Larimer County

Live the iconic Colorado lifestyle, while feeling just far enough away from congested big city hustle and bustle.

Larimer County

Located between the mountains, the plains and a short drive to Denver International Airport, Larimer County makes it easy to live the best version of the iconic Colorado lifestyle, while feeling just far enough away from congested big city hustle and bustle. We’re looking for smart, engaged, passionate people to join our innovative companies or to build their own. Sound like you? You’ve come to the place of boundless opportunities.

From Fortune 500 companies and burgeoning IT startups to some of the world’s top agriculture, energy, manufacturing, bioscience companies, and our world class research institution, Colorado State University, Larimer County has a diverse range of jobs where you can grow your career based on your skills and interests, rather than just your credentials.

Home to some of the most livable communities in Colorado, including Fort Collins and Loveland, Larimer County is the place to put down roots. You’ll find more flexibility in housing options, pricing and a variety of family-friendly communities that let you keep living the Colorado lifestyle.

Larimer County is synonymous with Colorado living, and it’s built on a culture of philanthropy, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. Like arts and culture? Find it here, or take a quick trip to Denver. Wanna get outdoors? Visit Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Here, you don’t have to sacrifice to live the life you want.

Business Climate

Colorado State University (CSU) located in Larimer County 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 is 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.

Larimer County Statistics

Population 356,938
Median Age 37.6
Households 156,806


Bachelors or Higher 49.0%
HS Diploma or Higher 96.4%


Labor Force 203,684
Employment 190,842
Average Wage $58,387


Square Miles 2,632



Estes Park

Fort Collins






*City located in multiple counties

Economic Development Resources

Walt Elish
Business Development Manager
Town of Berthoud

Adam Shake
President & CEO
Estes Park Economic Development Corporation

Josh Birks
Economic Health and Redevelopment Director
City of Fort Collins

Sarah Crosthwaite
Economic Development Manager
Town of Johnstown

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


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