September, 2011 Issue 39
144 Colorado Companies on Inc. 5000: Inc. magazine included 144 Colorado companies on its annual Inc. 5000 of the fastest-growing private companies in America, including 14 that made the Inc. 500 list. read more here
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. read more here
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. read more here
Colorado Foreclosure Filings Decline: Foreclosure filings in Colorado continued to decline in the second quarter, dropping almost 30 percent from the same months of 2010, according to a state report August 11th.
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Pro Cycling Challenge Give Colorado Economy a Boost: Because of the U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge, the weekend of August 27th all hotels in Denver were booked. And that’s just one benefit of the week-long event that will have a huge economic impact on Colorado. read more here
HUD: Colorado Leads Region in Job Gains: Economic conditions in the Rocky Mountain region have improved in recent months, with the largest recent payroll increases reported in Colorado and North Dakota, according to economists from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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12 Colorado Schools on Forbes Best-Colleges List: Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of America’s top undergraduate schools puts the United States Air Force Academy in the top 10. Also on the list from Colorado: Colorado College in Colorado Springs; Colorado School of Mines, Golden; University of Denver; University of Colorado, Boulder and more. read more here
Denver Hotels Lead Nation in Two Key Areas: Hotels in Denver had the highest jump in the average daily rate among the country’s 25 largest metro areas, according to a new report by STR Global, a Hendersonville, Tenn., hotel research company. read more here
Forbes Rates 2 Colorado Cities ‘Best Small Places for Business’: Grand Junction ranks in 12th place in a new Forbes ranking of the nation’s “best small places for business and careers.” And Pueblo ranks No. 37 on the Forbes list out of 184 smaller cities and towns. read more here
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. read more here