Larimer County, along with Weld County, is part of the Northern Colorado area. Larimer County is an innovation hotbed with a high rate of patents per capita and a highly educated workforce. Often named on Best Places to Live and Best Places for Business lists, companies such as Otterbox, Hewlett Packard, Woodward, Inc. Avago, and Intel are located and growing in Larimer County.
Colorado State University (CSU) is the university of choice for Colorado residents and among the nation's leading research universities. CSU receives more than $300 million in research funding annually. The Rocky Mountain Innosphere in Fort Collins is a successful incubator of high-tech start-up companies, and various established industry clusters are present throughout our area. Joining these programs are the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology and the Loveland Tech Transfer Initiative, both located in Loveland.
A new era of oil and gas exploration in Northern Colorado and companies focused on the advancement of clean energy are shaping this region into an international energy research leader. Energy focused firms, large and small, have a significant presence in Larimer County.
The ability to attract and retain a quality workforce combined with innovative business tools and ample available sites and buildings provide businesses with the opportunity to grow and expand in Larimer County.
*City located in multiple counties
Economic Development Resources
Economic Development Manager / Enterprize Zone Administrator / Workforce Investment Board Liaison
Larimer County Workforce Center