24/7 Wall Street ranked Colorado’s economy as the BEST state economy for the 2nd year in a row. Why? Four reasons. First, our 5 year average GDP growth is 2.7% (4th best). Second, our unemployment rate is just 2.7% (3rd lowest). Third, our annual job growth for the last 5 years has been 2.4% (5th best). Finally, nearly 40% of our adult population has a bachelor’s degree at least (2nd highest).