February 28, 2017 – In it’s inaugural “Best States” ranking, U.S.News & World Report gave the Centennial State glowing reviews. Colorado ranked #1 for its economy and #9 state overall – Massachusetts ranked took the top spot and neighboring Utah came in just above us at #7.

See how Colorado ranked across all of the criteria here. View the full ranking coverage on U.S.News & World Report here.

See more Colorado and local rankings here.