Colorado appeals to the smart set. Our state is second to none in concentrated talent, making Metro Denver a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurism. The free exchange of ideas among our research universities and national laboratories, the business community, and municipal leadership fosters an entrepreneurial mentality.
And while Colorado has been consistently ranked among the most educated talent pools in the U.S. for several years running, data shows that beyond a college education, people from the Metro Denver region have a wealth of soft skills and attributes to offer employers as well. Our workforce is hard-working, flexible and boasts a “can-do attitude.” Further, they are welcoming, open, and kind.
At a mile high, it’s no wonder our talent rises above the rest.
- No. 2 in educational attainment (bachelor’s degree or higher)
- No. 2 in the State Technology and Science Index
- No. 2 in high-tech employment concentration
- No. 3 in job growth
- No. 18 in annual employment growth