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Fort Collins CO Is a Great Place for Business - Forbes Magazine

Forbes Magazine just came out with their 16th annual Best Places for Business and Careers list, rating the 200 largest metro areas in the US on such factors as employment, cost of living, cost of doing business, income growth, quality of life, and labor force education.


Fort Collins Old Town


Fort Collins ranked 5th nationally, behind Raleigh, NC; Des Moines, IA; Provo, UT; and Denver. Positive factors that contributed to this strong showing included the presence of major high-tech companies, the research resources of Colorado State University, and the educated labor force - Fort Collins has the highest number of high school graduates in the country, at 95% of the adult population, and was 9th best for college graduates, at 45% of the adult population.


None of this is terribly surprising to those of us lucky enough to live here. The list of community ranking awards that Fort Collins has won in the recent past includes Best Place to Live, Best Place to Retire, Best Place to Raise a Family, and Best Place to Start a Business. And the list of top ten rankings are as long as your arm.


If you'd like to investigate the advantages of living in Fort Collins, CO, we'd be happy to help. You can contact us at any time for a complete relocation package, and if you'd like to check out our housing market, take a look at Fort Collins CO Homes for Sale. Or just give us a call at 970-689-4663 - we'd love to chat about what it's like living here.

Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525


Data Source: IRES MLS

Comment balloon 12 commentsDick Greenberg • July 24 2014 07:59AM


Hi Dick -- congrats to Fort Collins and if this gives even more incentive for people to move there, they will be wise to contact you about the local real estate market.  Your local knowledge and expertise will certainly seal the deal.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 almost 5 years ago

Dick- I'm impressed with the stat ofhighest number of high school graduates in the country!!!   Fort Collins CO sounds like an ideal place to live. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 5 years ago

That's great news for Fort Collins.  On a side note, just how many pop ups can Forbes shove down a person's throat at once.  I nearly had a panic attack after clicking that link.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 5 years ago

Hi Michael, Kathy & Chris Ann - Thanks for your comments. We all live in special places with a lot to celebrate - I'm just glad I get to live in this one.

Chris Ann - you must have your pop-up blocker disabled. I don't get any pop-ups when I click on it. (or worse, you have one of those horrible browser malware thingies that do that with everything. Ugh.)

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 5 years ago

Wow Dick,

I had no idea of all the accolades that Fort Collins has.  I hope this spurs more businesses in to Fort Collins to create more jobs, and more home to sell.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 5 years ago

Obviously, Fort Collins has a lot going for it. It sounds like a fabulous place to live. BTW, I see Nashville is ranked #10.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) almost 5 years ago

Hi Dick, that's great news. Any one looking to relocate to Fort Collins Colorado should contact Dick Greenberg and Mary Greenberg. 

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) almost 5 years ago

Dick, as a former Coloradoian, I agree! Ft Collins is the bomb!

Posted by Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!" (Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village) almost 5 years ago

Oh very nice.  Glad to see Denver made the list as well.  

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 5 years ago

Dick seems like Ft Collins has everything going for it, and well deserving of the recognition.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 5 years ago

What a great feather in the cap of Fort Collins Colorado Dick. Something to really be proud of.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago

That is a great ranking to have. I hope to be able to visit there one day soon. Have a great day

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) almost 5 years ago