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Boulder No. 1 in brainpower in the US, report says

By: Kurt Sevits, The Denver Channel
October 11, 2017 Updated: October 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm
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DENVER – Boulder is full of smart people and actually has a higher concentration of brainiacs than any other city in the United States, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

Bloomberg put Boulder in the top spot on its ‘Brain Concentration Index’ list. Boulder’s score of 99.15 beats out well-known Silicon Valley tech hubs like San Francisco and San Jose.

The Brain Concentration Index aims to measure business growth and the concentration of workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields as well as the number of people with post-graduate and professional degrees.

Boulder is home to government laboratories, a National Weather Service office, a Google campus and a growing number of tech startups, so it’s no surprise that the city landed on the top of Bloomberg’s list.

Here are Bloomberg’s top 10 cities (Brain Concentration Index score in parentheses):

1. Boulder, CO (99.15)
2. San Francisco, CA (97.33)
3. San Jose, CA (96.94)
4. Fort Collins, CO (96.16)
5. Washington, DC (95.66)
6. Raleigh, NC (95.00)
7. Durham, NC (94.64)
8. Madison, WI (93.40)
9. Seattle, WA (93.27)
10. Denver, CO (93.26)

Read the full story at The Denver Channel.

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