Rankings and Statistics

Colorado consistently ranks among the top states in some of the most important areas you may be considering before moving or expanding your business and employees. Check out our business climate, workforce and lifestyle stats in the links below.


Colorado consistently receives top rankings nationally as a place to live and start and succeed in business:

2nd Best State For Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Inc. Magazine, 2013

2nd Best State to Start a Business
CNBC, 2013

2nd Top Entrepreneurship and Innovation State
US Chamber of Commerce, 2013

4th Top State in Tech and Science Assets
Miliken Institute State Technology and Science Index, 2012

5th Best State for Business 
Forbes, 2012

5th Best State to Make a Living
MoneyRates.com, 2012

1st Best State for Labor Supply
Forbes, 2012

1st for Growth in the Startup Job Sector
StartUpHire, 2012

7th Best State To Do Business
CNBC, 2013

3rd Best State for Economic Competitiveness
Beacon Hill Institute, 2012

2nd Top State for High-Tech Business
TechAmerica, 2012

5th Strongest Housing Market
24/7 Wall Street, 2012

4th Best State for Early-Stage Venture Capital Investment
priceWaterhouse Coopers, 2012

5th Best State for Clean Tech Leadership
Clean Edge Inc., 2013