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Our Culture

Innovative City at the Gateway to the Rockies

Fort Collins is nationally recognized by various organizations and magazines as a best place to live.

Sixty miles from Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University, several large high-tech employers, and leading businesses in the microbrew industry. We are a major employment and retail center in Northern Colorado renowned for our outdoor activities, cultural amenities, and our bike-friendly, small-town feel.

Fort Collins residents are well educated, passionate and engaged in the community. Our high quality of life is a result of the community’s focus on the environment, enthusiasm for health and the outdoors, a strong educational system, extensive park and open space systems, and a flourishing Downtown district.

Commitment to Sustainability

In Fort Collins, we strive to be responsible stewards of our natural, financial and human resources. Our business decisions assess the economic, environmental and social factors, increasing sustainability awareness and often mitigating negative impacts. This triple-bottom-line approach reflects our community values, and helps ensure Fort Collins remains one of the best cities in which to live, work and play well into the future.