Looking for your feedback on the Economic Health Strategic Plan#
The economic health of a community impacts income, education, employment, community safety, quality of life, and social support. A strong, healthy economy means community members have better access, choices and opportunities. Those are essential to our community’s social, environmental, and economic well-being.
The economy is changing and we need to as well. We're updating the City's Economic Health Strategic Plan to reflect these changes and we're interested in hearing from you: community members, employees, and business leaders.
The Economic Health Office is here to support you and your business. We are committed to fostering a healthy economy that is vibrant, resilient and integrated with the community's social and environmental fabric.
Have Questions About Which Licenses & Permits You Need for Your Business?
Our Business Licenses & Permits FAQ's will help guide you through required licenses and permits to operate your business based on industry type.
Resources for Businesses#
Starting a Business?
The New Business Roadmap walks you through everything you need to know about starting a business in Fort Collins, from selecting a location to sales tax regulations, utilities and more.
Multicultural Business & Entrepreneur Center (MBEC)
The Multicultural Business & Entrepreneur Center (MBEC) is a free bilingual (English & Spanish) center that provides business owners and entrepreneurs easy access to business service providers, resources, mentorship and specialty training.
For Fort Collins
For Fort Collins houses tools and resources aimed at supporting businesses, including free marketing and business tools. It also encourages the community to support our local business community by shopping local and shopping safely.
Construction Coming to your Neighborhood?
Construction can be a burden on local business. The Construction Toolkit has been created as a helpful resource for our community based business owners during public or private construction projects.
Wondering what licenses and permits your business needs? Looking for commercial energy rebates or training opportunities? We can connect you to the information you need!
Fort Collins Urban Renewal Authority
The Fort Collins Urban Renewal Authority is a tool for redevelopment, bringing together local, tax collecting organizations to collaborate and remediate blight to create a better community for everyone.
Fort Collins has more than a dozen metro districts, entities with taxing authority that are used to finance public infrastructure and services that the City cannot otherwise provide.
Downtown General Improvement District
The Downtown General Improvement District (GID) is a tax district that supports funding for parking, pedestrian and street beautification improvements.
- Downtown Development Authority
- Downtown Fort Collins Creative District
- Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
- Larimer County Economic Development & Workforce Center
- Larimer Small Business Development Center
- NoCo REDI (Regional Economic Development Initiative)
- Poudre River Public Library Business Center
- Innosphere Ventures - incubator program for high-tech entrepreneurs & startups
- Social & Advisory Group for Entrepreneurs (SAGE)
- SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
- Visit Fort Collins
- Work in Northern Colorado