Colorado ranked No. 2 in the nation for its economy, according to U.S. News & World Report (2021); and in a separate US News & World Report ranking, Denver was named the #4 “Best Place for Young Professionals (2020). In July 2021, CNBC named Colorado the #8 “Top State for Business,” noting our tech-savvy workforce, desirable lifestyle and strong economy. In 2020, The Wall Street Journal ranked Denver the third hottest job market in the country based on its labor force and wage growth, moving up from the #9 spot. According to WalletHub, Denver was named among “2021’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business” earning top 25 ranking out of 100 of the country’s largest cities. According to the 2020 Corporate Travel Index, Denver is ranked as the 13th least expensive city for business travel (lower is better).