INVESTING IN LONGMONT EDP

Longmont Economic Development Partnership’s mission is to lead a comprehensive, collaborative economic development strategy to promote and strengthen our community’s economic health.

A 501c(6) non-profit organization, Longmont EDP exists to help build and maintain a vibrant and inclusive economy, and to help Longmont achieve its full potential for growth, prosperity, and inclusion.

Longmont EDP is a true public/private partnership, a networked organization bringing the resources of the public and private sectors to bear to create a collective impact on our shared economic future. Through this model, we are free to use creative approaches to economic development leveraging the time, talent, and treasure of both the public and private sectors to make sure Longmont becomes the best version of itself.

Longmont EDP is working alongside both our public and private sector investors in unprecedented ways to ensure Longmont’s continued success, making Longmont the most desirable and welcoming location for businesses, entrepreneurs, and talent in the region and beyond.
Why Invest?
We seek to engage partners that share our passion for Longmont’s long-term economic vitality. Your investment in Longmont EDP supports our work in the areas of:
  • Strengthening Longmont’s competitive position
  • Marketing Longmont as the ideal location for new, quality job creation and business investment
  • Supporting the creation and retention of quality jobs
  • Advancing opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Advocating on behalf of all Longmont business
Longmont EDP is an Enterprise Zone (EZ) Contribution Project. EZ Contribution Projects encourage community participation and public-private partnerships to help revitalize economically distressed areas. EZ Contribution Projects help implement the economic development plan of a specific area, resulting in business creation, attraction, retention, and expansion. Longmont EDP investors and sponsors earn a Colorado income tax credit equal to 25% of your total contribution (e.g. $10,000 contribution = $2,500 tax credit).
INVESTMENT LEVELS & BENEFITS

All Longmont EDP investors enjoy free access to business support resources for their organization and their clients. Resources include business relocation and expansion services, discounted rates for all Longmont EDP events, discounted rates for co-working space and meeting room rentals at The Advance Longmont Center, and inclusion on our direct referral lists.

Annual Investment – An annual investment in Longmont EDP provides funding for Longmont EDP programming supporting our mission to support our community’s economic health. Programs funded through your annual investment include:

  • ADVANCE LONGMONT 2.0 – Our collective impact strategy focusing on goals and priorities related to Talent, Industry, Place, and Connectivity to promote growth, prosperity, and inclusion as the pillars of a strong local economy.
  • ELEVATE Longmont – Longmont EDP’s primary industry business retention and expansion.
  • INNOVATE Longmont – Longmont’s entrepreneurial hub and accelerator program.
  • LONGMONT START TO HOME – An innovative public/private partnership model supporting talent recruitment, relocation, and retention through home ownership.

Reach for the Peaks – A strategic funding campaign designed to deliver an expanded, highly professional, and proactive, nationally competitive economic development program for Longmont. This program is enabling Longmont EDP to identify strategic economic development initiatives and pursue them to reach the peaks of Longmont’s economic potential. Reach for Peaks investments are three-year funding commitments that, in addition to supporting the programs noted above, also support:

  • NATIONAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN – A full-scale, comprehensive economic development marketing strategy that effectively leverages owned, earned, shared, and paid media to sell the strengths of our community for talent and industry, and to diversify beyond traditional “business recruitment” strategies.
  • ASPIRE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL & FUND – Longmont EDP’s action-oriented leadership body bringing private sector leadership, know-how, and resources together to influence outcomes that will bolster Longmont’s inclusive economic future. The ASPIRE Leadership Council guides the goals and objectives for use of the ASPIRE Fund, a flexible financial resource to develop and implement strategies and aspirational objectives supporting Longmont’s ability to achieve its greatest economic potential.
Explore Investment Opportunities
REACH FOR THE PEAKS ANNUAL INVESTMENT
INVESTOR BENEFITS APEX
$10,000+/YEAR
PEAK
$5,000/YEAR
CHAMPION
$2,500/YEAR
CATALYST
$1,250/YEAR
VISIBILITY
Logo Placement on
Longmont EDP website
home page
Top level Secondary level
Logo Placement on
Longmont EDP
investor page
Top level​ Secondary level​ Tertiary level​ Listing only, no logo
Logo placement on
Target Industry
Cluster page
As appropriate As appropriate As appropriate As appropriate
Advance Longmont
Economic Summit –
Sponsor Recognition
Gold Level Silver Level
National Marketing
Campaign
Opportunity to co-brand paid social media advertisement as part of “Colorado’s Best Kept Secret” national marketing campaign. Company news, announcements, and job openings featured in organic social media posts as part of “Colorado’s Best Kept Secret” national marketing campaign.
Annual Impact Report Call-out feature in Longmont EDP Annual Impact Report Call-out feature in Longmont EDP Annual Impact Report
Monthly Economic Indicators Report Opportunity to contribute “CEO Insights” 1x/year in Monthly Economic Indicators e-mail publication. Recognized as a sponsor of the Monthly Economic Indicators e-mail publication.
Annual State of Industry Report Recognized as a sponsor of Longmont EDP’s annual State of Industry report.
Annual Workforce Perceptions Study Recognized as a sponsor of Longmont EDP’s Annual Workforce Perceptions Study.
IMPACT
ASPIRE Leadership Council President’s Circle seat on ASPIRE Leadership Council.

