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December 2010

Denver is ranked as the 8th smartest city on a recent CNNMoney article.  Read more about the Smartest Cities.

Colorado rates #4 among all 50 states as to where Americans wish to live.  Read more about Where American's Want To Live.



November 2010

Eleven colleges in Colorado are included on Forbes' 2010 'America's Best Colleges' List: Those schools are:  The United States Air Force Academy; Colorado College; Colorado School of Mines; University of Colorado at Boulder; University of Denver; Colorado State University; University of Colorado Denver; Western State College; Ft. Lewis College; Metropolitan State College of Denver; and Mesa State College.  Read more about America's Best Colleges.

For the 2nd year in a row, Colorado ranks as 4th best state for business on Rorbes's most recent list of the best states to do business.  Read more about Colorado's Business Ranking.

 

October 2010

Affordable Education In Denver Colorado 

On a nationwide scale, Colorado ranks 3 of its Colleges and Universities in the top 50 most affordable.  Read more about America's Best Buys

 

September 2010

Denver Colorado Companies Make Fastest Growing List

The Denver Business Journal recently reported that 15 Colorado companies made Inc 500's fastest growing companies list.  Among them were Ayuda, Broomfield, Travelers Haven; Denver, Eco-Products, Boulder; IP5280 Communications, Englewood; RTL Networks, Denver; EffectiveUI, Denver; New West Technologies, Greenwood Village; Cloud 9 Living, Boulder; and Delta Disaster Services , Arvada.  Read more Colorado Companies On Fastest-Growing List.

 

August 2010

Denver Colorado Employers Plan To Hire More In 3rd Qtr

Manpower says that about 11% more Denver area employers will be hiring this quarter, after adjusting for layoffs.  The Denver area plans a much faster hiring pace over last year.  Read more Denver Employers Hiring More In 3rd Quarter 2010.

 

August 2010

Denver Colorado In Top 10 Of 50 Best Cities For Job Seekers

The latest rankings from career search engine juju.com rates Denver in the top 10 U.S. cities for job seekers.  Denver has placed in the top ten for the last 3 quarters.  Read more Denver Rates In Top 10 U.S. Cities For Job Seekers.

 

August 2010

Highlands Ranch, Broomfield, And Ft Collins Top Destinations

The Denver Front Range scored a trifecta of sorts with CNN Money ranking 3 of its cities in the top 20 best places to live in America.  The survey focused on populations of 50,000 to 300,000.  Read the full story at Denver Front Range Has 3 Cities In Top 20 In U.S.A.

 

July 2010

Denver Colorado Is Most Improved U.S. Housing Market

Bloomberg reported last month that Denver was the most improved housing market in the nation.  Read the full report about Denver Ranks As The Most Improved U.S. Housing Market.



July 2010

Colorado Ranks Least Obese State In America

According to Trust For America's Health, Colorado just won the top award for all U.S. states for the least obese adult population.  The foundation focuses on health care issues facing this country.  Read more about Colorado Ranks As Least Obese State In U.S.A.

 

July 2010

Denver Colorado Luxury Home Sales Up 62%

The Denver Business Journal reported that Denver's luxury home market improved a whopping 62% from a year earlier.  Length of time on the market has also decreased, signaling a recovery for the upper end market.  Read more Denver's Luxury Home Market Rebounds This Year.

 

June 2010

Denver Colorado Rated 8th Best For Young Professionals

Denver recently won top honors for being among one of the best places in the country for college grads to get a strong start on a career.  Denver was tops for those american cities that had low unemployment and higher than average income, combined.  Read more about Denver Being Among The Top Career Cities For Young Professionals.

 

June 2010

Denver International Airport Ranked 3rd In U.S.

For the 3rd straight year running, DIA has been named one of the foremost airports in the country, based on excellence and good value.  Read more about Denver International Airport Nation's 3rd Best Airport.

 

May 2010

Denver Colorado Rates Nation's 3rd Strongest Economy

Economics research firm Policom says Denver is nation's 3rd strongest economy out of 366 metro areas, their research concluded.  Based upon 2 full decades of jobs and income data, Denver has proven a stable destination to relocatees and for workers. 

 

April 2010

Denver Colorado Ranks As Number 5, Out Of Top Twenty Cities On Housing Report

The Denver-area housing market showed an overall gain of 3.6 percent – the fourth consecutive month that Denver showed a year-over-year jump.  Denver showed the highest appreciation of any city not on or near the West or East Coasts.

Denver housing has kept pace with inflation, or performed slightly better than the inflation rate. This is a very positive indicator that bodes very well for the future.  

Source: John Rebchook, Inside Real Estate News (4/27/2010)

March 2010

10 Cities Where It's Smarter to Buy

For people who want to own a home, the premium to buy—the spread between what they’d spend to rent and what they’d pay for a mortgage—is much lower than the 15-year average in many cities.

