State of Our Cities & Towns

  • The 2015 version of CML's State of Our Cities & Towns report provides a picture of the story behind the state's economic success - cities and towns investing in their local economies. Read a summary of the report, press release, or complete survey details

  • CML's 2015 State of Our Cities & Towns survey results reveal that nine out of 10 Colorado municipalities invest in one or more programs that support or promote economic development and that 62 percent of Colorado municipalities report a better economy in their community in 2014 than the prior year. Among the larger cities, 94 percent report a better economy. 

    This 26-minute, 45-second video explores the many ways cities and towns are working to improve their local economies - tourism, buy-local campaigns, redevelopment projects, investment in aesthetics, tax credits, and more. Government access stations interested in running the video(s) should contact Traci Stoffel (email address is tstoffel @, without the spaces).

    The shorter version (7-minute, 18-second) of the video simply explores the challenges of maintaining Colorado's transportation system ... paving, filling potholes, providing bus service, and more

    CML thanks CliftonLarsonAllen for sponsoring the report.