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Old 10-12-2017, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Three cities in Colorado — a state whose fortunes have been tied to the boom and bust of oil, gas and other commodities — are among the top 10 leading destinations for the nation’s best and brightest as old cow and mining towns morph into technology hubs, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Another Colorado city is plotting a 21st century revival.

Boulder, the small college town located just north of Colorado’s capital, is ranked No. 1 nationally in the Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index, which tracks business formation as well as employment and education in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. Fort Collins and Denver follow at No. 4 and No. 10, respectively.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...lace-cow-chips

Colorado Nerds rule!
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Denver - Wash Park
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Think Amazon saw this list?
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:03 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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No surprise, but good news!

As usual the stats / criteria is very interesting. (With smaller cities getting bigger results (of course))

Boulder started early with many great science type jobs and employers (Similar to Palo Alto as also most very nice / scenic towns hosting US National Labs.)

(as a kid) Several of my family friend's parents worked in Boulder / Golden for National Bureau of Stds, Ball Industries, IBM, UC, Boulder Scientific...

Many 'start-ups' were founded from the hi tech employers on the front range (now mostly absent from CO, compared to previous employment numbers) (there are now NO employees at the high tech place I worked (6500 employees at peak, in town smaller than 20k, now 80k+ population with little High Tech employment).

Many of the inventions we did and products we pursued in the 1970's are still 'cutting edge'... (Such as having full Electric cars and FREE EV Chargers in 1976...) We also developed the under-water touch pads / timing devices for swimming, laser measurement for track and field, memory devices... all in our 'free time' (not company related, but company 'supported' (Great bosses who encouraged (any) invention)

It was a GREAT era... including Frostline* and Camp7 (which I still wear daily and buy spares on eBay)
http://www.oregonphotos.com/Frostline1.html

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Old 10-12-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Think Amazon saw this list?
I should hope so also isn't CSU Boulder connected with Amazon?
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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This is impressive, however I think the data is very skewed based on population size.

How do you compare metros of DC and the Bay Area to college towns of 100,000-170,000 people?
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I should hope so also isn't CSU Boulder connected with Amazon?
Them's fightin' words right there.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Them's fightin' words right there.
LOL it matters not CSU Pueblo is gonna take over as reigning leader in Colorado in the next decade. CSU Pueblo is a sleeper hit waiting to happen.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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[quote=Vision67;49797710]Three cities in Colorado — a state whose fortunes have been tied to the boom and bust of oil, gas and other commodities — are among the top 10 leading destinations for the nation’s best and brightest as old cow and mining towns morph into technology hubs, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Another Colorado city is plotting a 21st century revival.

Boulder, the small college town located just north of Colorado’s capital, is ranked No. 1 nationally in the Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index, which tracks business formation as well as employment and education in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. Fort Collins and Denver follow at No. 4 and No. 10, respectively.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...lace-cow-chips

Congratulations Colorado!!! If I was there I'd give you a pat on the back. Since I'm not there, go on and give yourselves one in my name.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Denver - Wash Park
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LOL it matters not CSU Pueblo is gonna take over as reigning leader in Colorado in the next decade. CSU Pueblo is a sleeper hit waiting to happen.
Because pot
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Because pot
Pot funding, ...Currently states are running into difficulties 'spreading-the-wealth' as the highest producing areas get the bulk of the revenue.

Robin Hood style, but the wealthy populous 'user' counties are not impressed with more funds flowing to the schools and infrastructure of the smaller populous AG based 'growers'.

For some reason I feel this 'weed' subject is a bit ironic to be within a 'brainpower' / innovation thread.

Maybe the 'HIGH' employees you hire are more productive than the ones I hire.
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