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How Boulder Became America’s Startup Capital

December 4, 2013 – Inc. – In an article subtitled, “An unlikely story of tree-huggers, commies, eggheads, and gold.” Inc. magazine senior writer Burt Helm describes Boulder as “an entrepreneurial powerhouse like no other.  In 2010, the city had six times more high-tech startups per capital than the nation’s average, according to an August 2013 study by the Kauffman Foundation–and twice as many per capita as runner-up San Jose-Sunnyvale in California.  This vibrant culture has given Boulder a prosperous economy:  Without the help of oil, natural gas, or any monolithic industry, Boulder County (population 300,000) ranks among the top 20 most productive metro areas in terms of GDP.”
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Boulder about to get influx of hotels

December 2, 2013 – Denver Business Journal – …A busy Boulder street corner will see the construction of a trio of hotels, according to the Boulder County Business Report. (more)

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/morning_call/2013/12/boulder-about-to-get-influx-of-hotels.html  

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Boulder is ranked as the top small college town in U.S.

November 26, 2013 – Denver Business Journal… – Boulder ranks as the No. 1 small college town in the United States, according to the American Institute for Economic Research.

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2013/11/26/boulder-top-small-college-town-in-us.html

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CO-LABS releases economic impact report

September 5, 2013 – Boulder – According to a new report commissioned by CO-LABS, Colorado has 30 federally funded laboratories that contributed $2.3 billion and 7,966 direct and 7,716 indirect jobs to the state’s economy in 2012. “Colorado’s federal labs help foster the innovation that fuels our state and the nation’s economy,” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said. “Leveraging the labs’ research and technology with the state’s innovative entrepreneurial spirit creates a strong foundation for Colorado’s business ecosystem. We are proud of the extraordinary advancements coming from the research in Colorado and will continue to support our federal laboratories and their world-class workforce.”
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Ironman triathlon set for Boulder in 2014

June 21, 2013 – Boulder County Business Report – For the first time, an Ironman triathlon is coming to Boulder, The World Triathlon Corp. said Friday. Boulder City Council members gave approval on Tuesday, June 18, for the running, cycling and swimming race to be held in Boulder on Aug 3, 2014. (more)
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