Fort Collins: Motor City

Jan 23, 2012 | Business & Economy, Business-Friendly Environment, Economy, Talent

Fort Collins is the new “motor city?” Well, maybe so, at least according to a profile piece January 23 on Fox News about the Colorado State University’s Engine and Energy Conversion Lab. It’s titled “America’s New ‘Motor City’? Colorado city becoming a growing hub for green auto technology.” Long a leader in engines research and technology, the EECL is now more in vogue than ever as fuel efficiency grows in importance.

The “Engines Lab: is on North College in the old Fort Collins Power Plant on the south bank of the Poudre River. The city owns the building but leases it to CSU. Just last week the City Council approved the expansion of the lab on the site.

The lab is a great example of how innovative and entrepreneurial communities can “grow their own” jobs.