Communities

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

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.

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 $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.

Cities

Berthoud*
Estes Park
Fort Collins
Johnstown*
Loveland
Timnath
Wellington
Windsor*

*City located in multiple counties

Economic Development Resources


Walt Elish
Business Development Manager
Town of Berthoud
970.744.1026
welish@berthoud.org
www.berthoud.org

Jon Nicholas
President & CEO
Estes Park Economic Development Corporation
970.577.1031
jnicholas@estesparkedc.com
www.estesparkedc.com 

Josh Birks
Economic Health Director
City of Fort Collins
970.221.6505
JBirks@fcgov.com
www.fcgov.com

Jacob Castillo
Economic Development Manager / Enterprize Zone Administrator / Workforce Investment Board Liaison
Larimer County Workforce Center
970.498.6605
castilja@co.larimer.co.us
www.larimerworkforce.org

Kelly Peters-Jones
Economic Development Director
City of Loveland 
970.962.2345
kelly.jones@cityofloveland.org
www.cityofloveland.org

Andy Montgomery
Chief Executive Officer
Northern Colorado Economic Alliance
970.541.2127
andy@northerncolorado.com
www.northerncolorado.com

April D. Getchius
Town Manager
Town of Timnath
970.224.3211 
AGetchius@timnathgov.com 
www.timnath.org 

Alisa Darrow
Assistant Town Administrator
Town of Wellington
970.568.3381
darrowar@co.larimer.co.us 
www.townofwellington.com 

Stacy Johnson
Director of Economic Development
Town of Windsor
970.674.2414
sjohnson@windsorgov.com
www.windsorgov.com

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