Boulder boasts one of the nation's most educated workforces. Named the #1 most educated city in America by Forbes magazine, Boulder has the highest percentage of college graduates in the nation. The city is also ranked among the highest in graduate and doctoral degrees per capita in the U.S.
The workforce is employed in a variety of occupations with a high concentration in white collar and service occupations. The atmosphere is casual but cannot be called relaxed or 'laid back'. Despite its relatively small size and commitment to recreation, Boulder's business community is dynamic and fast-paced.