Economic DevelopmentBuilding a Stronger Economy
Recognizing that the retention and attraction of primary employers is key to community economic prosperity, the Chamber has been a champion for a strong business climate and an effective economic development marketing program.
The traditional economic development marketing function is handled by a separate organization, the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC). The Chamber's role in economic development includes:
- Providing leadership to economic development marketing by serving on the NCEDC Board.
- Regularly contacting existing primary employers to identify those with expansion opportunities or those that are at risk.
- Supporting the work of groups like the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster and the Larimer Bioscience.
- And, as noted elsewhere, the Chamber focuses on the business climate, which includes such things as transportation systems, taxes and fees, regulations and other such issues.
Please visit the other pages under Economic Development for more information regarding the benefits, the community vs. economic development, a definition of economic development, Larimer County economy players and an overview of the Fort Collins Economy.