Advance Longmont 2.0, our citywide economic development strategy, identified four target industry clusters. These primary industry clusters represent our unique competitive advantage as a community. Using cutting-edge methods developed by Harvard and the federal Economic Development Agency, our clusters capture the verticals of industry supply chains and the unique opportunities they offer our community. Read more about our industry cluster methodology here.
We incorporated and studied current jobs, location quotient (LQ), the projected 5-year growth of industries, and the average earnings of our targeted industries.
Longmont is a national center for Industry 4.0, designing and manufacturing the next frontier of advanced technology.
Smart manufacturing companies are building the next frontier of advanced technology: from optical devices to smart city technology, storage batteries to surgical instruments. These are companies manufacturing and designing devices that are instrumental to so many new industries.
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Longmont is home to a comprehensive business support sector that catalyzes primary and local industry growth.
Business catalysts are in the business of helping other businesses do business. These companies are a part of our business support infrastructure and catalyze success in all other industries. This cluster includes specialized consultants, data processing and hosting, marketing & design, and others.
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Longmont offers world-class food and beverage manufacturing, production, and service.
Food and beverage companies are at the heart of Longmont’s industrial diversity. From brewers to frozen food manufacturers, cheese makers to tortillerias, our food and beverage companies put Longmont on the map at a national level.
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Longmont is a national center for R&D and deployment in engineering, physical, and life sciences.
Knowledge creation & deployment companies are pushing the boundaries of our scientific knowledge. These include the numerous private R&D labs in our community, as well as bioengineering and biotechnology companies.
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