About ELEVATE Longmont

ELEVATE Longmont is Longmont EDP’s business retention and expansion program. Longmont EDP offers many services to existing primary employers including the provision of data insights & reports, incentive negotiations, administration of the North Metro Enterprise Zone, the City Leadership program, advocacy, and site selection services.

Part of Longmont EDP’s efforts to promote a strong local economy includes contacting all of the Longmont area’s existing primary employers on a yearly basis to ENGAGE, LISTEN, EDUCATE, VALUE, ACKNOWLEDGE, TELL THE STORY and EXECUTE, through the ELEVATE program: the survey, Executive Roundtable discussions, and the State of Industry Report. The goal of these efforts is to identify industry trends, gather strategic intelligence, address concerns, identify new opportunities, and offer support. The results are used to inform LEDP’s future programs, initiatives, and policies.






Tell The Story


About the survey
Why do we conduct the survey? Why is it important?

The goals of the survey are twofold: to gauge the current state of the Longmont business environment, and to identify challenges and opportunities that our primary employers are facing or may face in the future. This data allows Longmont EDP to determine industry trends, gather strategic intelligence, identify concerns, discover new opportunities, and offer support to primary businesses who contribute so much to the economic vitality of Longmont.

Each year, we compile this information into the State of Industry Report, a summary and analysis of all the data we received from our primary employers through the ELEVATE survey, as well as a look to the future opportunities we have to offer Longmont’s Primary Employers.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Pitts-Noggle, Economic Development Specialist for the Longmont EDP at [email protected] or by phone at (303) 651-0128 ext. 704

Chart showing NextLight having the fastest ISPs in the United States in 2018
Map of the United States showing corporate income tax percentages in each state
Chart showing average electric rate in Longmont lower than Colorado overall and neighboring utilities
Price to income ratio chart showing Longmont's income ratio starting below 3 and rising to almost 5 between 2012 and 2018

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