The Metro Denver region has all the things businesses need to flourish, including a young, healthy, highly educated workforce, an affordable cost of doing business, and a multimodal transportation system that will take us years into the future.


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 HP Inc., Woodward, Inc. Broadcom Ltd,, and Intel are located and growing in Larimer County.

Business Climate

Colorado State University (CSU) is the university of choice for Colorado residents and among the nation's leading research universities. CSU receives more than $340 million in research funding annually. Innosphere Ventures 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, located in Loveland.

Companies focused on the advancement of clean energy and the CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus are shaping the 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.



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Economic Development Resources

Walt Elish
Business Development Manager
Town of Berthoud

Adam Shake
President & CEO
Estes Park Economic Development Corporation

Josh Birks
Economic Health Director
City of Fort Collins

Jacob Castillo
Economic Development Manager / Enterprize Zone Administrator / Workforce Investment Board Liaison
Larimer County Workforce Center

Kelly Jones
Economic Development Director
City of Loveland 

Stacy Miller
Economic Development Director
Town of Windsor