Leading Locations for 2015 Resources
Leading Locations for 2015: Creating a Track Record of Economic Success, Denver-Aurora-Broomfield Ranks First
These rankings reflect the continued strength of the western half of the United States in terms of human capital and economic performance. In particular, Colorado and Texas have several communities in the top five of the three population groupings. Colorado has come in strong in the Mountain Region due to economic growth and a strong workforce. It will be interesting to watch whether the cities in Texas perform worse in the future, due to their dependence on the energy industry and the lower energy cost market conditions, or if they are able to maintain their strength through diversified industries.