Dell ranked Denver eighth on its list
of "future-ready cities" in the U.S., sandwiched between Seattle and Portland.
Dell commissioned IHS Economics to find proxy indicators that define those characteristics. The resulting index is a model intended to help decision makers understand what makes certain cities more prepared for future growth.
"We're very confident these cities will grow faster in the next five to ten years than most other cities," said James Diffley, IHS Economics Group Managing Director for U.S. Regional Services.
The rankings revealed no definitive formula for achieving future readiness, though education figured prominently. The top four cities overall were also the top four of cities with the highest percentages of undergraduate and graduate school degrees.
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