The results from CNBC’s ranking of America’s Top States for Business are in.  After analyzing and comparing each state across fifty-six different business metrics, each state was assigned points in ten major categories to determine their ultimate ranking. Colorado came out with a ranking of #8 in the nation overall. You can take a look at the full report here.

Looking at some of the ten primary ranking categories, Colorado received the following rankings.  Colorado ranked first for Access to Capital, which looks at the availability of venture capital and small business loans. For Workforce, which accounts for the quality and availability of workers, it came in 5th. Colorado ranked 8th for Economy, which examined the growth, job creation, and health of the real estate market. Colorado also came in at 9th in Technology & Innovation, which factored in the number of new ideas and capacity to support them within the state, and 12th in Quality of Life, which was scored by looking at crime, healthcare, and recreational considerations.

Colorado was specifically described in CNBC’s report as being “focused on innovation,” having a workforce that is “dynamic” and that capital for businesses was “abundant.” The Centennial State’s strong business performance evidenced by this report shows that there is no better time than the present to start or grow your business right here in Colorado.

If you are ready to get started, you can contact the Law Office of E.C. Lewis, PC, home of your Denver Small Business Lawyer, Elizabeth Lewis at 720-258-6647 or email her at