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LONGMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP RELEASES WORKFORCE PERCEPTIONS STUDY RESULTS

Residents and Workers Positively Rank Longmont as Welcoming, Safe, and Respectful with a Strong Work-Life Balance LONGMONT, CO (July 7, 2021) – Longmont Economic Development Partnership (Longmont EDP) has released the 2021 Workforce Perceptions Study to gauge how Longmont-based residents, workers, and business owners view living and working in Longmont. “The survey highlights the deep appreciation residents have for this community, and the active choice people make to live and work here,” said Jessica Erickson, CEO of Longmont Economic Development

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THE 2021 ADVANCE LONGMONT ECONOMIC SUMMIT

Paving a Path to a Bright Future: February 25th and 26th

Longmont, CO (February 9, 2021) – Longmont EDP and the Advance Longmont Partners are leading the way in paving a path to a bright and resilient future for Longmont’s local economy. The Advance Longmont Economic Summit, hosted by Longmont Economic Development Partnership, provides an opportunity for Longmont-area business and civic leaders from the public, private, nonprofit, and education sectors to learn, share, and engage in addressing the opportunities and challenges Longmont faces in pursuing a transformative economic development strategy that

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LONGMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP HIRES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Longmont, CO (December 15, 2020) – Longmont Economic Development Partnership announced today that it has hired Stephanie Pitts-Noggle as an economic development specialist. As Longmont EDP’s economic development specialist, Pitts-Noggle will be responsible for bringing new ideas and creative approaches to the long-term retention and growth of Longmont’s existing primary industry base. Pitts-Noggle brings her keen knowledge of data and metrics to tell larger, compelling stories about the impact of an organization, community, and business ecosystem. Throughout her career, she

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LONGMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP HIRES COLLECTIVE IMPACT PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Newly Created Role at EDP Unique in the Nation for an Economic Development Organization Longmont, CO (November 17, 2020) – Longmont Economic Development Partnership announced today that it has hired Marisa Baylón Guillén as its collective impact program coordinator. In this position, Baylón Guillén will serve as the “backbone” to the collective impact framework of Longmont’s Advance Longmont 2.0 economic development strategy. Advance Longmont 2.0 is a transformative economic development strategy that seeks to develop an inclusive economy, align the

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Jessica Erickson, Longmont Economic Development Partnership President, Named Co-Chair of Metro Denver Economic Development Professionals Group

LONGMONT, CO (August 6, 2020) – It was announced last week that Jessica Erickson, president and CEO of Longmont Economic Development Partnership (Longmont EDP), has been named co-chair of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation’s Economic Development Professionals Group for 2020 and 2021. Her co-chair is Ben Pratt, economic development director for the Town of Erie. “I am honored to be a part of this amazing group of big thinkers and innovators, including my co-chair Ben Pratt,” Erickson said. “I

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Price to income ratio chart showing Longmont's income ratio starting below 3 and rising to almost 5 between 2012 and 2018

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“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.

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