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Fort Collins Business Survey#

The City's Economic Health Office conducted a scientific survey of Fort Collins businesses about the community's business climate, expansion plans and experience with City services.

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Fort Collins Small Business Survey#

The City's Economic Health Office surveyed Fort Collins small businesses to identify gaps, challenges, and opportunities experienced in the City's small business climate.

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Arts Market Survey Results Now Available#

Results of the Arts Market Survey, funded in part by the City of Fort Collins Economic Health Office, are now available. The City, Downtown Development Authority, and Bohemian Foundation engaged Artspace to assess the feasibility of an affordable housing development.

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City Joins With ACCION Colorado For Small Business Loan Opportunities#

City Joins With ACCION Colorado For Small Business Loan Opportunities

The City of Fort Collins has joined with ACCION Colorado - the largest non-profit, small business lending network in the nation - to bring ACCION to Fort Collins this summer to assist small businesses that may not meet traditional lending requirements.

ACCION’s Denver-based bilingual staff specialize in lending to start-ups, low-to-moderate entrepreneurs and other potentially disadvantaged borrowers who may not “fit in the box” for conventional small business lenders. ACCION has partnered with the City and FVC MESH to provide in-person lending services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 7 and 21, July 5 and 19 and August 2 and 16 at FVC MESH, 242 Linden St.

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Talent And Workforce: About Talent 2.0#

In 2014, the City evaluated current workforce and future needs as an essential part of a healthy economy. That effort has grown to a regional level: In 2017, the City will participate in a Talent 2.0 Regional Action Plan to address access, alignment and barriers to developing the first regional workforce action plan. Talent development is a team sport that requires public, private and educational institutions to work collaboratively to be successful. See the presentation from the February 2017 rollout.

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