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Across the nation, local economies are growing. Some economies have attracted major employers, some have attracted fast growing industries, and others are simply recovering from severe economic setbacks. An analysis of federal jobs data shows that most metro areas with workforces of at least 100,000 have experienced economic growth when comparing the first four months of 2017 to the same time period in 2016. Twenty of the 223 metro areas identified had growth rates exceeding three percent. Fort Collins ranked 10th on this list, with a year-to-year increase of 3.1 percent. The January-April 2016 average of 159,475 jobs increased to an average of 164,475 jobs during the same time period in 2017. For more information visit Governing the States and Localities.