The Brainiest, Actually

by Osman Parvez

As a follow-up to my post last night; I forgot that Boulder is actually the top ranked metro area by percentage of adults with bachelor's degrees or higher. At least according to Forbes Magazine.
I wrote about it last December and included a long list of awards that Boulder has won. Thanks to Brad Feld (and his bathroom reading habits) for reminding me.

Image: Ken

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  1. I wonder if people who have 2 bachelor's degrees count for something extra...? :)

  2. I'd be interested to see if the other top cities hav anti-growth (anti-sprawl, anti-worker, nimby, choose your poison) policies such as Boulder's. Such policies can produce higher densities of college graduates as they force housing prices higher and restrict new construction. The result is a tighter, mostly unaffordable market. Why don't the people in Boulder ever consider that their policies are partially to blame for the sprawl of Lafayette, Erie and the like out East? If Boulder is a great creator of jobs, as I've read, and they so strongly believe in anti-sprawl policies and low-impact lifestyles (i.e. carbon footprint, etc), how do you then justify not providing housing near these jobs? Money where the mouth is....blah blah

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