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Thursday, October 14, 2010
FOR 2ND YEAR IN A ROW, FORBES.COM NAMES COLO. 4TH BEST FOR BIZ
FORBES AGAIN RANKS COLORADO 4thBEST STATE FOR BUSINESS
For the second year in a row, Forbes has once again ranked Colorado as the fourth best state for businesses and for fostering economic growth. CNBC has rated Colorado the third best state two years in a row.
"Even in this tough economy, Colorado has remained aggressive, disciplined and focused when it comes to supporting businesses and encouraging economic growth," Gov. Ritter said. "Today's ranking by Forbes shows that our strategies and investments in emerging and innovative industries like clean energy, healthcare, aerospace, biosciences and technology are working. We still have many challenges ahead, but we are indeed moving forward."
The Forbes ranking puts Colorado first for labor supply, sixth for overall economic climate and growth prospects, and ninth for quality of life.