Fort Collins Rankings and Recognitions

Fort Collins Rankings and Recognitions

Date Award/
Recognition
Ranking   Publication/
Organization 
Web site

April
2010

Best Places for Business and Careers

4th Forbes http://www.forbes.com/2010/best-cities-careers-bizplaces10-business-places_lander.html

March 2009

Best Places for Business and Careers

2nd Forbes http://www.forbes.com/2009/03/25/best-cities-careers-bizplaces09-business-places_lander.html
Feb
2009
2009 Best Places to Thrive   Northern Colorado Business Report http://bestboomertowns.com/
Dec
2008
America’s 10 Fastest Growing States 4th Forbes Magazine

Nov 2008
Best Places to Raise Kids 7th Business Week   http://images.businessweek.com/ss
/08/11/1110_best_places_for_kids/7.htm

Aug 2008
Best Colleges 2009 125th U.S. News & World Report  

July
2008
America's Best Places to Live 2 Money Magazine http://finance.yahoo.com/real-estate/article/105386/America's-Best-Places-to-Live-2008;_ylt=AqXcF3oZma8mYKXpPi_aJBpO0tIF
May
2008
America's Top Public High Schools - Poudre and Fort Collins 405 & 1284 NewsWeek http://www.newsweek.com/highschools/?s=Fort+Collins

May
2008
100 Best Places to Raise a Family 77 Best Life http://men.msn.com/articlebl.aspx?cp-documentid=7560549&GT1=32001
April
2008
Best Places for Business & Careers 3 Yahoo Real Estate http://promo.realestate.yahoo.com/best-places-for-business-and-careers.html

March 2008
Top 200 Towns for Outdoorsman 14 Outdoor Life Magazine http://www.outdoorlife.com/article.jsp?ID=1000057228
March 2008  Best Places to Live and Launch a Business 39 FORTUNE Small Business http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008
/fsb/0803/gallery.best_places_to_launch.fsb/39.html

Feb
2008
Top 5 Offbeat Towns - Off Beat Travel http://www.offbeattravel.com/top-five-offbeat-towns-2008.html
Feb 2008 America's Best Low-tax Retirement Towns - Where to Retire magazine  

2008
America's Most Walkable Cities - MSN City Guides http://cityguides.msn.com/green/greenarticle.aspx?cp-documentid=5945725&page=5
Sept 2007 Top10 Digital Cities - Center for Digital Government http://www.centerdigitalgov.com/surveys.php?survey=cities
July 2007 Fort Collins 2007 Fastest Cities - R&D - Fast Company Magazine http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/117/features-fast-cities-fortcollins.html
May 2007 Best Places to Invest in Real Estates 9th Business 2.0 http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/biz2/
newrules_bestinvest/9.html
May 2007 Recognized City's budgeting process - Public Management magazine http://www.icma.org/pm/8904/public/cover.cfm?author=&title=Your%20Budget%3A%20From%20Axe%20to%20Aim
April 2007 Toughest Greens (Public or Resort) - Avid Golfer magazine http://www.coloradoavidgolfer.com/articles/310-6th-annual-best-courses-in-colorado
April 2007 Best Places for Business and Careers 28th Forbes magazine  http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/1/07bestplaces_Best-Places-For-Business-And-Careers_EdAttRank.html
April 2007 Fort Collins - One of the Top 100 Best Places to Live - Relocate-America http://top100.relocate-america.com/
March 2007 Fort Collins - Top 10 College Towns for Grownups - Kiplinger's magazine http://www.kiplinger.com/features/archives/2007/
03/10collegetowns.html
2007 One of America's Most Walkable Small Cities - MSN.com http://cityguides.msn.com/green/greenarticle.aspx?cp-documentid=5945725&page=5
2007 Top  Local Government Web Portals and Applications Awards 2nd The Center for Digital Government http://www.centerdigitalgov.com/surveys.php?tid=1&survey=cdg_bow&loc=2007
2007 Tree City USA - 29 years - National Arbor Day Foundation http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/map.cfm
Dec
2006
Fort Collins/Loveland - Smartest 200 largest U.S. metropolitan areas 7th Forbes Magazine http://www.forbes.com/2006/12/14/boulder-education-cities-ent_cx_ee_1215smartcities.html
Nov
2006
College Towns with Great Golf 4th Business Week (Gold Digest) http://www.businessweek.com/magazine
/content/06_46/b4009105.htm
Aug. 2006 Best Place to Live (small city category) 1st Money Magazine http://money.cnn.com/magazines/
moneymag/bplive/2006/snapshots/PL0827425.html
Aug. 2006

