Fort Collins - State of Business

ADVOCACY

Making sure you have a seat at the table and a well-versed voice in the conversations that matter most is important. At the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, we back up local business by keeping your needs front-and-center. Prioritizing and planning. Rigorous research and vigorous action. Listening before legislation. These are the values that guide our support of your business interests.

WHAT THE CHAMBER IS TRACKING FOR BUSINESS

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Community Economic Recovery

Address the region’s needs during and after the COVID 19 pandemic
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Jobs & Workforce

A thriving economy is reliant on a well-qualified and dynamic workforce. The Chamber is focused on Business Retention Expansion, Talent, Economic Recovery and Health.
Click here for current job openings, employer recruitment tools and more.

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Housing

A deep and diverse inventory of housing types considered affordable across the income spectrum within the community is critical to attract and retain both employers and a highly engaged workforce.

Click here for the City of Fort Collins Housing Strategic Plan

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Elected Officials

Recruitment of business-friendly candidates for public office and education of elected officials are important functions of the Chamber.

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Long Term Capital Shortfall

Through the Finance Subcommittee of the Fort Collins City Council, discussion has been taking place regarding the need for additional revenue streams to maintain, expand and improve community assets to a standard consistent with community expectations. Consistent with departmental master plans and the overall City Strategic Plan, the City will spend down $83M in reserve funds by 2025 due to projected revenue shortfalls in excess of $20M each year beginning in 2022 and reaching $30M by 2030. As presented by staff, there are three primary drivers of this deficit: Parks, Transit and Housing. Click for more observations.

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Mulberry Annexation

Preservation of land available to industrial, agricultural and heavy commercial uses are crucial to a resilient local economy.

The Chamber’s Local Legislative Affairs Committee (LLAC) has created an East Mulberry Task Group to inform and engage businesses within the East Mulberry enclave area and advocate for plans and policy that support existing and future business. Click here for the East Mulberry Corridor Plan.

ADVOCACY RESOURCES

Looking for resources on trending topics? Use the search below or visit our key topics.

1041 Regulations and Moratorium – Chamber Letter to Council

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2022 – 2023 State Budget – Long Bill

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2022 City-Referred Election Items

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Air Quality Advisory Board

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Building Code Update – February 2022

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Chamber Committed to Addressing Housing Affordability

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City Budget Process

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City of Fort Collins Economic Advisory Commission

City of Fort Collins Leaders Web Page

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City of Fort Collins Web Site

Downtown Development Authority

Economic Advisory Commission

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AFFILIATES

Visit our affiliates to learn more about the Chamber’s work.

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Northern Colorado Legislative

The joint public policy advocacy arm of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, Upstate Colorado Economic Development Corporation and the One NoCo. The NCLA is the leading voice in northern Colorado influencing local, state and federal policy on issues affecting the unique business interests of northern Colorado.

Northern Colorado Prospers

Northern Colorado Prospers

The Fort Collins region is fortunate to have a strong economic base, with advanced technology, higher education, agriculture, health care, manufacturing, energy development, and state and federal government forming the diverse and resilient heart of our economy.

At the same time, Northern Colorado faces challenges to its future success and prosperity. The resources raised by Northern Colorado Prospers will help alleviate the challenges Northern Colorado faces. Below are the four main challenges and the Northern Colorado Prospers goals for each.

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Local Legislative Affairs Committee

The Local Legislative Affairs Committee (LLAC) collaborates with public and private stakeholders to create a favorable environment for business, thereby enhancing the quality of life of the entire community and region.

NoCo Housing Now

NoCo Housing Now

NoCo Housing NOW is a coalition of the willing serving as Northern Colorado’s leading voice for housing options & relative affordability.