denver Denver Rated Americas Best Place for Business by Forbes
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Forbes just came out with their 2015 list of the top 200 cities in the United States for business.

Denver moved up from #4 in Forbes’ 2014 ranking, stating:

“[Denver] is attractive for its diverse economy, highly educated labor force and outdoor recreational opportunities. Companies are increasingly choosing Denver as the site for new operations or to relocate.”

Diverse economy, you say? Recreational opportunities, you say?

The city is flourishing with progressive intrigue. Interestingly enough, despite the enduring benefits Colorado gained by successfully spearheading legal cannabis in the United States, their mayor, Michael Hancock, initially did not support marijuana legalization.

According to Forbes, Denver is attracting employment, which in no way surprises us:

“Workers recognize Denver’s allure with more than 100,000 out-of-state migrants moving to Denver between 2010 and 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It is the fifth biggest influx for any metro area.”

We don’t want to be presumptuous, but we’re about 100% sure their prosperous business owes cannabis legalization a thankful nod of recognition.