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July - 2009 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

Mike's Corner:
Employment Keeps Downtown Vibrant

Theres a special mix art galleries, eclectic shops and restaurants in Downtown Fort Collins. Year-round, Old Town is a draw for visitors and residents. Its also a great place for private companies, corporate headquarters, and governmental agencies.

Visible or not, these businesses are right off the sidewalks, or up a few stairs in Downtown. Five businesses with the most employees in downtown are New Belgium Brewing Co., First National Bank, Press One Customer Care, ADP Screening and Selection Service, Inc., and Mark Young Construction, Inc.

Fast facts about Downtown:

  • 300+ businesses
  • 3,700 employees
  • Hundreds of events per year
  • More than half million people a year visit, shop and dine here
  • During NewWestFest weekend, $2.5 million is spent in the downtown area

If your company is thinking about relocating or expanding to Downtown, youll be in good company.

Mike Freeman
Chief Financial Officer
City of Fort Collins