Report: Boulder, Fort Collins top two U.S. cities for small-business environment

Boulder and Fort Collins have been ranked as the top two cities in the United States for small-business owners and workers, according to a report released Wednesday by ValuePenguin, a consumer research company based in New York.

Boulder was ranked No. 1, Fort Collins No. 2, and Greeley was ranked No. 23 out of 200 cities that were ranked based on 11 data points, including tax rates and indexes to employment, and access to loan brokers and offices.

Colorado Springs was ranked No. 8, and the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood was ranked No. 11, rounding out the five cities in Colorado that made the list.

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