Attend the Good Business Colorado Mini-Summit

In this interactive business mini-summit, you will:

  • Network with other businesses in Fort Collins.

  • Meet Good Business Colorado and learn how members benefit from its statewide small business advocacy and other offerings.

  • Discover new economic recovery options from the American Rescue Plan and the Colorado Recovery Plan.

  • Discuss how Colorado’s new climate action legislation impacts you and whether there is an economic case for climate change action.

  • Inform policy-makers ahead of the 2022 legislative session.

Join us for a morning and we’ll help make your voice count!

Breakfast, coffee, and tea will be provided for free.

Register Here!

Northern Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce Upcoming!
Come and learn about Northern Colorado's upcoming Latino Chamber of Commerce! All Latino-owned businesses are invited to join us as we explore the development of this chamber, and strive to promote the interests of all latino businesses. We will have pizza & drinks!

Tuesday, December, 7th
6:00 - 8:00 PM

LCRM Hearing Room
200 W Oak St
Fort Collins, CO 80538

Small Business Season with Vindeket Foods

Be sure to follow Vindeket Foods on Facebook & Instagram.

Vindeket Foods is a non-profit food rescue that partners with grocery stores, restaurants, and farms to reduce wasted food with the mission to create a no-cost market that is open to anyone, powered by community members working together to revalue food and one another. 

If you’re interested in picking up some last minute ingredients for your holiday meal or volunteering at the market please visit their website for more information. 

Click here to read more about Vindeket Foods!

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Larimer County Workforce Innovation Grant

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development Department is seeking proposals from organizations capable of providing innovative workforce development solutions to help solve pressing workforce challenges. The grant is not intended to offset lost revenue or income.

Applications for the Workforce Innovation Grants for Larimer County will be available Friday, December 3, 2021 through Thursday, January 20, 2022. 

Funding Goal:

The Goal of the Workforce Innovation Grant is to help solve pressing workforce challenges by financially supporting innovative pandemic-recovery plans that will;

  • Help build in-demand skills; or
  • Connect workers and learners to quality jobs; or
  • Drive employer engagement in employee development

Review the grant focus areas and allowable activities page to learn more. 

Not sure if your concept for the grant is eligible? Complete the optional concept review form. Our team will review your proposal concept and provide feedback on eligibility and alignment with priorities. The concept review form closes on January 5, 2022.

Join Us in Showing You Are #ForFortCollins this Holiday Season!

This winter, For Fort Collins wants to encourage you to take the pledge to support local and promote community recovery for what makes Fort Collins special. When you make even just one purchase from a local small business, you’re supporting your friends and neighbors.

Let's support our Fort Collins businesses and their employees so we can ensure they stay open and thriving. Take the pledge at

The Governor's Pandemic Update

My Fellow Coloradans,

While we gather to celebrate the upcoming holidays with those we care about, I encourage you to take simple steps to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones. As we enter the holiday season, our State is facing another wave of COVID-19 that is bringing heartache to many of our communities and straining our healthcare systems. Currently, approximately one in 49 Coloradans is infected with COVID-19. 

Vaccines are still the best tool to keep yourself safe and protect those around you. The vast majority of hospitalizations and deaths among COVID patients are among those who are yet to receive a life-saving vaccine. While vaccines are very effective in preventing severe symptoms and hospitalizations, we know their effectiveness wanes over time. That is why we have made booster shots available for anyone over 18 in our State. 

If it has been at least six months since your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months since you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, find a location or talk to your healthcare provider to receive a free booster.  

Along with vaccines, we still need to take the simple steps we have become accustomed to that will allow us to curb the spread of COVID in our state. These include:

  • Getting tested and not gathering with others if you are sick,
  • Limiting large indoor gatherings,
  • Wearing masks in public indoor settings, and practicing basic hygiene. 

By taking simple steps to keep ourselves and loved ones safe, we can ensure this season remains one of joy.For more tips and information on how you can safely enjoy the holiday season, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and CDC websites.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and following holiday season. 

Happy holidays,
Gov. Jared Polis

Things to Know & Upcoming Events
  • The Larimer County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance (ERAP) funds can help individuals stay in their homes by paying back rent and utilities, and more. 
  • WorkLife Partnership’s Small Dollar Loans Program is an efficient, cost-effective, low-risk alternative to payroll advances and employee loan programs. 
  • Colorado Climber Loan Fund now providing eligible small businesses with working capital loans between $30,000 - $500,000.  
  • Free De-escalation Training for Businesses During COVID-19 – Watch videos now 
  • Small Business Tax Credit Programare available 
  • Skill Advance Colorado Training Reimbursement Grants available - around $1,200 – $1,400 per employee. The application period opens July 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022. 
  • Request Onsite COVID Vaccine clinic - If you're interested in hosting an onsite vaccination clinic for your employees or for the general public at your business or facility, please send a request to the Larimer County Department of Health & Environment. There is no charge, and the Health Department coordinates staffing, logistics, and vaccine supplies.
  • Colorado Disproportionately Impacted Business Grant - provides funding to Colorado businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and did not receive meaningful access to federal loans and grants. Businesses will receive a minimum of $1,500 and a maximum of $10,000. This grant is intended to cover expenses that have not been covered by other federal funding. 

    Upcoming Events: 

    • Business Q&A with Larimer’s Health Department - All businesses are invited to join the County on the fourth Thursday of each month. Join the 1-hour session on Thursday, December 16 at  2 p.m via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance.

    Sign up for weekly updates from the City of Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness and Security COVID-19 newsletter at

    Check out for tools and resources created to help your business reopen safely and strongly while gaining support from loyal customers and community members.

    Economic Health Office
    222 Laporte Ave.
    Fort Collins, CO 80521