DO BUSINESS

Business Outreach Visits

As part of our mission to promote and strengthen our community’s economic health, Longmont EDP’s Elevate Committee annually contacts primary employers in the city. The goals of these business outreach visits are: to keep Longmont EDP visible and accessible to businesses,  to identify industry trends, to gather strategic intelligence, and to identify new opportunities to offer support.  Longmont EDP aggregates data collected during these visits to publish its annual ELEVATE Longmont State of Industry report.

Incentive Negotiation

Longmont EDP negotiates all City of Longmont and State of Colorado economic development incentives for primary industry relocation and expansion. Longmont EDP determines  a project’s eligibility for incentive programs, and serves as liaison between your business and public funding partners in pursuing and maximizing all available incentive opportunities.

Site Selection Services

Longmont EDP provides support to businesses in identifying their best opportunity to relocate or to establish a new location in Longmont. Longmont EDP maintains a database of available commercial properties, and a strong connection to local commercial brokers, developers, and property owners.

City Leadership Program

Longmont EDP’s City Leadership Program engages newest and largest primary employers in our economic development efforts by giving them the opportunity to meet with the economic development leadership of the City of Longmont, including representatives from the City Manager’s Office, Mayor’s Office, and the Longmont EDP Board of Directors.

North Metro Enterprise Zone

The Enterprise Zone (EZ) is a state funded program that was created to promote a business-friendly environment in economically distressed areas by offering state income tax credits that incentivize businesses to locate and develop in these areas.  EZ tax credits are available for job creation, capital investments, job training, and more, and can provide a significant financial benefit ranging from $1,000 up to $500,000 annually.  Longmont EDP serves as the North Metro Enterprise Zone administrator. Learn more here »

P.E.E.R.
Primary Employer Executive Roundtable

Longmont EDP executive roundtables utilize the Edward Lowe Foundation’s unique PeerSpectives™ CEO roundtable methodology designed especially for leaders of second-stage growth companies. PeerSpectives™ has procedures in place to help each group focus on identifying and processing business leaders’ core issues and ensuring a balanced discussion that is not dominated by any one topic or individual. Perhaps even more important, the PeerSpectives™ system emphasizes the sharing of experiences rather than advice giving. Being a part of a PeerSpectives™ roundtable gives overburdened business leaders an outlet to rely on supportive peers who are either “living it” or already “been there, done that.” Longmont EDP offers the only licensed PeerSpectives™ facilitator in the state of Colorado.

Data Insights & Reports

Longmont EDP offers a comprehensive set of resources to provide data and demographics that are helpful for your market research, including industry statistics, workforce demographics, location information, and others. Our robust access to data tools allows us to prepare custom reports for your most pressing questions, including wage data, site selection information, commuter flows, and much more. Learn more here »

Advocacy

Longmont EDP works with elected officials and community leaders to help shape policies that promote business creation, sustainability, and growth in Longmont. We leverage our member investors, leadership council, and Board of Directors to ensure a competitive and vibrant local business climate.

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