Location, demographics, and quality of life are just a few reasons that make Fort Collins a great place to run a business.
Registration is now open for the City's third annual Business Appreciation Breakfast on May 27, which is a part of Fort Collins Startup Week. The week-long event, which celebrates the community's entrepreneurial spirit, is sponsored in part by the City of Fort Collins.
Join us for a great morning honoring local businesses and hear from Jon Schallert, president of The Schallert Group Inc., an internationally recognized business consultant and speaker who helps businesses learn to turn themselves into "Consumer Destinations." This free event will be 7:30-9 a.m. May 27 at the Marriott Fort Collins, 350 E. Horsetooth Road.
Questions? Contact Emily Wilmsen at or 970.221.6870.
City Council on June 2, 2015 is scheduled to consider an update to the Economic Health Strategic Plan. The proposed plan emphasizes more connections to the Social Sustainability and Environmental Services departments and addresses five key themes:
After 30 years, it's time to refresh Old Town Square. As part of the vibrant Downtown experience, the public plaza portion of Old Town Square has been heavily used over the last 30 years. The infrastructure is reaching the end of its lifecycle and maintenance costs have increased, making it more feasible to create and implement a renovation plan. The Downtown Development Authority and its project team are committed to creating a high-quality, public gathering space that accommodates a variety of activities.
See the DDA's website to stay up-to-date on the project.
See a video that gives an intimate look inside the Foothills Mall redevelopment with representatives of Alberta Development Partners. The large public-private project is scheduled to be completed by holiday season 2015. Public improvements include a pedestrian/bicyclist underpass under College Avenue that connects to the MAX Bus Rapid Transit and a new Foothills Activity Center. Updates are posted at fcgov.com/foothills.
The Fort Collins Urban Renewal Authority focuses on redeveloping the urban core, particularly aging infrastructure and unsafe conditions. Read more about the URA's accomplishments in the 2013 Year in Review or get regular updates on URA projects at renewfortcollins.com.
Learn more about the Economic Health of the City of Fort Collins, its major accomplishments and upcoming goals and projects.
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.