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25-44 year olds migrating to Colorado

by Sharianne Daily

Colorado ranked fifth among states for domestic net migration, in total numbers, after Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Washington. That's an improvement from the state's 10th-place ranking from 2001 to 2009. Among 25- to 44-year-olds, the age group launching careers and forming families, Colorado was the most popular state for those relocating, said state demographer Elizabeth Garner.

Property Taxes in Northern Colorado

by Sharianne Daily

Northern Colorado's 2010 Local Property Taxes are .6649 percent of the actual property value as determined by the Larimer County Assessor's Office.   Read below and find out what states have the highest taxes for real estate and what 10 states have the lowest.

The national median for real estate taxes is 1.04 percent of a property’s value. Here’s the list of the top 10 states with the highest median real estate taxes as a percentage of median home value as well as the ranking of states with the lowest:

States with the highest taxes:

1. New Jersey (1.89 percent of property value)
2. New Hampshire (1.86 percent)
3. Texas (1.81 percent)
4. (tie) Wisconsin (1.76 percent)
4. (tie) Nebraska (1.76 percent)
6. Illinois (1.73 percent)
7. Connecticut (1.63 percent)
8. Michigan (1.62 percent)
9. Vermont (1.59 percent)
10. North Dakota (1.42 percent)

States with the lowest taxes:

1. Louisiana (0.18 percent)
2. Hawaii (0.26 percent)
3. Alabama (0.33 percent)
4. Delaware (0.43 percent)
5. West Virginia (0.49 percent)
6. South Carolina (0.50 percent)
7. (tie) Arkansas (0.52 percent)
7. (tie) Mississippi (0.52 percent)
9. New Mexico (0.55 percent)
10. Wyoming (0.58 percent)

Source: 2009 U.S. Census Data and Tax Foundation calculations

Recent Colorado Highlights

by Sharianne Daily

Sixth edition of Toward a More Competitive Colorado released - Here are some highlights for the state from the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation most recent report:
- #2 in the country for economic outlook
- #2 for adults with a bachelor's degree
- #4 for highest population growth
- Nation's lowest obesity rate and #2 for fewest retail prescription drug refills

Colorado ranks highly in key innovation measures:
- #2 for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants
- #3 for venture capital investments
- #3 for high-tech employment
- #10 for patents granted

Colorado's cleantech economy is advancing:
- #6 in clean energy employment; #9 in clean energy job growth
- #7 in wind energy generation; #6 in solar operations

Read full article:
http://www.metrodenver.org/news-center/metro-denver-news/sixth-edition-of-toward-a-more-competitive-colorado-released.html

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