Coronavirus

Tracking the Economy

How in the world is it already May?  With the turning of another page on the calendar comes another monthly update to the Economic Tracker.  Your Fort Collins Area Chamber, working with other economic development and business support organizations across the region created a tool to track the economic recovery in Northern Colorado. This valuable resource is a set of indicators that represent critical aspects of the Larimer and Weld County economies, is based on data that is accessible in a use...

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Tracking Economic Recovery

It's time again for our monthly update to the Economic Tracker.  Your Fort Collins Area Chamber, working with other economic development and business support organizations across the region created a tool to track the economic recovery in Northern Colorado. This valuable resource is a set of indicators that represent critical aspects of the Larimer and Weld County economies, is based on data that is accessible in a useable format and is updated frequently with little lag time. The Economic Tra...

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Larimer County Mask Order Ends February 12

The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment (LCDHE) would like us to share with the business community that due to improving COVID-19 conditions they will be announcing that the mask order will expire on February 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Such a timeline allows for the Omicron wave to further retreat and gives families, local businesses, and schools time to prepare for the transition. In their press release, health officials are asking residents to be kind and patient in local bus...

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Data, Data, Data

Your Fort Collins Area Chamber, working with other economic development and business support organizations across the region created a tool to track the economic recovery in Northern Colorado. This valuable resource is a set of indicators that represent critical aspects of the Larimer and Weld County economies, is based on data that is accessible in a useable format and is updated frequently with little lag time. The Economic Tracker lives on our one-stop hub NoCoRecovers.com and provides gr...

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Fall, COVID and Mandates 

It’s officially fall and leaves and temperatures are dropping everyday.  Unfortunately, our COVID numbers aren’t following this wonderful fall pattern.  Kevin Unger, President/CEO of UCHealth North Region, noted on Thursday at our Health Care in Your Future Summit that UCHealth is currently caring for 311 COVID-19 cases with 101 of those patients being in the ICU.  This contributes to the 112% ICU utilization that we are facing as a community.

As hospitalization numbers have continued ...

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New Insights to Northern Colorado’s Economic Recovery

The Fort Collins Area Chamber and other economic development partners from across the two-county area continue to support the maintenance of NoCoRecovers.com and our Economic Recovery Tracker.  The Tracker includes a set of indicators that represent critical aspects of the Larimer and Weld County economies, are based on data that is accessible in a useable format, and updated frequently with little lag time.

The indicators are updated at least monthly with no more than a two-month lag and ar...

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Businesses and Community Members Have a Crucial Role in Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Larimer County

Your Chamber continues to work with the Larimer County Health Department encouraging our community to take part in our Drive to 65. Here is a message from our county’s health director with more ways we can help strengthen our economy.

Businesses and Community Members Have a Crucial Role in Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Larimer County
By: Larimer County Public Health Director Tom Gonzales, MPH, REHS.

In Larimer County, cases of COVID-19 have significantly decreased in recent week...

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Change

Change, change, change.  If there is anything that we’ve learned about a pandemic it’s that things will not stay the same very long.

This last weekend was another one of those change moments for us during the pandemic.  The CDC came out with their new mask guidance, Larimer County ended their public health orders and the City of Fort Collins ended their local face cover order.  At the same time, the State of Colorado amended their face cover order.

So what in the world does all this...

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State Rolls Out New Funding Program for Small Business

As small businesses continue to rebound from the economic shutdown, another funding program introduced on Monday is providing $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises.

Energize Colorado, alongside the State of Colorado and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, are now accepting applications for grants and loans through the Energize Colorado Gap Fund.

Small businesses with fewer than 25 full-time employees can apply for support through a mixture of ...

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Some Economic Insights about Northern Colorado

Recently, I was invited to brief a bank board about Northern Colorado Prospers and my perspectives on where the economy is headed as we try to climb out of the Covid-hole. A PDF copy of my PowerPoint presentation can be found here.

In the middle of the presentation and in the ‘bonus slides’ section at the end you’ll find some interesting data. Some of it is unsurprising: initial unemployment claims filings soared mid-March through mid-April. The economic downturn was widespread but part...

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