The Centennial State features a tech-savvy workforce worth celebrating, but high costs can be a downer.
Governor: Jared Polis, Democrat
GDP growth (Q1 2021): 7.9%
Unemployment rate (May 2021): 6.2%
Top corporate tax rate: 4.55%
Top individual income tax rate: 4.55%
Gasoline tax: 22 cents/gallon
Bond rating: (Moody's/S&P): Aa1, stable/AA, stable
Major private employers: Wal-Mart, Centura Health, Dish Network Corp.
Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence