Not only is Colorado a special place to live, it’s also a state where small and large businesses thrive. Thanks to a highly educated workforce and world-class institutions of higher learning, the state fosters innovation and boasts cutting-edge industries, including the clean energy sector, which will help lead our nation into a new 21st century economy.
For those of you who don’t live in Colorado, discover our state’s natural rugged beauty, friendly people, and rich history. We will be glad to welcome you to the best state in the country – the Centennial State!
The “Mile High City” of Denver is the largest city in Colorado and the state capital. The vibrant urban region contains over 2.9 million residents, more than half of the state’s population. The Denver Metro area consists of 39.7 percent of residents with at least an undergraduate degree, not surprising considering the number of institutions of higher education congregated in the region. Popular attractions include: the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Art Museum and the U.S. Mint. Denver is also the second-oldest sister city in the U.S.; its relationship with Brest, France, began in 1948. Denver has an energetic downtown area known as LoDo, or lower downtown, which is surrounded by several distinct outlying historic neighborhoods, including Capitol Hill, Uptown, the Highlands and Cherry Creek North. Denver’s Colfax Avenue is the longest continuous street in the United States.
The Four Corners region of Colorado gets its name from the point at which southwestern Colorado meets the corners of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. The Four Corners region has much to offer. Popular attractions in the area include: Mesa Verde National Park, Chimney Rock National Monument, the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Train and Durango Mountain Ski Resort. The mountains surrounding Durango make it a popular location for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring mountain biking, hiking, fishing and camping.