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Three Colorado cities top Brain Concentration IndexThree Colorado communities topped the Bloomberg's national Brain Concentration Index this year. Boulder ranked No. 1, Fort Collins No. 2 and Denver No. 10. The Brain Concentration Index looks at metro areas with a population of 90,000 or more, that have a high concentration of STEM workforce, advanced degree or science and engineering undergraduate degree holders, as well as a strong net business formation. Click here to read the complete report: https://www.bloomberg.com
Colorado MSA's in Top 25 of Most Innovative Cities24/7 Wall St, a financial news and commentary web site, recently ranked the most innovative Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA's) based on data pulled from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Boulder (#4), Fort Collins-Loveland (#18) and Greeley (#25) all made the Top 25. Click here for the complete findings: https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/10/30/americas-most-innovative-cities-2/
Four front range communities ranked as top job-growing citiesIn a special report, 24/7 Wall St. pulled a list of 31 U.S. cities adding the most jobs. Four Colorado communities made the list, in rank order: Greeley (#5), Fort Collins (#11), Denver-Aurora-Lakewood (#25), and Colorado Springs (#27). The findings were based on five-year changes in employment — the number of people employed — at the metro area level. Click here to view the special report: https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/11/09/31-american-cities-adding-the-most-jobs-ta/
Fort Collins & Denver win $1M prize in U.S. Mayors ChallengeFort Collins and Denver were both winners in this year’s Bloomberg Philanthropies U.S Mayors Challenge. The challenge is a yearlong competition that encourages city leaders to test innovative ideas to confront tough problems cities face. The city of Fort Collins will use the money to improve health and equity benefits for low- and moderate-income renters by improving energy efficiency of rental homes. View the complete report at: https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-fort-collins-awarded-1m-to-tackle-air-quality-and-housing-issues/73-609253248
Greeley ranked #1 for jobs, economyWalletHub released their 2018 Fastest-Growing Cities in America report. Greeley ranked in the No. 1 spot in the jobs and economy category. Factors taken into account included median household income growth, unemployment rate decrease, poverty rate decrease, median house price growth, building-permit activity growth and increase in ratio of full-time to part-time jobs. Click here for the full report.
3rd Quarter Market WatchInformation and Real Estate Services (IRES), the Northern Colorado MLS, released the Q3-2018 Market Watch Report. In Weld County, the number of Closed Sales was up 0.6% while the Median Sales Price was up 3.7%, reaching $342,137. The Days on Market (DOM) for listings increased by 12.1%, coming in at 67 days. In Larimer County, the number of Closed Sales was down by 8.7% while the Median Sales Price was up by 10.2%, reaching $407,889. Homes also sold a little more quickly in Larimer County, with the DOM for listings down 8.4% to reach 66 days.