SITE SELECTION SERVICES
THE LONGMONT ADVANTAGE
The right location - it's a critical component to your division or company's ability to succeed. So where does your company belong? It belongs in a place where innovation thrives; where you can find the talent you need, costs you can afford, business environment that will foster your company's growth, and a lifestyle your employees desire. It belongs in a place where "Ideas Become Products." Few places in the US meet all of these criteria... Longmont, Colorado is one of them.
Longmont is a community of 90,000 on the northern edge of metro Denver. Boulder County, as the nation's most educated, is home to a number of advanced technology companies that are engaged in cutting edge R&D, and the translation of ideas into products. Names like IBM, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, Seagate, Xilinx, Amgen, Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, Sierra Nevada, and others populate the regional landscape. In Longmont alone, more than 200 global companies have a presence here and employ more than 12,000. In addition, a network of companies providing services, products and amenities exist to support these industries... all in a community that provides unparalleled quality of life.
THE RIGHT LOCATION
Access to a sufficient labor pool, national and international markets, strategic partners, educational resources and regional amenities are all components of the right location. Longmont's proximity to the Interstate Highway network, an international airport, same business day access and single bounce satellite communications with both Europe and Asia, extensive broadband capacity, and rail service to US markets, help define it as a premier location.
THE RIGHT ATTITUDE
Your company has to move at the speed of business. Ultimately time does mean money and in Longmont, we are sensitive to the needs of your company. That is why we have mechanisms in place to help you move through the development or relocation process to encourage your move to Longmont. In most cases we can match your timeline by expediting the regulatory approval process, coordinating with various city and state departments to make sure you have the necessary information to finalize your plans. In fact, all the local departments involved in development review are now housed in a single facility, the Development Services Center, to expedite the process. The City has also established a rapid response team with participation from multiple departments to mobilize the necessary resources to meet your company's timeline. From an incentives standpoint, Longmont has tax incentives directed at a variety of activities including manufacturing, R&D, new construction or tenant finish, and personal property investment. We also coordinate incentives that are available from the Colorado Office of Economic Development
including employee training and job creation grants.
THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT
In the end, your company is about your people. Having an unsurpassed quality of life makes it easier to recruit and retain the talent you need. Longmont offers that quality of life in a variety of ways: education, healthcare, climate, recreation, arts, community involvement, visual beauty... you name it. In addition to the attributes available in Longmont, its central location makes it an easy jaunt to the mountains, downtown Denver, sporting events, etc. The quality of life in Longmont and the surrounding area is why the people who come here tend to stay. That is why Boulder County has one of the strongest entrepreneurial climates in the US.