Quality of Life

Last Economic Tracker Update of 2022

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 Tr...

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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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Thankful

It’s hard to believe that the calendar says November and that Thanksgiving is just 36 hours away. I don’t know about you, but this last year has gone by in the blink of an eye.  In observation of the season, I wanted to share several notes of thanks in my blog.

To our community business owners, thank you for creating places, spaces and things that make Fort Collins special.  You create a sense of community and are often at the whims of others – but continue to strive to create economi...

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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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Tracking Impact of the Pandemic and Recession on Northern Colorado

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 Trac...

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Making Good Decisions with Data

Data, data, data.  Much of my work the last week has centered around the idea that good data allows business owners and policy makers to make good decisions.

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 ...

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Chamber Produces Monthly Advocacy Newsletter 

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 will continue in our role as the lead "voice of business" articulating the perspective of business and ensuring public officials and residents understand the importance of a thriving business community to total community quality of life.

To make sure you are well informed on current issues impacting business, we have created a St...

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Celebrating the Impact of Business

The Fort Collins Area Chamber joins in celebrating the impact of business on our community.  We are so honored to have these businesses as key leaders in our community and our organization.

Curt and Nancy Richardson Inducted into Colorado Business Hall of Fame

Entrepreneurs, philanthropists and Otter Products founders Curt and Nancy Richardson were inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame on May 3. The Richardsons co-founded Blue Ocean Enterprises in 2011, investing capital in p...

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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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An Invitation to Cheer on CSU!

I had the tremendous pleasure of cheering for the Colorado State Rams at the Mountain West and the NCAA Tournaments the last two weeks. Anyone who has spent any time with me knows that I’m a die hard sports fan with a special affinity for the Rams. Cheering for the Rams and

Traveling to other locations, spending time with CSU Ram fans from across the country and being able to cheer for a dynamic group of young men and women makes being a Ram fan a very special treat. 

And while I would...

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