Public Release of Advance Longmont 2.0

At Longmont Economic Development Partnership, we lead a comprehensive and collaborative approach to building an economic ecosystem. 

Advance Longmont 2.0 is the city’s new economic development strategy. It champions a vision of growth, prosperity, and inclusion as the pillars of a successful, vibrant, and resilient local economy. Advance Longmont 2.0 proposes a structure of collective impact: a community-wide collaboration to address our shared economic challenges and accelerate our shared opportunities. By focusing on Talent, Place, Industry, Connectivity, and Impact, we believe Advance Longmont 2.0 presents the best opportunity our community has to collectively tackle the issues that matter.

On Tuesday November 12th, Longmont City Council officially adopted Advance Longmont 2.0 as the city’s economic development strategy. We are excited to move into formal implementation of the plan and support the vision of a vibrant and inclusive local economy. Learn more about the plan by clicking here »

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Rigid Bits

“Longmont has been my home off and on since I moved to Colorado more than 12 years ago. I fell in love with the community and in 2015 decided to make it my permanent home. Because of the strong ties with the community, there was no question when I founded Rigid Bits in 2017 that it is where we would set our roots down. As an added bonus, NextLight is the fastest internet service provider in the country, which is a great fit for us.

Rigid Bits provides cybersecurity services to businesses nationwide, providing valuable insight to prevent attacks and respond immediately to cybersecurity events. Since 2017, we have supported 70 businesses across 17 states and a variety of industries. We have experienced 300% year-over-year growth with no signs of slowing down. Our plans are to continue to expand Rigid Bits’ services to support businesses in all industries with their cybersecurity needs, changing the way we work as the industry and threats change. As our growth continues, we will bring on new employees and just last month moved into larger office space in Longmont in preparation for our future”.

– Jeff Oden, Founder