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Fort Collins in Top 5 of energy competitionFort Collins came in fifth out of fifty communities competing in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition. Local residents reduced energy consumption by 5.4% which is enough to power 9,800 homes for a year. This means Fort Collins will advance to the final round of the national competition, which has a $5 million prize package. Click here to learn more about Fort Collins' overall energy reduction campaign.
Colorado companies top Outside's best places to workOutside Magazine recently released their list of "100 Best Places to Work in 2017" and 41 Colorado companies made the list. Moreover, the top 4 rankings were all Colorado companies - Forum Phi Architecture in Aspen, Ground Floor Media in Denver, Avid4 Adventure in Boulder and WhippleWood CPAs in Littleton. Click on the following link to see the complete rankings: https://www.outsideonline.com/2257551/100-best-places-work-2017
Fort Collins wins 2017 Baldrige awardThe Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recognizes U.S. organizations in the business, health care, education and non-profit sectors for performance excellence. Organizations are evaluated based on product and process outcomes, customer outcomes, workforce outcomes, leadership and governance outcomes, and financial and market outcomes. This year the City of Fort Collins was named a recipient of this prestigious award. Read more at: https://www.fcgov.com/news/?id=7001
Bloomberg: Smartest Americans Heading WestOn the home page of the Northern Colorado Economic Alliance website they state that Northern Colorado is "nerdy and proud of it." Bloomberg would agree. The Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index tracks business formation along with employment and education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Their most recently released data shows that three cities on the Colorado front range are among the top 10 metro areas attracting American's best and brightest. In the 2017 Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index, Boulder ranked #1, Fort Collins #4 and Denver #10. You can read the full Bloomberg article at: https://www.bloomberg.com.
Boulder, Fort Collins top list happiest citiesDan Buettner, National Geographic Explorer and author, partnered with Gallup social scientists to rank the 25 happiest places in the United States. A total of 15 metrics ranging from civic engagement to healthy eating were used to gauge the level of happiness in 190 metropolitan statistical areas. Boulder ranked #1 and Fort Collins came in at #4 on their list. In the happiest cities people smile and laugh often, feel they are making progress toward life goals, socialize frequently and have access to green spaces. Learn more at: www.nationalgeographic.com.
WalletHub: Windsor best place to raise a family in ColoradoWalletHub, a personal finance website, recently released their 2017 list of the best places to raise a family in Colorado. Windsor, CO took the #1 overall spot with their highest marks in the categories of 'Education, Health & Safety' and 'Family Life & Fun.' Rounding out the Top 10, in rank order, were: Castle Pines, Erie, Parker, Louisville, Frederick, Superior, Castle Rock, Fort Collins and Boulder. In conducting their analysis, WalletHub took into account graduation rates, crime rates, availability of kid-friendly activities, socioeconomic factors and affordability. You can view the complete WalletHub report at: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-raise-a-family-in-colorado/38264/