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Awards & Recognitions

Award/Recognition Publication/Organization Date
Ranked 4th Best Places for Business and Careers Forbes April 2010
Ranked 3rd 'Smarter City' for sustainability Natural Resources Defense Council July 2009
Named one of 10 Great Places for Entrepreneurs to Retire Forbes June 2009
Ranked 1st Best Place to Live and Work for Young Professionals (pop. 100,000-200,000) Next Generation Consulting March 2009
Named 2nd Best Metro for Business and Careers Forbes magazine March 2009
Ranked 7th Best Midsize Metro in the nation March 2009
One of Top 20 Places to Thrive Best Boomer Towns February 2009
Ranked 10th Best-Educated City in America Forbes magazine November 2008
One of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids Business Week November 2008
LEED Gold designation for the Northside Aztlan Community Center; U.S. Green Build Council October 2008 n/a
Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community League of American Bicyclists September 2008
2nd Best Place to Live Money magazine August 2008
One of 8 Enriching Towns for Art and Music Lovers Where to Retire magazine April 2008.
Named 3rd Best Place for Business and Career Forbes magazine March 2008
Ranked 39th Best Place to Live and Launch a Business CNN/Money March 2008
Top 10 Digital Cities; Center for Digital Government, September 2007 n/a
One of 30 Fast Cities, due to innovation and creativity of workforce Fast Company magazine July 2007
9th Best Place to Invest in Real Estate Business 2.0 May 2007
Top 10 College Towns for Grown-Ups Kiplinger's magazine March 2007
Named a Preserve America Community First Lady Laura Bush 2007
One of America's Most Walkable Small Cities 2007
One of the Best Places for Business and Careers Forbes magazine 2007
Fort Collins listed among the Top 10 College Towns for Grown-Ups Kiplinger magazine March 2007
Fort Collins Ranked 4th among College Towns With Great Golf Business Week Online (Golf Digest) November 2006
Fort Collins came in 9th on "Where to Buy Now" Business 2.0 magazine November 2006
#1 Best Place to Live in the Nation Money Magazine August 2006
Listed as 23rd among 63 Hot Mid-Sized Cities for Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur magazine August 2006
Seated as the 6th Best Places for Business and Career Forbes magazine May 2006
Ranked 2nd (moved up from 9th place in 2005) for having the Safest Drivers Allstate Insurance May 2006
Fort Collins is one of the 50 Best Places to Live (ranked 34th) Kiplinger's magazine June 2006
Rated as the 6th most Affordable Communities/Best Places to Raise Your Family Frommer's May 2006
Fort Collins received the Preserve America Grant March 2006