The truth is Boulder is a vibrant town in many ways! This article on the Boulder Area Realtor Association’s website looks beyond the cliches to uncover what really makes Boulder’s economy shine.
“[It is] easy as Boulder may be to mock, the city is impossible to dismiss. Boulder is an entrepreneurial powerhouse like no other. In 2010, the city had six times more high-tech start-ups per capita than the nation’s average, according to an August 2013 study by the Kauffman Foundation–and twice as many per capita as runner-up San Jose-Sunnyvale in California. This vibrantculture has given Boulder a prosperous economy: Without the help of oil, natural gas, or any monolithic industry, Boulder County (population 300,000) ranks among the top 20 most productive metro areas in terms of GDP. Unemployment is 5.4 percent–almost two points below the national average and a full point below the Federal Reserve’s goal for the nation. It is the home to a start-up incubator, Techstars, and a healthy venture capitalist community…”
Read the whole article here.