To determine what cities are smart buys, Forbes magazine computed the premium and also identified locales where economists predict home prices will go up the most over the next five years.

Here are the top 10 cities the magazine chose as the best places to buy right now.

  1. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.
  2. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, N.C.-S.C.
  3. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.
  4. Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Ky.-Ind.
  5. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
  6. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis.
  7. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.
  8. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Ore.-Wash.
  9. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.
  10. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.V.

Source: Forbes, Francesca Levy (01/21/2010)

January 2010

Denver Area Receives Frequent "Top Accolades"
  • Denver has graced FORTUNE magazine’s list of “Best Cities for Business", for the past five years running.  And, each year since 2001, Denver has been one of Dun and Bradstreet’s “Top 10 Cities for Small Business."  With Denver's highly educated citizens and entrepreneurial spirit, our community is in a constant pursuit of opportunity.   
  • Longmont was named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States twice - once in 2006 and again in 2008.
  • Louisville was ranked as by CNN Money as their top choice in the best places to live in 2009.
  • Westminster was ranked by Money Magazine as one of "America's Hottest Towns."  In 2004 the city ranked 11th in the West with a population of more than 100,000.  In 2007, Westminster was named a Grand Award winner in the 2007 Gold Medal competition for their parks, recreation and Libraries.
  • Aurora was honored with the All-America City Award in 2008, recognizing its communities for collaboration, inclusiveness, and successful innovation, and its community-wide civic accomplishments.
  • Fort Collins ranked #1 in Money magazine's 2006 'Best Places to Live' list.
  • Colorado Springs was named the #1 Big City in the 'Best Places to Live' rankings.
  • Numerous other Colorado communities have ranked at the top of lists as the best place for everything from Fitness, to Best Place to Retire, Best Place to Raise a Family, best places for recreation, just to name a few.

 

JANUARY 2012

Colorado is expected to create more jobs than the rest of the nation, economic analysts assert: Service providers will continue to do the heavy lifting when it comes to creating jobs next year in Colorado, according to the 2012 Business Economic Outlook from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business. Read more here.
http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_19477605

DECEMBER 2011

Forbes Rates Colorado 5th-Best State for Business: Colorado ranks as the nation’s fifth-best state for business and careers in the latest annual report by Forbes, posted Tuesday.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2011/11/22/forbes-rates-colorado-5th-best-state.html?ed=2011-11-22&s=article_du

Owning a Home is Less Expensive Than Renting: Home prices and mortgage rates have fallen so far that the monthly cost of owning a home is more affordable than at any point in the past 15 years and is less expensive than renting in a growing number of cities.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203764804577060502694077494.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_LEADTopNews

NOVEMBER 2011

Denver Named One of Nation's 10 Best Vacation Cities: Forbes has named Denver one of the nation’s 10 best cities for a weekend vacation.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2011/10/19/denver-named-one-of-10-best-vacation.html?ed=2011-10-19&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pap

OCTOBER 2911

Colorado Lands GE Solar Plant: Gov. John Hickenlooper made it official October 13th: Colorado has beat out several other states for what will be the largest solar-power panel factory in the nation, to be built by General Electric  Co. in Aurora
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2011/10/13/hickenlooper-colorados-ge-solar.html?ed=2011-10-15&s=article_du&ana=e_du_wknd

SEPTEMBER 2011

Denver 20th in U.S. for New Home Projects: Metro Denver ranked 20th in the nation for new housing construction projects authorized in 2010 out of 366 metro areas, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/broadway_17th/2011/08/denver-20th-in-us-for-new-home.html?ed=2011-08-26&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pap

AUGUST 2011

Denver Residential Real Estate Sales Top $1B in July: For the second month, the amount of residential real estate sold in metro Denver topped $1 billion in sales volume.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2011/08/08/denver-residential-real-estate-sales.html?ed=2011-08-08&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pap

JULY 2011

Louisville Named Best Small Town by Money Magazine: A Colorado town has topped Money Magazine's "Best Place to Live" list once again. For towns with populations ranging from 8,500 to 50,000, Louisville has been crowned number one.
http://www.ncbr.com/article.asp?id=59232&en=1#.Tkl8GYrCl3k.email


JUNE 2011

Colorado Rated 9th Best State for Making a Living: Colorado is rated the ninth-best state for making a living by MoneyRates.com. The rankings are based on each state's average wages, unemployment rate, tax burden and cost of living, resulting in an adjusted average income estimate for each state.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2011/04/15/colorado-9th-best-state-for-making-a.html

MAY 2011

Colorado Business Confidence at 5-Year High: Colorado business leaders' confidence is at its highest level since the second quarter of 2006, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index from the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2011/04/01/cu-colorado-business-confidence-at.html?ed=2011-04-01&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pap

