Colorado Highlights and Key Attributes

Prospering economy, healthy people, beautiful landscapes

Welcome to Colorful Colorado, famous for its ski slopes, 300 days of sunshine a year, and the mile-high city, Denver. With a huge variety in its geography, from the eastern plains to the Rocky Mountains to the western slopes, Colorado is a state that hosts a growing urban population together with a strong agricultural foundation. There are too many highlights to count about Colorado, but a few areas where Colorado stands out among other states are its beauty, its organic agriculture, and its economy.

Colorado is a beautiful state with something for every taste. From snow-capped peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park to the dizzying dropoff at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, to the breathtaking views at almost any mountain ranch, Colorado is a state that takes your breath away. Speaking of being short of breath, Colorado is the state with the highest mean elevation of any US state, so get ready to adjust to the altitude. The spectacular beauty, paired with a major international airport in Denver, make Colorado a year-round tourist destination.

Regarding agriculture, Colorado has more certified organic acres than any other state(1). This fits in well with the local culture in many of Colorado’s cities and towns, where growing numbers of people favor organic, sustainable, and fair-trade options. There is a strong demand for farmer’s markets, fresh, wholesome foods, and healthier lifestyles, contributing to Colorado’s status as the state with the lowest obesity rate in the nation(2).

Colorado’s economy has been extremely strong in recent years. US News and World Report ranked Colorado as having the #1 state economy in the U.S. in 2018 and 2019(3). The boom is related to many factors, including a highly educated, innovative workforce, thriving businesses in many industries, and oil. Agriculture is a major contributor to the state’s economy(4), with cattle bringing in the most money ($3.99 billion in 2017) and crops coming in second ($2.24 billion). The total impact of agriculture in the state is approximately $40 billion(5), making agriculture the second-greatest contributor to the state’s economy (after manufacturing).

If you’re looking to buy or sell farmland or ranch land in Colorado, contact American Land Brokers for help with listing your property or scheduling showings for properties you are interested in. We look forward to serving you!