Bloomberg: Smartest people heading West, Boulder tops list

Wednesday October 18, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Fort Collins, Denver, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index

COLORADO -- Three Colorado cities are listed in the Top 10 leading destinations for the nation’s smartest people, according to a study by

Boulder placed No. 1 on the Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index, which tracks business formation, employment and education in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Fort Collins ranked No. 4 on the list, while Denver placed No. 10.

According to the Bloomberg study, the Top 10 cities are:

  • Boulder
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Fort Collins
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Raleigh
  • Durham
  • Madison
  • Seattle
  • Denver

The 10 cities of at least 100,000 experiencing the worst “brain drain” are:

  • Lima, Ohio
  • Monroe, Mich.
  • Huntington, WV
  • Joplin, Mo.
  • Springfield, Ill.
  • Atlantic City
  • Goldsboro, N.C.
  • Altoona, PA
  • Beckley, WV
  • Muskegon, Mich.

To view the lists, click here.