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Business Appreciation Breakfast 2015

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Did you miss the Business Appreciation Breakfast on May 27? Don't fret - check out the video that showcases some local businesses or get the notes from the speaker, Jon Schallert of The Schallert Group. Go to other Fort Collins Startup Week and CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge activities sponsored in part by the City of Fort Collins.

Also check out this video on entrepreneurship in Fort Collins featuring CSU, the Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge, Galvanize and the City of Fort Collins.

Economic Health Strategic Plan Draft Updated for June 2 Council Meeting

See the latest draft update to the Economic Health Strategic Plan that is scheduled to be discussed by City Council June 2. The proposed plan 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

 

Labor Market Profile 2014

Seonah Kendall, Policy and Project Manager in the City’s Economic Health Office presented this 2014 Labor Market Profile of Larimer County as part of BizWest Bixpo 2014 in September.

View the full report, a quick snapshot and the PowerPoint presentation.

Old Town Square Getting Facelift

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.

Video: A Look Inside Foothills Mall

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.

Urban Renewal Authority 2013 Year in Review

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.