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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Advanced Technology describes industry sectors that utilize newly developed technology in their operations. Advanced Technology includes the use of complex materials, circuitry, computer-operated machinery, and sophisticated engineering in the production process.
 
Longmont Competitive Strengths:
  • Existing concentration of manufacturing and technology workforce with strong training programs at Front Range Community College
  • Affordable and redundant power and other utilities
  • Major concentration of existing Advanced Technology firms, particularly in Data Storage
  • Local private research & development programs and proximity to CU and CSU
  • Highly innovative community
  • Vance Brand Municipal Airport
  • Transportation infrastructure, including proximity to Denver International Airport
  • Competitive business climate and regulations
 
Longmont can continue to build on its unique workforce, utility, and other assets with proper support, particularly in niche sectors: Aerospace & Defense, Data Storage, Computers & Electronics, Energy Components, and Agricultural Technology.
 

BIOSCIENCE 

Bioscience describes a variety of cross-disciplinary products and services related to human health, the environment, and general biology, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, diagnostic therapies, and related research and development.
 
Longmont Competitive Strengths:
  • Existing concentration of Bioscience companies. Particularly strengths in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Product Manufacturing
  • Affordable and redundant power and other utilities
  • Local private research & development programs and proximity to CU and SCU
  • Highly innovative community
  • Longmont United Hospital
  • Competitive business climate and regulations
 
Longmont’s strong Advanced Technology manufacturing assets, concentrated research and innovation, affordable utilities, and existing company base place it in a competitive position for Bioscience development, with niche sectors of Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and Diagnostics.
 

CREATIVE ARTS & CULINARY 

Creative Arts & Culinary includes dining, specialty food sales, the visual and performing arts, special events, beverage manufacturing and sale, natural attractions, and other entertainment activities that draw visitors and investment in and serve local residents, enhancing quality of life.
 
Longmont Competitive Strengths:
  • Longmont has an extremely high concentration of nationally recognized breweries & brewpubs, including Left Hand, Oskar Blues, and the Pumphouse
  • High-quality water and affordable utilities
  • Large and diverse existing arts community with strong local support
  • Strong fairgrounds, parks, and other event venues
  • Distinct natural foods culture and concentration of shopping options
  • Expanding dining and entertainment options
  • Transportation infrastructure, including proximity to Denver International Airport
 
Niche sectors identified for this target include: Breweries & Distilleries, Food & Beverage Production, Food & Dining, Visual & Performing Arts, and Special Events.
 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & IT 

Professional Services & IT is characterized by knowledge-intensive, white-collar occupations that require education, advanced skills, and creativity, including architecture, engineering, accounting, management, software, research & development, and business support.
 
Longmont Competitive Strengths:
  • Well-educated population with strong workforce supply from CU, CSU, and FRCC
  • Existing base of Professional Services & IT firms
  • Diverse economy and workforce
  • Fiber optic broadband network and affordable utilities
  • High quality of life and relative affordability
  • Major concentration of existing Research & Development operations
  • Innovative community with high patent production
  • Proximity to Denver International Airport
  • Vance Brand Municipal Airport
  • Competitive business climate and regulations
 
Longmont has niche strengths in Engineering & Design Services, Back Office, Research & Development, and Software.
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