Driving The Future
The Fort Collins region is fortunate to have a strong economic base, with advanced technology, higher education, agriculture, health care, manufacturing, energy development, and state and federal government forming the diverse and resilient heart of our economy. At the same time, Northern Colorado faces significant challenges to it’s future success and prosperity.
Northern Colorado Prospers is a five-year strategic initiative of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce designed to address four specific challenges:
transportation issues

Crippling, dangerous congestion along the essential I - 25 corridor. Unless addressed, three-hour trips to DIA and Denver will become routine.

labor force

Under employment and talent shortages are a growing problem. Fort Collins ranks nine in the nation in under-employment, and with older workers aging out of the workforce, key sectors are now experiencing talent shortages with more on the way.

business environment

While our current situation is relatively business-friendly, history has shown that the environment can change very quickly.

retaining key employers

No consistent, systematic program exists to identify problems and expansion opportunities of existing key employers. The community must be proactive in its relationship with key employers to help them solve problems and expand.

Otter Box
Blue Ocean Enterprises
Bank of Colorado
Guaranty Bank
Blue Federal Credit Union
Colorado State University
Advanced Energy
Anheuser Busch
Hewlett Packard
Morning Fresh

Advance Tank
Air Comfort
Alberta Development
BizWest Media
Brown and Brown of CO
Bryan Construction
Chrisland Commercial
Columbine Health Systems
Connell Resources
Cornerstone Home Lending
Dellenbach Motors

Dohn Construction
Ed Carroll Motor Co.
First National Bank
Flood and Peterson
Fort Collins Auto Dealers Assn.
Fort Collins Dodge Jeep
Forney Industries
Gregory Electric
The Group, Inc.
Group Mortgage

Harmony Club
Heath Construction
Hensel Phelps
High Country Beverage
iHeart Media
Liley Law Office
Loveland Ready Mix
M.M. Solutions
MGS Inc.
Neuworks Mechanical

Odell Brewing Company
Palmer Properties
Pedersen Toyota
Platte River Power Authority
Quality Inn & Suites
ReMax Alliance
Schrader Oil Co.
Spradley Barr Ford
Townsquare Media
Total Facility Care
TST Inc.
Western States Bank
Wray Plumbing

Adams Bank & Trust
Cushman & Wakefield
DyeCrest Dairy
Emergency Physicians of the Rockies
Exponential Engineering

Fort Collins Heating and Air
FirstBank of Northern Colorado
Hydro Construction
LC Home
Neenan Archistruction
Northern Engineering

Power 10
Shirazi Benefits
Technical Framework
Toolbox Creative

US Bank
Vaught, Frye, Larson Architects
Walker Manufacturing
Wilbur’s Total Beverage
Workspace Innovations

Cache Bank & Trust
CObiz Bank
Crossroads Towing
Windermere Real Estate