CSU contributes to Fort Collins ranking as R & D hotspot
July 11, 2007
Fast Company magazine has named Fort Collins as one of the 30 Fastest Cities to Work, Live and Play. The leading indicator: Fort Collins generates patents at the rate of 11.45 a year per 10,000 people, nearly four times the U.S. city average.
Attracting the best and brightest
Fast Company magazine, based in New York, describes 'Fast Cities' as, "cauldrons of creativity where the most important ideas and the organizations of tomorrow are centered. They attract the best and brightest. They are great places to work and live."
"For every St. Louis, a spot as bland as a flat Bud Light, there's a hip joint like Fort Collins, Colo., a high-tech hub that's also the microbrew captial of America," according to Fast Company magazine.
Colorado State University recognized for world-class work
In describing Fort Collins, Colorado State University is noted for spinning out "world-class work in realms from bacterial diseases to sustainable energy, feeding a patent stream that's growing by 21 percent a year."
The list of 2007 Fast Cities includes world business urban centers such as Shanghai, Toronto, London, New York, and Berlin.
View the complete list of the 30 Fastest Cities in the World at http://www.fastcompany.com/cities/2007.
Read the full Fast Company.com story on the Fast Cities 2007 at http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/117/features-fast-cities-intro.html.
Read the Fast Company.com description of Fort Collins at http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/117/features-fast-cities-fortcollins.html.
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