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Greeley has made another top-ten list, this time for having one of the most dynamic economies in the country! In the Walton Family Foundation’s 2019 list of “The Most Dynamic Metropolitans” in the U.S., Greeley ranked 8th overall. Fort Collins and Boulder also received high rankings, both landing on the top 25. You can read the write up about Greeley in the full report (Greeley is on page 39), where they talk about everything from Greeley’s major employers and industries, to the entreprenuership hub, to the blooming arts and culture.

What does having ‘dynamic’ economy mean?

“The Most Dynamic Metropolitan rankings are generated using performance-based metrics such as job growth, average annual earnings and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) gains and a new metric, the proportion of total jobs at young firms. The young firm employment ratio influences economic growth as new firms develop new products, services and advance innovation. It encapsulates information on the capability of entrepreneurs to start businesses and scale them—critical for future job and wage gains.”

You can read the study’s full executive summary here.

The top-ten most dynamic metropolitans for economic performance, according to the Walton Family Foundation:

  1. Midland, Texas
  2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
  3. Midland, Michigan
  4. Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana
  5. Bend-Redmond, Oregon
  6. St. George, Utah
  7. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
  8. Greeley, Colorado
  9. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California
  10. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

>>Walton Family Foundation