Colorado has fallen three spots in Site Selection’s annual ranking of the states with the best business climate, Denver Business Journal reports.
After sharing the No. 21 position with Kansas on last year’s list, Colorado is now ranked No. 24, between Mississippi and Iowa.
That’s right – not only has Colorado fallen behind perennial judicial hellhole Mississippi, it also lags behind Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama. (Earlier this year proponents of the new “Sue Your Boss” law – House Bill 1136 – scorned Colorado as even worse than those allegedly-backward states in the South because our state law didn’t give employees sufficient opportunity to sue their employers.)
Even more depressing: Colorado lags behind the poster child of the rust belt, Michigan, an economic basketcase.
As we’ve said before, job creation doesn’t “just happen” and Colorado’s standing among the nation’s economic leaders can’t be taken for granted.