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Longmont EDP and CareerWise Colorado Announce Partnership to Connect Longmont-based Businesses with Youth Apprentices

Longmont, Colo:  CareerWise Colorado, a business-led nonprofit implementing a statewide, three-year modern apprenticeship program for high school students, and Longmont Economic Development Partnership (EDP) announced a new partnership to further opportunities to connect Longmont-based businesses with youth apprentices for hard-to-fill positions, and to provide local students with local apprenticeship opportunities that multiply post-secondary options. Under the agreement, Longmont EDP will work in close partnership with CareerWise on the business-facing infrastructure to support apprenticeships in the Longmont area, and serve as a premier business

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North Metro Enterprise Zone boundaries expand in Longmont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2019 Contact Name:            Jessica Erickson, President/CEO                       Organization:               Longmont Economic Development PartnershipPhone Number:           303-651-0128Email:                           Jessica@longmont.org Longmont, CO:  The Colorado Economic Development Commission today approved amendments to the boundary area of the North Metro Enterprise Zone within the City of Longmont, providing Enterprise Zone benefits to businesses in additional qualifying strategic portions of the City. Colorado’s Enterprise Zone program provides tax incentives to encourage

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EforAll Receives Enterprise Zone Contribution Project Designation

Entrepreneurial accelerator program slated to launch in Longmont later this year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2019 Contact Name: Jessica Erickson, President/CEO Organization: Longmont Economic Development Partnership Phone Number: 303-651-0128 Email: Jessica@longmont.org Contact Name: Harris Rollinger, Executive Director – Colorado Organization: Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Email: harris@eforall.org Longmont, CO:  The Colorado Economic Development Commission on April 18th  approved North Metro Enterprise Zone Contribution Project designation for Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll). Enterprise Zone Contribution Projects encourage community participation and public private

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Quarters Bar + Arcade Awarded Advance Longmont Startup Grant

Grant assists new and expanding target industry businesses in Longmont Longmont, CO: The Longmont Economic Development Partnership (EDP) awarded Quarters Bar + Arcade a $3,000 grant as part of the Advance Longmont Startup Grant to assist local startups that have been in business for less than two years. Quarters Bar + Arcade, located at 475 Main Street in downtown Longmont, is a bar and arcade that features a self-serve- tap drink wall. When asked how he will use the Advance

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Maker General Awarded Advance Longmont Startup Grant

Grant assists new and expanding target industry businesses in Longmont FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 2, 2019 Contact Name           Jessica Erickson, President & CEO Organization             Longmont Economic Development Partnership Phone Number          303-651-0128 Email                          jessica@longmont.org Longmont, CO: The Longmont Economic Development Partnership (EDP) awarded Maker General a $3,000 grant as part of the Advance Longmont Startup Grant to assist local startups that have been in business for less than two years. Maker General, located at 381 Main Street in downtown

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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