David’s Blog

Remember the Chamber as an Election Resource

The Colorado 2018 General Election ballots will be mailed out starting October 15. That gives voters just about three weeks to review, learn and make educated decisions on who and what to vote for.

There are some weighty issues on the ballot including anti-fracking setbacks, transportation funding, mental health facilities funding, and education funding.

The Fort Collins Chamber website can be a valuable source as you shift your way through campaign materials, websites, endorsements and pr...

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The Search for Workers Picks up Pace

Finding workers is a big challenge for many employers in the area. In that regard, we’re not unique as this is a national problem.

As you know, to meet this challenge we launched Talent 2.0 in conjunction with other community partners. You can find more at www.NoCoTalent2.com. A copy of the Talent 2.0 plan can be downloaded from the site.

The Chamber just hired Development Counsellors International (DCI), a place-marketing firm to help develop a talent attraction portal. That work is cur...

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Tossing Dirt: An Additional Lane for I-25

Yesterday was a red letter day for Northern Colorado with the groundbreaking ceremony for an additional lane each way on Interstate 25 between Highway 14 (Mulberry) in Fort Collins and Highway 402 on the south edge of Loveland.

The ceremony was at the south end of park and ride at the southwest corner of I-25 and Highway 402. It was in the shadow of the growing mountain of gravel being moved from the Big Thompson Canyon that is being staged for the work on the interstate.

The big luminarie...

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Chamber Launches Big Campaign

Tomorrow is the official kickoff of the annual Moving Fort Collins Forward! campaign.

The campaign will run through November 15. During this time, 12 teams and 65 volunteers will secure funds and new members for the Chamber. Five categories of events, programs, and services are sold during the campaign, including:

Event and program sponsorships
In-kind trades
Advertising
Memberships
Key strategic regional initiatives

Here’s a little more regarding each of the categories:...

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Colorado Still in Running for Amazon Headquarters

After the initial flurry of stories about Amazon searching for a second headquarters location, it has been relatively quiet in the popular press though there have been regular updates in the business and economic development press.

As you’ll recall, the project involves a $5 billion capital investment and would lead to the creation of 50,000 jobs over the next 15 to 20 years.

In the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, 238 locations submitted bids. That list has been pared down to 20 finalists. The...

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