Earlier this week, in a listing of top states for business, CNBC ranked Colorado eighth. Colorado received accolades for our tech-savvy workforce. In fact, our second-highest-rated workforce weighted our score high enough to catapult us into the top two.
That’s the good news.
Now the bad news, or the rest of the story as they say. In the same CNBC rankings list, Colorado fell from 37 to 38 in the Cost of Business category. We also fell from 11 to 29 in “Business Friendliness,” and tumbled from 17 to 30 in “Education.”
The cost of doing business is increasing. The business climate is less friendly and our education system is struggling. Colorado is not OK!
“I’ve felt deep, deep sadness this week for the 19 million women and girls across the earth in Afghanistan. Eleven million women in America head back to college in the coming weeks and 144 women sit in our U.S. Capitol leading our country. Sadly, the women now ruled by the Taliban face a sudden and horrifying shift in their lives that we can’t fathom here.”