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About Fort Collins#

Aerial shot of Fort Collins

Located in northern Colorado, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and an outstanding public school system.

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins offers exciting recreational opportunities, unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping.

Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.

If you are seeking the Colorado lifestyle and a community in which you can reinvent and reinvigorate yourself then Fort Collins is your city.

Visitor Information#

Convention and Visitors Bureau
Whether you are a visitor or resident, this site provides tour information, conference planning, the community cultural calendar and links to local attractions and businesses.

Poudre River Public Library District
The Poudre River Public Library District operates in Larimer County with three branches and many remote-area services. Website:

With multiple locations across the region, UCHealth provides a network of health care services for northern Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. It received the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award in 2009.

Business Resources#

Chamber of Commerce
The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading nonprofit, membership-driven business organization dedicated to creating a climate in which business can succeed by working to constantly improve the economic well-being and quality of life in Fort Collins.

City of Fort Collins Economic Health Office
The City is a committed partner and resource for businesses and our local economy. Regularly updated local business stories, links to many organizations and information on the City's targeted industries are located on this site.

Downtown Business Association
The Downtown Business Association, a non-profit corporation, promotes the businesses of downtown Fort Collins. Downtown events, involving partner organizations and businesses, attract more than a half million people per year.

Downtown Development Authority
Created in 1981, the Downtown Development Authority uses tax increment financing to stimulate redevelopment in the central business district. DDA projects contribute to the vitality of Downtown Fort Collins.

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development 
Larimer County supports a healthy, diverse and resilient economy. This site will help you connect to resources to help your business succeed.

Rocky Mountain Innosphere
RMI helps high-potential innovation-based startups turn their great ideas into great businesses. They provide facilities, access to a network of seasoned mentors and advisors, hands on support services, business connections, networking opportunities and education.

UniverCity Connections
UniverCity Connections brings three exceptional community assets together in harmony with our natural environment-CSU, Downtown and the Poudre River through legacy projects and initiatives.

Urban Renewal Authority
The Fort Collins URA strengthens and restores communities, provide new housing or business opportunities, and ultimately enhance the quality of life for the public benefit. The URA is a catalyst, partner, advisor and participant that fosters sound growth and development.


Poudre School District
Poudre School District is a high-achieving school district providing choice, character, and academic excellence! Programs include early childhood, elementary, middle school, senior high school, alternative, online, and charter schools.

Colorado State University
Colorado State University, founded in 1870, is one of our nation's leading research universities. Its faculty members are tackling issues such as the re-emergence of tuberculosis, pollution in developing countries, severe weather forecasting, nutrition and wellness, and bioterrorism.

Front Range Community College
The Larimer Campus of FRCC brings education to the community, with classes on Harmony and Shields and across the area. The Larimer Campus has strong partnerships with Colorado State University in fields such as Electrical Engineering, Veterinary Technology and Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources.


Larimer County
A virtual courthouse and clearinghouse of information for the county.

State of Colorado
The official portal for the state of Colorado.