Fort Collins Area 5th Best Place for Business & Careers

Here’s another positive national story about the Fort Collins region. Forbes magazine ranks the area 5th in the nation as the Best Place for Business & Careers. You’ll note I said “region” and “area.” The population for Fort Collins cited by Forbes is 301,000. This is the Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan Statistical Area, basically Larimer County.

Colorado had 5 communities in the top 50. Others included: Denver – 9, Colorado Springs – 30, Greeley – 42 and Boulder – 44.

Among the other things Forbes says about the Fort Collins area are:

  • #67 in Cost of Doing Business
  • #31 in Job Growth
  • #12 in Education with 41% having a college degree
  • Unemployment: 6.7%
  • Job Growth (2010): 0.3%
  • Cost of Living: -6.2% below nat’l avg
  • Net Migration (2010): 2,170

Add this to the other rankings I wrote about previously.