Fort Collins-Loveland Economy Shows Well in Study

Aug 21, 2018 | Uncategorized

The Fort Collins-Loveland regional economy ranks well in a report just released by Area Development. Out of 394 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States, our area has an overall ranking of 19. The annual report is titled “Leading Metro Locations.” It looks at ‘a wide variety of data’ which culminates in an overall ranking and several others including Midterm Growth (ranked 16th), Economic Strength (28th), and Prime Workforce Rank (38th).

In Year-Over-Year Growth our ranking drops out of the top 100 coming it at 115.

The Pacific and Mountain regions dominate the list with 14 of the top 20 metros in these areas. Three are in Colorado: Denver-Aurora (#10), Boulder (#13), Fort Collins (#19).

The top 20 include:

  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
  2. San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco
  3. Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley
  4. Reno, NV
  5. Napa, CA
  6. Columbus, IN
  7. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
  8. Elkhart-Goshen, IN
  9. Carson City, NV
  10. Denver-Aurora
  11. Seattle-Bellevue-Everitt
  12. Salt Lake City
  13. Boulder, CO
  14. Santa Rosa, CA
  15. Grand Rapids-Wyoming MI
  16. Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI
  17. Bend-Redmond, OR
  18. New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ
  19. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO
  20. Wausau, WI