Colorado is tied for No. 8 on CNBC's latest list of "America's Top States for Business. "
That's down a notch from last year's No. 7 ranking. Colorado was No. 8 in 2012. The cable channel rated the states on 56 yardsticks of competitiveness, measuring cost of doing business, infrastructure, quality of life, technology and innovation, education, cost of living and access to capital, among other factors. Among CNBC's 10 major ranking categories, Colorado rated No. 1 in access to capital and No.