Denver 8th in Small-Business Vitality: Denver is No. 8 in the latest annual ranking of 100 large U.S. metro areas on their ability to create and develop small businesses by The Business Journals.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/broadway_17th/2011/04/denver-8th-in-small-business-vitality.html

APRIL 2011

Colorado Ranks Third for Tech Assets: Colorado ranks third in the nation for its investment in technology and science assets, according to the Milliken Institute.
http://csbj.com/2011/01/26/colorado-ranks-third-for-tech-assets/

Denver's Recession Recovery Among Swiftest in U.S.: Denver and Colorado Springs as well as two other mountain-states metro areas have experienced "some of the swiftest recoveries in the nation" from the recession, according to the latest "Mountain Monitor" report from Brookings Mountain West.
http://goo.gl/qN2HY

MARCH 2011

Nine Colorado Hotels Ranked Among Best in the World: Nine Colorado hotels, including two first-time honorees, are listed among Travel + Leisure magazine's top 500 hotels in the world, the magazine announced Monday. The Sonnenalp of Resort of Vail; Little Nell of Aspen; Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch of Avon; The Broadmoor of Colorado Springs; St. Regis Aspen Resort; Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa; Hotel Teatro of Denver; Vail Cascade Resort & Spa; Ritz-Carlton, Denver.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2010/12/13/nine-colo-hotels-ranked-among-best-in.html?ed=2010-12-13&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pap

Denver Tops NYC, LA as Shopping Hot Spot: Denver is a hotter place to shop than New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco - at least according to a ranking by Forbes.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/broadway_17th/2011/01/forbes-denvers-a-shopping-center.html

Denver Tops List of Best Convention Spots: The Mile High City is tops in the world when it comes to places to hold a convention. Denver earned the designation from a panel of convention and meeting experts put together by Canada's largest newspaper, the Toronto Globe & Mail
http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=173673

FEBRUARY 2011

DIA Named Best North American Airport by Business Traveler: Denver International Airport has been named "Best Airport in North America" by Business Traveler magazine for the sixth straight year. 
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2010/12/16/dia-best.html?ed=2010-12-16&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pap

Boulder Ranks No. 1 in Brainpower and Ft. Collins No. 5: Boulderites as a whole are the most well-educated of residents living in any city in the country, according to the U.S. Uncovered study conducted by Portfolio.com, a business news website. Colorado is the only state to have two cities in the Top 10 list of the study, with Fort Collins ranking as the fifth most educated city.
http://www.bcbr.com/article.asp?id=54864

Fed's Beige Book Sees Continued Expansion in Colorado Region's Economy: The economy in Colorado and six neighboring states "continued to expand in late November and December, despite slower construction activity," the U.S. Federal Reserve reported January 12th in its latest "Beige Book" survey of the region's business executives.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2011/01/12/beige-book.html?ed=2011-01-12&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pap

JANUARY 2011

University of Denver, Colorado College Named Top Values: Two Colorado private colleges are rated by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine as among the 200 private schools it considers to be the "best values" in America.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2010/11/24/kiplingers-university-of-denver.html

Denver is Nation's 6th Best City for Business: Denver is the nation's sixth-best city for business out of 102 major metro areas, MarketWatch declares in its annual ranking.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2010/12/21/marketwatch.html?ed=2010-12-21&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pap

State Adds 3,800 Jobs in November: Colorado employers added 3,800 jobs in November - the first instance of three consecutive months of job gains in three years, according to the state's Department of Labor and Employment.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2010/12/17/state-adds-3800-jobs-in-november.html?ed=2010-12-17&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pap

DECEMBER 2010

Denver Ranked 8th Smartest City According to CNNMoney:
http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/01/pf/college/Americas_brainiest_cities/index.htm

Colorado Among Top States Where Americans Want to Live: Colorado ranks No. 4 among the 50 states in a survey asking Americans where they would most like to live, up from fifth place last year.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2010/10/19/want-to-live.html?ed=2010-10-19&s=article_du&ana=e_du_pap

NOVEMBER 2010

11 Colorado Schools on Forbes' 2010 'America's Best Colleges' List: The United States Air Force Academy and Colorado College rank highest among 11 Colorado schools listed in Forbes' annual ranking of the nation's 610 best colleges. Others listed included: Colorado School of Mines, Golden; University of Colorado at Boulder; University of Denver; Colorado State University, Ft. Collins; University of Colorado Denver; Western State College, Gunnison; Ft. Lewis College, Durango; Metropolitan State College of Denver; Mesa State College, Grand Junction.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2010/08/09/daily49.html?ana=e_du_pap

Forbes: Colorado is 4th Best State for Business: Colorado again ranks No. 4 on Forbes's latest annual list of the best states for business, retaining its 2009 ranking. 
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2010/10/11/daily45.html?ana=e_du_pap
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