Advance Longmont 2.0 champions a vision of growth, prosperity, and inclusion as the pillars of a successful, vibrant, and resilient local economy. Advance Longmont 2.0 implements a structure of collective impact: a community-wide collaboration to address our shared economic challenges and accelerate our shared opportunities.
Advance Longmont 2.0 is the city’s official economic development strategy launched in 2019. It organizes objectives into five strategic focus areas: talent, place, industry, connectivity, and impact.
We leverage a powerful community roundtable to collectively solve problems: our Advance Longmont Partners. These partner organizations are instrumental to the success of Advance Longmont 2.0
Our initiatives are designed, developed and implemented by community working groups to support the long-term goals of Advance Longmont 2.0. These are regularly updated!
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.
Reach for the Peaks creates and implements a full-scale, comprehensive economic development marketing strategy that effectively leverages owned, earned, shared, and paid media to sell the strengths of our community and diversity our marketing efforts beyond traditional “business recruitment” strategies, like talent relocation. We have contracted with Avocet Communications to implement this campaign.
Reach for the Peaks builds a fund that provides flexible resources to develop and implement strategies and pursue aspirational objectives supporting Longmont’s ability to achieve its greatest economic potential. This fund is guided by the ASPIRE Leadership Council, a leadership body made up of individuals and organizations invested in the fund.
Innovate Longmont was established by a group of community-minded individuals who believe that investing in our local entrepreneurs will add to the economic vitality of Longmont. It is administered by Longmont Economic Development Partnership with Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, TinkerMill, Boulder County SBDC, and the City of Longmont.
Developed in partnership with Cornerstone Home Lending, we have developed a truly unique comprehensive relocation program that assists local employers with housing challenges for employees and significantly helps employers and employees with the high costs associated with relocation.
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