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Economic Environment & Rankings

Where does Denver and Colorado Stand Amongst Other States?

Strong. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Denver the second highest “Best Place to Live in the U.S.” based on combination of jobs, desirability, cost of living, quality of life and more.

Colorado Ranked 4th for Economic Competitiveness

In 2018, Denver ranked 4thrd on Forbes “The Best Places for Business and Careers” list out of the the 200 largest U.S. metros on 14 metrics related to jobs, incomes and economic growth; business and living costs; as well as education levels.”

Competitive Comparisons


· 9th Top State for Business in 2019
CNBC 2019 Study

· 1st in Workforce Development Rankings
Mountain Region, Site Selection, 2019

·3rd Best State to Find and Educated Workforce
CRN, 2018

· 9th Best State for Young People
Wallet Hub, 2019

· 5th Best State to Make a Living, 2012

Denver Metro

· Lone Tree ranked No. 9 on the “Best Places to Retire in Colorado”
Smart Asset, 2019

· Douglas County leads the nation as the healthiest community in America
U.S. News & World Report, 2019

· Denver No. 2 on “Best Places to Live” list
U.S. News & World Report, 2019

· Denver ranked No. 6 for the most desirable home ownership market for millennials in the U.S.
Meyers Research, “Millennial Desirability Index”, 2019

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