Outside Magazine credited Fort Collins' ranking to its proximity to the Poudre River and Rocky Mountains, breathtaking views, its dynamic biking scene and microbrewery-inspired beer culture. Ranked second in places to work in Colorado, NerdWallet based its selection of Fort Collins on such measures as population change from 2009 to 2011, median household income, monthly homeowner costs, and the unemployment rate. NerdWallet recognized the city's top employers as Colorado State University, Hewlett- Packard and Poudre Valley Health System, as well as opportunities for entrepreneurs and technology start-ups with assistance from non-profits like Rocky Mountain Innosphere.
Loveland also got some of the limelight. It was recognized as the third best place for job seekers. In addition to an eclectic art culture, NerdWallet noted Loveland's efforts to assist job seekers with networking opportunities, job postings and job training workshops through the Larimer County Workforce Center. Additionally, Loveland hosts institutions that provide education in specialized areas, as well as enrichment courses, job-training
certifications and professional development sessions.
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