Northern colorado news briefs
Colorado ranked in top 5 for tech jobs
Two studies recently ranked Colorado in the top 5 for tech jobs. Digital Silk ranked Colorado the 4th best state in the U.S. to be a web developer, and in a Venture Smart study Colorado came in as the 5th best state for technology careers. Digital Silk took into account factors including: average base salary for web developers, remote working statistics and quality-of-life metrics. Venture Smarter's study took into account a similar set of factors, however, their scope was broader as they examined the tech sector as a whole. Click here to learn more.
CSU waiving application fees for Colorado residents
Colorado State University (CSU) recently announced that they are waiving in-state undergraduate application fees. They are the state's largest four-year institution to make such a move. Moreover, the CSU Pueblo campus is joining Common App, an organization that allows prospective college students to file a single application accepted by more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country. Click here to read the full press release.
Boulder named a runner friendly city
Boulder was recently added to The Road Runners Club of America's' list of Runner Friendly Communities. Cities must apply for the designation and are evaluated based on four components: community infrastructure, community support, local government support and additional support. Boulder joins other Colorado communities that have made the list, including Golden and Fort Collins Click here to view all of the designated runner friendly communities.
Denver-Boulder #10 best market for tech talent
The national commercial real estate brokerage CBRE recently ranked the best markets in the nation for attracting tech talent and Denver-Boulder ranked #10. Fifty of the largest markets by number of tech talent professionals in the U.S. and Canada were analyzed in the study. Each market was scored based on 13 metrics that collectively measured the depth, vitality and attractiveness to tech companies and employees. Click here for a deep dive into the data.
UCHealth hospitals ranked among best in state
U.S. News & World Report recently released best hospital rankings and three UCHealth hospitals were ranked among the best in the state. UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital located on the Anschutz Medical Campus came in as the #1 hospital in the state of Colorado. Also making the top five were Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland (#2) and Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs (#4). Click here to read the full story.
IRES 2nd Quarter Report
Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) recently released their Q2 2023 MarketWatch Report. In Larimer County, the median sales price was $580,000 for Q2-2023, a -4.1% change year-over-year. The number of closed sales was down 29.7% dropping to 1,374. In Weld County, the median sales price was $505,731 for Q2-2023, a -0.8% change year-over-year. The number of closed sales was down 29.0%, coming in at 1,555. In Boulder County, the median sales price was $849,000 for Q1-2023, a -9.2% year-over-year change. The number of closed sales was down 20.4%, coming in at 909.
Fort Collins, Boulder rank in Top 10 for Team-Building Events
CoWorkingCafe.com recently released a study of the Top 10 "Smaller Metros for Corporate Retreats" and Fort Collins ranked #9 followed by Boulder at #10. Number of team-building establishments, accommodations, stadiums and indoor arenas, historical points of interest, airports, availability of coworking space, regional price parity, and music festivals were all factors of consideration. For Medium-Size Metros, Colorado Springs ranked #22 and for Large Metros Denver ranked #26. Click here to read the full report.
Denver #2 for net influx of remote workers during pandemic
Upshot recently analyzed census migration data for remote workers during the pandemic years, as these years led to a scale of remote worker migration never seen before. To give perspective, two years pre-pandemic 20,000 remote workers moved away from the San Francisco metro area. That number jumped to 110,000 between 2020-2021. While many large metro areas experienced a net loss of remote workers, Denver experienced the second-highest net influx of 23,000 remote workers. The influx was in part linked to the large number of software developers and management analysts in the area as well as the high quality of life. Click here to read the full article.
Boulder-Denver in Top 10 for National Biotech Market
According to CBRE's U.S. Life Sciences Research Talent 2023 report, the Boulder-Denver area is the ninth-strongest in the country for attracting life-sciences professionals. The study was based on occupational and educational metrics including talent volume and density, per capita PhDs and employees with jobs such as scientific researcher, and university graduate output. Click here to read the full press release.