Magnetism represents attractive or repulsive forces between physical objects. A state’s magnetic strength, on the other hand, involves forces attracting or repelling individuals and businesses to or from certain locations. Some individuals, for example, prefer tropical weather; others are repelled by snow. Many, however, are attracted by economic conditions and life style. Sunshine, mild temperatures, high-country playgrounds and resorts, and entertainment in front-range urban areas contribute to Colorado’s quality of life and magnetic pull.