The IEC is centrally located in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is a safe community and the city frequently receives high rankings in art, health, well-being, quality of life, and education. Boulder is approximately 45 minutes by public transportation from Denver and 90 minutes by car from major ski resort areas. The campus is near many city and state parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park which has some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Boulder averages 300 days of sunshine each year. The Boulder area also attracts high tech companies such as Google, Oracle, IBM, and Ricoh.