We work closely with with economic development organization across the region to promote an inclusive ecosystem where businesses and individuals can thrive, and communities are strengthened.  

Larimer County is part of The Northern Colorado Regional Economic Development Initiative (NoCo REDI).

Learn about the REDI coalition of economic development professionals 


NoCo Regional Collaborations

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development, collaborates closely with partners on regional initiatives that support upward mobility, wealth generation, and economic inclusion within our community. Collaborations include: 

  • NoCo Inspire
  • NoCo Recovers 
  • Work in Northern Colorado
  • NoCo Talent 2.0

View NoCo Regional Collaborations

Community Economic Development Teams

City of Fort Collins
Need business support or help navigating the City organization? The City is committed to a healthy economy that is vibrant, resilient and integrated with the community's social and environmental fabric.

City of Loveland
With the support of elected officials and many partner organizations and agencies, Loveland's Economic Development Department strives to guide and support growth and maintaining a healthy economy within the city and in the northern Colorado region.

Estes Park Economic Development Corporation
Our mission is to plan for and promote the economic development of the Estes Valley in ways that are compatible with qualities that make Estes Park a unique mountain community, while building a stronger and more broadly-based economy and tax base; advise and assist existing local businesses to reach their full potential; and attract new businesses that create primary jobs and new employment opportunities.

Town of Berthoud
The Berthoud community is primed for development opportunities while staying true to our small-town roots.

Town of Timnath
The Town of Timnath works with Planning, Engineering, Building, Parks and Recreation, and Code Enforcement to provide comprehensive services to Town of Timnath's residents and landowners, as well as developers to promote thoughtful development and improve residents' quality of life.

Town of Wellington
The Town of Wellington is committed to diversifying, growing, and strengthening the local economy. The Town's main objectives are to expand the primary employment base and grow retail and service opportunities for residents and businesses.

Town of Windsor
Windsor's commitment to a strong local economy and attracting thriving industry to a quickly growing Northern Colorado Corridor.

Economic Development Regional Partnerships

NoCo Regional Economic Development Initiative
The Northern Colorado Regional Economic Development Initiative ("REDI") recognizes that economic benefits in one community benefit all due to the interconnected nature of the regional economy. Working together allows for greater impact in the region, we are one economy.

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) is the nation's first regional economic development entity, bringing together the entire nine-county Metro Denver and Northern Colorado region to promote and support the mutual growth of our region's talent and businesses, while also recruiting new talent and new business

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
We work with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. 

CSU Strata
CSU STRATA is a private, not-for-profit corporation, legally separate from the CSU system. We support and serve the campuses and affiliates of the CSU System through strategic real estate management, project development services, special project oversight, intellectual property management and technology transfer services, as well as operational management of regional, state, national, and international assets.

CSU Research Innovation Center provides a safe, secure, state of art facility for university investigators, government scientists and industry representatives to collaboratively research the basic biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and epidemiology of bacteria and viruses that cause human and animal diseases.

CSU Powerhouse
The Powerhouse serves as the headquarters of the Energy Institute. The Powerhouse consists of a state-of-the-art 100,000 square-foot green building that is a model for sustainable building practices and innovative architectural design.

Small Business

Larimer County Small Business Development Center
The Larimer SBDC has helped existing and new businesses start, grow, and prosper for 36 years. We are one of 15 centers across Colorado and we are here to help you.

Innosphere Ventures
The leading incubation & commercialization programs for founders launching science and high-tech startups

Warehouse Business Accelerator
We connect tomorrow's innovative companies with a road map for success. Our programs provide access to experienced mentors and education, proximity to other industry-leading organizations, and the flexible space you need to grow.

BASE Program
The Estes Park EDC Business Accelerator Services of Estes (B.A.S.E.) Program is the premier business accelerator program in the Estes Valley. Through partnerships with Larimer SBDC and Innosphere Ventures, the Estes Park EDC B.A.S.E. Program provides customized, hands on assistance and business resources to Estes Valley startups and scale-ups.

Loveland Business Development Center
The Loveland Business Development Center (LBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services, business workshops and networking opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses.

Fort Collins' Multicultural Business and Entrepreneurship Center
The Multicultural Business & Entrepreneur Center (MBEC) is a free bilingual (English & Spanish) center that provides business owners and entrepreneurs easy access to business service providers, resources, mentorship and specialty training. It also connects them with critical resources to create, launch and grow a business in Fort Collins.

Local Chambers of Commerce

Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is a champion for business, the regional economy and the greater Fort Collins area community. Owned and led by its members, the Chamber is an active and forward-focused organization of 1,200 members.

Loveland Chamber of Commerce
The Loveland Chamber of Commerce mission is to promote business and community prosperity. The Chamber is the vehicle through which businesses, professionals, and individuals can work together for the common good of the community. We are here to provide you with a road map to success.

Windsor Chamber of Commerce
The Windsor Chamber of Commerce works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. 

Estes Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Chamber is to be the champion for business, dedicated to promoting a strong business climate in the Estes Valley trade area and enhancing the quality of life for our members, making Estes Park a better place to live, work, and play.

Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce
The Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce connects community and people in business to help build a strong network, save time & money and attract more customers.

Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington area Chamber of Commerce is excited to accept the challenge of actively supporting the businesses and community of Wellington in their expansion into a vibrant and pleasant place to work, play, grow and visit.

Red Feather Lakes Chamber of Commerce (Website Coming Soon)
Red Feather Lakes is 45 minutes from downtown Fort Collins. It's a community surrounded by thousands of acres of Roosevelt National Forest with abundant activities.
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Connect with the Economic Development Team

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development
200 West Oak Street, Suite 5000
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 498-6680
Email: lcewd-ecodevo@larimer.org