Leading Locations Report

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Area Development magazine rates Denver the best metro area in the nation for economic development and jobs. Three other Colorado cities placed in the top 20.

The 2015 “Leading Locations” report compares 375 U.S. metro statistical areas on creating jobs and nurturing sustainable economic development.

The cities were evaluated based on three categories:

  • Skilled, well-qualified workers
  • Patterns of economic strength and growth
  • Recession recovering attributes

The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield metro area was rated first among the 375 metros for economic strength indicators, seventh for year-over-year growth, and eighth for both workforce and recession recovering attributes.

It was also noted that Denver and northern Colorado combined rank sixth in the nation for clean-energy development.

Here is Area Development’s top 10 U.S. “Leading Locations” for 2015:

Denver

Houston

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Greeley

San Francisco

San Jose

Seattle

Columbus

Boulder

Austin

Click here for the complete Area Development report on “Leading Locations.”

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