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Economic Health#

The Economic Health Office is here to support you and your business. Fort Collins is a healthy, equitable, and resilient community where people and businesses can thrive.  

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2023 Economic Health Strategic Plan#

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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. Check out the 2023 Economic Health Strategic Plan. 

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Circular Economy Workplan#

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In the traditional linear economy, materials follow the chain of "take, make, waste." Whereas in a Circular Economy, products come with only what is needed, last longer, and, when they can't be used anymore, they are easily and safely recycled. Shifting towards circular practices not only aligns with organizational sustainability goals, but also enhances business operations and resilience in the face of climate change. 
The Circular Economy Workplan outlines goals and objectives aimed at advancing the transition to a more Circular Economy.

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Resources for Businesses#

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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.

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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.

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The State of Colorado has designated a geographical area within the City of Fort Collins as a CHIPS Zone. Eligible taxpayers engaged in semiconductor activity located in the CHIPS Zone can access the state income tax credits from the Enterprise Zone program.

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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.

Construction Toolkit

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Additional Resources

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!

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Other Programs#

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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.

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Metro Districts

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.

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Downtown General Improvement District

The Downtown General Improvement District (GID) is a tax district that supports funding for parking, pedestrian and street beautification improvements.

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