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Colorado tops the list of many business rankings for best places to do business, live and start a company.



4th Best State to Make a Living, 

Colorado retains No. 4 position on Milken Institute State Technology & Science Index

Boulder among best places to live in 2014Money Magazine

"Denver technology wages among the fastest rising in the nation,"Denver Business Journal

"Colorado economy rated tops in nation,"Denver Business Journal

"Colorado named top state economy" by Business Insider

Colorado ranked 5th Most Entrepreneurial state in the 2014 Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Index

"5 Colorado cities among Forbes' 30 best places for business,"Denver Business Journal

"Denver ranks No. 1 in nation in employment opportunities,"Denver Business Journal

"Study finds Colorado is mostly happy" as reported on

"Denver ranked in top 10 for best places for STEM graduates,"Denver Business Journal

Colorado among Top 10 of "America's Top States for Business,"CNBC via Denver Business Journal

"Colorado in the forefront of transforming workplace,"Denver Post

"Entrepreneurial activity increases in Colorado,"Denver Business Journal


Colorado ranked 8th on Bloomberg’s Top 20 Most Innovative States List. (2013).

Colorado ranked 7th on Fast Company’s list on top states for innovation. (2013).

Colorado ranked 4th in the Miliken Institute’s State Technology and Science Index (2013).

The US Chamber of Commerce ranked Colorado 2nd for the 2012 top 10 states for entrepreneurship and innovation in their 2012 and 2013 Enterprising States Report.



Colorado ranked 5th best state for business by Forbes


The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity listed Colorado as fourth for the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity in the United States, with 450 new business owners per 100,000 adults

The Beacon Hill Institute issues an annual report on state competitiveness and Colorado consistently ranks in the top ten. Colorado ranked 3rd 

StartUpHire listed Colorado as first for growth in the startup job sector, as the state saw a 170 percent increase in startup jobs between 2010 and 2011.


2010 and previous 


TechAmerica Cyber states ranked Colorado 3rd in Technology Industry Employment Concentration (2010).

Colorado ranked 4th in Research and Development Inputs, the ability to attract various types of federal, industry, and academic funding, by the Milken Institute Research and Development Inputs Composite Index (2008)


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