Colorado Springs’ economy ranked 178th in economic growth among 515 large cities in the United States by WalletHub. Within the state rankings, Colorado Springs was listed 11th, behind Denver, Longmont, Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley and others.
The WalletHub study, 2015 Cities with the Fastest Growing Economies, used 10 significant metrics to devise the list of fastest-growing economies.
It included median household income growth, unemployment rate decrease, growth of regional GDP per capita, population growth, working-age population growth, poverty rate decrease and others. WalletHub gathered and analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. WalletHub studied the data from 2008-14. The study can be found here: https://wallethub.com/edu/fastest-growing-cities/7010/#methodology.