Includes participation in annual City Leadership luncheon.
Seat on the ASPIRE Leadership Council.
Longmont EDP Committees Opportunity for any employee to participate on:
  • ELEVATE Longmont Committee
  • INNOVATE Longmont mentorship group
  • Advance Longmont 2.0 Working Groups
Opportunity for any employee to participate on:
  • ELEVATE Longmont Committee
  • INNOVATE Longmont mentorship group
  • Advance Longmont 2.0 Working Groups
Opportunity for any employee to participate on:
  • ELEVATE Longmont Committee
  • INNOVATE Longmont mentorship group
  • Advance Longmont 2.0 Working Groups
Opportunity for any employee to participate on:
  • ELEVATE Longmont Committee
  • INNOVATE Longmont mentorship group
  • Advance Longmont 2.0 Working Groups
Board of Directors & Executive Committee Eligible for nomination and election/appointment to Longmont EDP Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, ad hoc Board committees Eligible for nomination and election/appointment to Longmont EDP Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, ad hoc Board committees Eligible for nomination and election/appointment to Longmont EDP Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, ad hoc Board committees Eligible for nomination and election/appointment to Longmont EDP Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, ad hoc Board committees
SUPPORT
Longmont Start to Home Longmont Start to Home exists as a tool to support your company’s efforts to attract and retain quality talent here in Longmont through home ownership Longmont Start to Home exists as a tool to support your company’s efforts to attract and retain quality talent here in Longmont through home ownership Longmont Start to Home exists as a tool to support your company’s efforts to attract and retain quality talent here in Longmont through home ownership Longmont Start to Home exists as a tool to support your company’s efforts to attract and retain quality talent here in Longmont through home ownership
Commercial Brokers of Longmont Free annual membership in Commercial Brokers of Longmont networking group for all organization employees Free annual membership for 2 individual organization representatives in Commercial Brokers of Longmont networking group.

20% discount on membership for any additional employees
20% discount on annual membership in the Commercial Brokers of Longmont networking group for any organization employee 20% discount on annual membership in the Commercial Brokers of Longmont networking group for any organization employee
Navigating Public Sector Processes Longmont EDP serves as a connecting point between your business and public sector agencies, helping you navigate public processes more efficiently. Longmont EDP serves as a connecting point between your business and public sector agencies, helping you navigate public processes more efficiently. Longmont EDP serves as a connecting point between your business and public sector agencies, helping you navigate public processes more efficiently. Longmont EDP serves as a connecting point between your business and public sector agencies, helping you navigate public processes more efficiently.
Market Research Services Free Market Research Services, providing both “off the shelf” and custom reports – economic, demographic, labor market, real estate, etc. 20% discount on Longmont EDP Market Research Services 20% discount on Longmont EDP Market Research Services 20% discount on Longmont EDP Market Research Services
Information Be among the first to know timely and relevant community and economic development information:
  • Monthly Economic Indicators
  • Annual State of Industry Report and Workforce Perceptions Study
  • Real-time public policy updates
  • Quarterly All-Investor Board Meetings
Be among the first to know timely and relevant community and economic development information:
  • Monthly Economic Indicators
  • Annual State of Industry Report and Workforce Perceptions Study
  • Real-time public policy updates
  • Quarterly All-Investor Board Meetings
Be among the first to know timely and relevant community and economic development information:
  • Monthly Economic Indicators
  • Annual State of Industry Report and Workforce Perceptions Study
  • Real-time public policy updates
  • Quarterly All-Investor Board Meetings
Be among the first to know timely and relevant community and economic development information:
  • Monthly Economic Indicators
  • Annual State of Industry Report and Workforce Perceptions Study
  • Real-time public policy updates
  • Quarterly All-Investor Board Meetings
Enterprise Zone Contribution Project Tax Credit $2,500 $1,250 $625 $312.50

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