START A BUSINESS

The Longmont EDP’s ‘Start a Business’ tool is a one-stop shop for resources on starting and launching your business in Longmont.

Starting a new business in Longmont? Knowing where to start is critical. Longmont Economic Development Partnership can connect you with a network of resources available to help you throughout your startup process. We know starting a business is challenging. Our goal is to make it easier by giving you a one-stop shop for all the information and resources you may need.

The section below provides a variety of resources to help you start a business in the city of Longmont. To get started, pick the type of business you are starting below.

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Resources for starting a Hardware / Manufacturing business

NoCo Manufacturing

Supporting Northern Colorado manufacturers of all types, the NoCo Manufacturing Partnership works to expand sustainable manufacturing and support the industrial process. We embrace education, collaboration

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Manufacturer’s Edge

Manufacturer’s Edge is a statewide manufacturing assistance center supporting Colorado manufacturers through onsite technical assistance and coaching to support revenue and job growth.

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Accion

As the largest nationwide nonprofit lending network in the U.S., Accion provides fair and flexible loans, connections to business experts, and access to resources and

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LPC/NextLight

For more than 100 years, LPC has provided innovative service that has kept electric rates low while improving reliability and convenience for Longmont businesses and

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MyBizColorado

MyBizColorado is the fastest way to register and manage a business. This is the official filing tool for the State of Colorado.

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Innovate Longmont

Innovate Longmont is a startup platform for entrepreneurs with innovative and transformative ideas. We invest in our local entrepreneurs by running accelerators, funding startups, and

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Colorado Lending Source

Colorado Lending Source is the state’s not-for-profit, small business financing expert. Since 1990, we’ve worked with small businesses to create and retain more than 19,500

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TinkerMill

TinkerMill is the largest makerspace / hackerspace in Colorado and the surrounding Rocky Mountain region. It’s a place where like-minded people interested in art, technology, science, and business can collaborate

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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