You are invited to join us as OneVoice for Housing

I am excited to invite our membership to be part of something that matters, advocating for housing options in our community.  As you know the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is deeply committed to inspiring housing solutions for our community.  We lead NoCo Housing NOW!, are a founding member of OneVoice for Housing and work tirelessly to make sure policy makers understand the impact of their actions on the affordability and supply of housi...

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Colorado SB23-213 Housing Bill

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is supporting the passage of Colorado SB23-213.  The bill establishes a state and local government framework for assessing statewide housing needs and creating model codes for the regulation of higher density housing options, transit-oriented areas, key corridors, manufactured housing, and other model housing strategies. Local governments would be required to conduct a housing needs assessment and are prohibited from enforcing certain occupancy limits...

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Housing Affordability – A Shared Concern

I recently had the pleasure of presenting the good work of your Chamber in promoting housing affordability at the Western Area Chamber Executives conference in Sacramento, CA alongside my colleague, Joe Rowan.  With roughly 50 fellow chamber representatives attending the session, it reinforced the idea that housing affordability is a shared concern across the country.  Yet, I’m often asked, “how is this a business issue?”

For those that don’t live and breathe this stuff every day, i...

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Fort Collins City Council Call to Action : Land Development Code

We ask you to help us send City Council a message to fix it, Don’t Break it! 

With the certification of sufficient signatures to repeal the recently adopted Land Development Code (LDC), the Fort Collins City Council will consider two options on Tuesday, January 17: repeal the new code or refer the measure to the voters.  As of the signature certification date of December 20, 2022, ...

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Fort Collins Land Development Code

Please help us share the word: DO NOT SIGN THE PETITIONS TO REPEAL ORDINANCE #114 AND #115.

Your Chamber has teamed up with an impressive array of businesses, leaders in the non-profit sector, and housing advocates to help share insight into the new code and to amplify the need for a more diverse, affordable housing supply in Fort Collins.  At FoCoForward.org, you’ll find a wealth of resources to help understand what the new code does and does not do.  As well, you’ll find responses to...

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Stand With Us — Don’t Sign!

[Note: the following has been adapted courtesy of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity]

As a Chamber member, we know that you value the opportunities that come when housing is affordable, inclusive, and thoughtful in design. That's why we are asking that you DO NOT SIGN the petition to repeal the Land Development Code that will be circulating around Fort Collins over the next few weeks.

Wait, what's happening?
After years of community engagement and input, City Council recently adopted...

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Making Your Vote Count

Welcome to fall Chamber members!  The arrival of cooler temperatures, a bit of snow and clear blue skies reminds all of us that it is election season.  We are releasing our SmartBrief a day early to remind each and every one of you to VOTE!  Your individual voice is incredibly important to the success of our community.

I am incredibly proud of the thoughtful review and consideration that our staff, our Local Legislative Affairs Committee, our Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance and ...

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One Week Away: Regional Business After Hours August 9

Canvas Credit Union and Colorado State University will proudly host members from the Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Loveland, Wellington and Windsor Chamber of Commerce for this regional business networking event  5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 9 at Canvas Stadium.

We will continue the theme of community shared by the Northern Colorado Chambers of Commerce, Canvas Credit Union and CSU and the collaborative efforts the community partners enjoy. All Chamber members, Ram fans and the com...

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Chamber Committed to Addressing Housing Affordability

It has been the rare conversation over the past few years in which the subject of housing has not come up.  Small retailers, large manufacturers and virtually every business in between has been impacted by the cost and availability of housing within our region.  Some may wonder why housing is an issue for the Chamber of Commerce when only a portion of our membership are in the business of building, selling and renting residential real estate.

The answer, of course, is relatively straight fo...

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Chamber Endorsements – Ballot Issues

Sound policy, consistency and predictability help businesses thrive. That’s why the Fort Collins Area Chamber examines policy issues in depth and takes a stand to protect the interests of businesses and their employees. This year, we are taking a stance on one critical ballot issue.  Below is what you need to know about this ballot issue and why it matters to the business community.

Proposed Citizen-Initiated Ordinance
(relating to the former Hughes Stadium property)

The Chamber is rec...

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