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Targeted Industry Clusters: A Snapshot

The City's Economic Health Office supports targeted industry clusters in the community. Clusters include Bioscience, Clean Energy, Water Innovation and Technology and Uniquely Fort Colllins. Additionally, target sectors include manufacturing, health and creative industries. See the most recent report.

City a Partner in NoCO Manufacturing Partnership Event April 27

The NoCO Manufacturing Partnership, which includes the City of Fort Collins, will host the NOCOM 2017 Manufacturing Trade Show on April 27.

The event will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Cost is $10 for pre-registration or $15 at the door. Register for the event.

NOCOM 2017 showcases Northern Colorado's rapidly expanding manufacturing sector, and connects manufacturers, suppliers, services, and capital. More than 100 manufacturing companies will be featured in the Exhibitor Hall along with presentations on industry-specific topics. NOCOM 2017 provides an opportunity for manufacturers to network and learn more about how manufacturing is contributing to the current and future growth of the regional economy.

The City of Fort Collins is a contributing partner in the NoCO Manufacturing Partnership. City cluster grants have helped support more than 1,000 high school student tours to manufacturing facilities to increase student awareness of manufacturing careers.

 

Talent and Workforce: About Talent 2.0

In 2014, the City evaluated current workforce and future needs as an essential part of a healthy economy. That effort has grown to a regional level: In 2017, the City will participate in a Talent 2.0 Regional Action Plan to address access, alignment and barriers to developing the first regional workforce action plan. Talent development is a team sport that requires public, private and educational institutions to work collaboratively to be successful. See the presentation from the February 2017 rollout.

EPA Grant Funds Available for Environmental Assessments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $500,000 grant to the City of Fort Collins to conduct environmental assessments in north Fort Collins in support of redevelopment activity.

The environmental assessments are at no charge to the participant and may provide valuable environmental liability protection.  Businesses, property owners, developers and others with interest may contact the project manager, Bonnie Pierce, at 970-416-4255 or by email at YnBpZXJjZUBmY2dvdi5jb20=.

Read more about the project.

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.

2015 Economic Health Strategic Plan.

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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.

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