The Metro Denver EDC’s Toward a More Competitive Colorado (TMCC) report is a longitudinal study of Colorado’s competitive position as tracked by over 60 indicators that are grouped into seven major categories. The data stretches back to 2000, providing a look at how Colorado’s business environment has fared during economic growth and decline. TMCC provides data and trend lines for business leaders, economic developers, policy makers and communities to consider as they deliberate future strategies, policies and programs.
The 2020 edition of TMCC provides a topical summary of our performance and is especially important as it offers the last full year of data, comparative metrics and rankings prior to the onset of the global pandemic caused by Covid-19, marking changes from the Great Recession through the peak of the record-long economic expansion. The indicators show that prior to the pandemic, our state was in a strong and economically competitive position – factors that will contribute to Colorado’s recovery