In our Advance Longmont 2.0 strategic plan update, we used rich data sets to build a comprehensive view of our local economy, ranging from top-line numbers like unemployment to specific calculations like the average monthly mortgage cost. We studied the economy using three core lenses: growth, prosperity, and inclusion. We also used cutting-edge methods to study our industry cluster make-up. We additionally studied certain focus areas from the original Advance Longmont strategic plan to gain additional insight about our economy and community.
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The standard economic development toolbox: GDP, unemployment, foreign exports, and more.
Prosperity looks at how well-spread growth is across the general population, occupations, and industries.
Inclusion investigates whether the current growth trends are equally benefitting different racial and ethnic groups.
Our target industry clusters inform which industries with which we focus our primary industry development efforts.
From entrepreneurial potential to affordable housing, these other data points serve as crucial points of analysis.
Aggregated data from partners and ongoing work in Longmont.
“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