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September - 2010 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

Introducing the Colorado Water Innovation Cluster

In mid-August, the Fort Collins City Council formally adopted five targeted industry clusters: Bioscience, Clean Energy, Technology (hardware and software), Water Innovation and Uniquely Fort Collins.

Over time, the regions targeted industry clusters have undergone an evolution and it will be important in the future to continue evolving and improving our approach for supporting target industries. The emergence of the Colorado Water Innovation Cluster (CWIC) is evidence of the continued evolution of this economic development strategy.

The Colorado Water Innovation Cluster (CWIC) leverages the abilities of its members to produce long-term solutions to global water issues. In the next five years, their initiatives will establish our region as a global leader in water innovation, increase regional water-related innovation and primary employment, and contribute to the economic vitality of our community.

Next Steps Initiatives
The CWICs goal is to focus on innovative and entrepreneurial ways to grow the water resource and technology sector of our economy through actionable initiatives. Specifically, the CWIC seeks out initiatives that highlight our regions capabilities, help to address workforce gaps, involve the innovative use of technologies, and contribute to the body of research around water and grow jobs in our region.

If you would like more information please contact:
Josh Birks
Economic Advisor, City of Fort Collins