Greeley: Survey Will Help City Plan

According to the results of the City’s July community survey, most residents see the economy and quality of life as stable or improving. Most respondents are satisfied with the amount of growth in Greeley and the amenities the community offers. In an interesting twist, affordable housing and entertainment options were identified as lacking. One inContinue reading “Greeley: Survey Will Help City Plan”

Larimer County: County Convenes Workforce Housing Task Force

On August 31 Larimer County held the first meeting of its workforce housing task force. The group included Congressman Jared Polis (briefly), State Senator John Kefalas, County Commissioners Tom Donnelly and Lew Gaiter, the mayor of Johnstown, Loveland City Council member Leah Johnson, a staff representative from Timnath, representatives from FCBR and LBAR, and anContinue reading “Larimer County: County Convenes Workforce Housing Task Force”

Weld County: Upstate CEO New to Weld But Not Economic Development

Rich Werner, the new CEO of Upstate Colorado began his Colorado career doing economic development for Governor Bill Owens. He says that company recruitment is only 20 percent of the job, contrary to popular belief. K-12 education is a huge priority because companies will not locate in regions that lack programs to provide quality schoolsContinue reading “Weld County: Upstate CEO New to Weld But Not Economic Development”

Business Leaders Creating Regional Economic Development Effort

Businesses in Larimer and Weld County are reportedly moving forward with a plan to create a private sector economic development organization which they plan to launch in early 2015. The effort to bring private funding to attract development and major employers to the region is being spearheaded locally by Weld County car dealer Scott EhrlichContinue reading “Business Leaders Creating Regional Economic Development Effort”

Larimer County: NCEDC Hires Interim CEO

The Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC) announced it has hired Organization Dynamics LLC to provide temporary chief executive services following the resignation of Walt Elish, who resigned in September. Doug Marsh, a principal with Organization Dynamics, will serve as interim CEO, engage a team of associates to search for a permanent chief executive andContinue reading “Larimer County: NCEDC Hires Interim CEO”

Loveland: Downtown Working Group Unveils Vision

A group of business leaders presented its strategic plan for downtown Loveland to the City Council on August 12. The 17-member group, brought together by Economic Development Director Betsey Hale, includes Mindy McCloughin, Loveland Chamber CEO, former mayor Gene Pielin, developer Troy Peterson and Harry Devereux of Home State Bank. The group hopes to createContinue reading “Loveland: Downtown Working Group Unveils Vision”