Longmont EDP hosts mission-driven events throughout the year, providing informational, action-oriented opportunities for engagement, exposure, and networking. Annual event sponsorship opportunities include:
The Advance Longmont Economic Summit annually brings together business and community leaders, City leadership, and industry experts for a half day of informative and engaging presentations providing insight into our national, regional, and local economies. The Summit also includes the annual Economic Development Impact Awards presentation during lunch.
Attendance: ~200 guests
On a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October), Longmont EDP opens its Board of Directors meeting up to all Longmont EDP investors and partners. At these meetings, Longmont EDP staff presents their Quarterly Impact Report, and Advance Longmont Partner organizations are provided opportunity to update Longmont EDP investors regarding the activities and impacts of their organizations.
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. $4,000 sponsorship = $1,000 tax credit).
Ask about opportunities to host/sponsor ad hoc community events and workshops at The Advance Longmont Center.
Longmont Startup Week is a collaborative annual gathering for entrepreneurs, investors, and talent that invigorates and nurtures Longmont’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. It offers a unique opportunity to learn new skills, gain new knowledge, and cultivate new relationships to launch, expand, and grow companies.
Longmont Startup Week is led by community team of entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders who are dedicated to supporting a more vibrant and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Longmont Startup Week 2019 Highlights:
All Longmont EDP investors enjoy free access to business support resources for their organization and their clients. Resources include business relocation & expansion services, custom data & demographics reports and insights, discounted rates for all Longmont EDP events and Commercial Brokers of Longmont membership, discounted rates for One/West co-working space, opportunities to engage through Advance Longmont 2.0 and Innovate Longmont, inclusion on direct referral lists, and more!
Reach for the Peaks is a strategic funding campaign designed to deliver an expanded, highly professional and proactive, nationally competitive economic development program for Longmont. This program will enable Longmont EDP to identify strategic economic development initiatives and pursue them to reach for the peaks of Longmont’s economic potential.
“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