Located in the West region of the U.S’s territory, Colorado is the 8th larger American state. It was admitted to the Union in 1876, 100 years after the national Declaration of Independence, which explains why Colorado’s nickname is the “Centennial State”.
Colorado is part of the Mountain States, a subregion of the Western United States. Other than that, it also popularly known as the “Colorful” state, due to its diverse landscapes that hold many rivers, plains, forests, plateaus, desert lands and mountains. Plus, the state has 222 wildlife areas.
The capital, Denver, is also the most populous city of the State. The city is in the Front Range region, where about 85% of the Colorado’s residents live. Denver is considered a strategic location as it connects some of the most valuable transportations systems in the U.S. and it is also known for its strong sports and educational systems.
The main activities in the economy basis there are from the agricultural and industrial areas. As a typical Western state, a big part of Colorado’s lands is owed by the federal government, more specifically 36.23%.
Cattle, dairy products, corn and wheat are important cultivations. Transportation, different kinds of manufacturing, defense and mining are other major industries there.
Tourism is also another influential factor on Colorado’s economy, as it counts with the tallest mountains and has the highest mean elevation in comparison to any other American state.
According to the US News, Colorado was, in 2019, the 2nd state in the economical ranking, the 5th in Education and the 10th best in Health Care.