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Announcing the Launch of our Data Insights & Reports Service

At Longmont Economic Development Partnership, we pride ourselves on our data-driven approach to economic development.  In our Advance Longmont 2.0 strategic plan update, we used rich data sets to build a comprehensive view of our local economy, ranging from top-line numbers like unemployment to specific calculations like the average monthly mortgage cost. As a result, we have built our capacity and tools in-house to provide wide-ranging analysis on a variety of subjects and needs. Today, we are excited to launch

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Sock. to Kick-Off Pop Up Longmont on Nov 8

More than 40 Open Houses, Winter Passport & Grand Openings Launch Holiday Season FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2019  Longmont, Colo.: Pop Up Longmont debuts, bringing fresh retail to Downtown Longmont’s Main Street during 2nd Friday, November 8 in the Longmont Creative District. Pop Up Longmont is a new initiative of the Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) and the Longmont Economic Development Partnership (Longmont EDP) to offer affordable storefront options for local retail/artisan manufacturing entrepreneurs to test and validate their retail concepts

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300 Suns Brewing Awarded Retail Expansion Grant

Longmont, Colo.: The Longmont Economic Development Partnership (Longmont EDP), in partnership with the Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA), awarded 300 Suns Brewing a $9,268 grant as part of the Longmont EDP matching retail grant program. “We feel so fortunate to have the extra boost that this grant funding gives us to help us prosper as a business in the Downtown District and the City of Longmont. We’re excited to be in an excellent position with new indoor and outdoor space to handle

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Longmont EDP Announces Opening of Advance Longmont Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2019  Contact Name:            Jessica Erickson, President/CEO                       Organization:               Longmont Economic Development PartnershipPhone Number:           303-651-0128Email:                           Jessica@longmont.org Longmont, CO:  On Monday, October 7, Longmont EDP will officially open the doors of the Advance Longmont Center to the public. Located at 1925 Pike Road, Suite 202, in the newly developed Front Range Office Campus, the Advance Longmont Center will provide resources, inspiration, and spaces for

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Innovate Longmont Partners with IT Hands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2019  Contact Name:       Greg Hahn, Engagement Architect                      Organization:         IT HandsPhone Number:      803-412-4890Email:                      eric@longmontfoundation.org Contact Name:        Sergio R. Angeles, Director of Innovation & EntrepreneurshipOrganization:          Longmont Economic Development PartnershipPhone Number:       303-651-0128Email:                       sergio@longmont.org Innovate Longmont Partners with IT HandsLongmont, Colo.: IT Hands, a Colorado-based outsourced software development firm, and Innovate Longmont announced a new partnership to provide software development at an affordable cost to startups accepted into the Innovate Longmont Accelerator program. Under the agreement, IT Hands will offer a discounted development

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Chart showing NextLight having the fastest ISPs in the United States in 2018
Map of the United States showing corporate income tax percentages in each state
Chart showing average electric rate in Longmont lower than Colorado overall and neighboring utilities
Price to income ratio chart showing Longmont's income ratio starting below 3 and rising to almost 5 between 2012 and 2018

Rigid Bits

“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