63 Hot Mid-Sized Cities for Entrepreneurs 

23rd Entrepreneur Magazine http://www.entrepreneur.com/bestcities/region/midsize.html
June 2006 50 Best Places to Live 34th

Kiplinger's Magazine

http://www.kiplinger.com/php/best_cities.html
May 2006 Best Places for Business and Career 16th Forbes Magazine http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/1/COFor.html
May 2006 America's Safest Drivers 2nd Allstate's "America's Best Drivers Report" http://media.allstate.com/categories/6/releases/4293
May 2006 100 Affordable Communities/Best Place to Raise your Family 6th Frommer's http://www.frommers.com/about/press_releases/
best_places.doc
2006 Fort Collins named as one of Top 10 "Best Cities for Relocating Families - Medium Market 8th World ERC and Primacy Relocation  http://www.primacy.com/news/BestCitiesReloFam06PR.pdf
2006 Bike to Work Week Grant Winner - League of American Bicyclists http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/grants.php
Sept. 2005  100 best Communities for Young People - America's Promise  
Aug. 2005 "American Dream Town" - ranked as one of the Best Towns in the U.S. - Outside Magazine http://outside.away.com/outside/destinations/200508/best-american-towns-4.html
June 2005 One of the Top 25 Running Cities in America 25th Runner's World Magazine http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/3/3_1/runners-world-ranks-the-2.shtml
June 2005 Best Low-Budget/High Impact Campaigns - Bronze Quill Awards  
June 2005 Top Nature-Friendly Communities - Nature-Friendly Communities  
April 2005 Best Places to Live 4th Men's Journal  
Feb. 2005  Designated a Preserve America Community for its commitment to historic preservation - National Park Service http://www.preserveamerica.gov/PAcommunity-fortcollinsCO.html
2005 Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan area named on of "Best Cities for Relocating Families  - Medium Market 13th World ERC and Primacy Relocation  http://www.primacy.com/erc/ercss.html
2005 Top Retirement Spot - Where to Retire magazine  
2005 Bicycle Friendly Community  Silver League of American Bicyclists http://www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org/
AllBicycleFriendlyCommunities.htm
2005 Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence - Governor's Award http://www.ccraonline.org/2006_Governors_Awards.pdf
2005 Top 10 Digital Cities 9th Center for Digital Government http://www.centerdigitalgov.com/center/05digitalcities.php
2005 America's Safest Drivers 9th Allstate's "America's Best Drivers Report" http://media.allstate.com/releases/3931-who-ranks-best-behind
Sept. 2004 Best of the Web and Digital Government Award 1st The Center for Digital Government http://www.centerdigitalgov.com/surveys.php?tid=4&survey=cdg_bow&loc=2004
July 2003 Top 5 Places to Retire - MSN.com  
2003 Best Places for Business and Career in America's small cities 29th Forbes magazine  
2003 Fort Collins/Loveland - Best Place to Reinvent Your Life 1st AARP Magazine http://www.aarp.org/research/press-center/presscurrentnews/a2003-06-02-nr040103.html
2003 Top 10 Digital Cities 3rd The Center for Digital Government http://www.centerdigitalgov.com/center/03digitalcities.php
Feb. 2002 ICLEI 5-star Award for efforts to reduce global warming and pollution - ICLEI  
2002 Top 10 Digital Cities 2nd The Center for Digital Government
http://www.centerdigitalgov.com/center/02digitalcities.php