#13  Colorado


5.48 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

6.74 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

7.54 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

Colorado has embarked on the largest reform of the state’s procurement code, modernizing statutes and making it easier for more companies to submit bids to do state work. The new law, based on HB 1051, also exempts grants from the state bidding requirements, and it makes it easier for losing bidders to challenge decisions they feel were unfair.

Key Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Agriculture, Bioscience, Food & Beverage, Health and Wellness, Homeland Defense, Logistics

Key Companies

Ball Corp.
Boston Market
Celestial Seasonings
Chipotle
Coors
Crocs
Dish Network
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Janus Capital Group

Key Contacts

Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Stephanie Copeland, Executive Director
(303) 892-3840
1625 Broadway, Suite 2700
Denver, CO 80202

stephanie.copeland@state.co.us
http://choosecolorado.com/

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2016 REGIONAL REPORT: The West

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