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Location, demographics, and quality of life are just a few reasons that make Fort Collins a great place to run a business.

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Sign Up to Participate in Holiday Lights on Mason Corridor

The City of Fort Collins, in collaboration with the Downtown Business Association and the South Fort Collins Business Association will be cultivating holiday spirit down the Mason Corridor this season. In an effort to promote local businesses and alternative transportation, City facilities along MAX will be outfitted in festive holiday lights.  The DBA and the SFCBA are encouraging businesses along the bus route to do the same. Businesses with holiday lights will be featured on the business organizations' social media pages as well as the City’s.

Join in the holiday fun and decorate your business in holiday lights from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. Sign up here.

Rankings: Fort Collins is Business Friendly

Fort Collins received an A in Small Business Friendliness this year in the 2015 Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey. We've also been ranked in the Top 10 for tech jobs (Fast Company) and the Top 20 Best Places for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) jobs (NerdWallet). See other accolades about Fort Collins.

Public Hearing on Midtown Plan Modification Set for December 1

The Fort Collins City Council on October 20 set a public hearing at its regular meeting December 1 about a substantial modification to the Midtown Plan. Read the Public Notice for more information. Read the City Council Agenda Item Summary from October 20.

Learn more about the Midtown Plan and the Downtown Plan.

Economic Health Strategic Plan

City Council on June 2 adopted an upated Economic Health Strategic Plan, which emphasizes more connections to the Social Sustainability and Environmental Services departments and addresses five key themes:

  • Community Prosperity: Employment opportunities exist across income and education/skill spectrums
  • Grown Our Own: The economic ecosystem fosters the development of new and creative industry
  • Place Matters: A balanced built and natural environment
  • The Climate Economy: Businesses adapt to climate change by staying in our community and leverage community carbon reduction goals to develop new products and services
  • Think Regionally: A region that partners to address economic issues that extend beyond municipal boundaries


Economic Health of the City of Fort Collins

Learn more about the Economic Health of the City of Fort Collins, its major accomplishments and upcoming goals and projects.

2012 Economic Health Overview.

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Working with the City of Fort Collins

The City of Fort Collins has a centralized Purchasing Division responsible for the procurement of goods and services in excess of $2000. The City always welcomes new vendors to join its list of quality suppliers for goods and services.

Related Information:

Sustainability Newsletter
City Sales and Use Tax License Office
215 North Mason Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 970.221.6780
Economic Health
City Hall West
300 LaPorte Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Josh Birks
Economic Health Director
Phone: 970.221.6324
Purchasing Department
215 N. Mason
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: 970.221.6775