

Scenic & historic trains

1st

Denver ranking for US cities most popular to move

Pew Research Center, 2014
58

Fourteeners (peaks with elevations 14,000 ft +)

4

Magnificent national parks

7th

best state on Gallup's well-being index

Gallup-Healthways, 2014
1st

Ranking for monthly energy costs in the US

WalletHub, 2014
1st

Boulder's ranking for strongest housing market

MSN Real Estate, 2014
7th

7th in quality of life

CNBC, 2013
6

Colorado is home to 6 National Monuments

1st

Red Rocks is the best amphitheater in the US

Rolling Stone, 2013
8th

Largest US state by acreage (104,093.57 Acres)

4th

4th happiest state in the nation

The Denver Post, 2014