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“Innovate! Longmont” Receives Enterprise Zone Contribution Project Designation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2018 Contact Name:             Jessica Erickson, President/CEO  Organization:               Longmont Economic Development Partnership Phone Number:             303-651-0128 Email:                           Jessica@longmont.org Contact Name:             Eric Hozempa Organization:               Longmont Community Foundation Phone Number:             303-678-6555 Email:                           eric@longmontfoundation.org Longmont, CO:  The Colorado Economic Development Commission on December 20th approved North Metro Enterprise Zone Contribution Project designation for “Innovate! Longmont”. Enterprise Zone Contribution Projects encourage community participation and public private partnerships resulting in job creation/retention and business expansion to revitalize Enterprise Zone

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Front Range Community College Center for Integrated Manufacturing Receives Enterprise Zone Contribution Project Designation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2018 Contact Name:             Jessica Erickson, President/CEO  Organization:               Longmont Economic Development Partnership Phone Number:             303-651-0128 Email:                           Jessica@longmont.org Contact Name:             Ryan McCoy, Executive Director Organization:               Front Range Community College Foundation Email:                           ryan.mccoy@frontrange.edu Longmont, CO:  The Colorado Economic Development Commission today approved North Metro Enterprise Zone Contribution Project designation for the Front Range Community College Center for Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Enterprise Zone Contribution Projects encourage community participation and public private partnerships resulting in job creation/retention

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Longmont EDP Announces New 2019 Directors, Executive Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2018 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) has elected three new directors, and two incumbent directors to two-year terms that will begin in January of 2019. The new Longmont EDP directors are: Bruce Hellbaum, President/CEO, The Rawlins National Bank Cecil MacGregor, VP of Engineering & Site Lead, Seagate Technologies Christina Johnson, CEO, Longmont United Hospital

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Colorado Tech Shop Awarded Advance Longmont Target Industries Grant

Grant assists new and expanding target industry businesses in Longmont FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 23, 2018 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 Colorado Tech Shop a $10,000 grant as part of the Advance Longmont Target Industries Grant program to assist new and expanding businesses in target industries exemplifying high growth in potential Longmont, Colorado. Colorado Tech Shop provides

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Advance Longmont’s Local Small Business Advisory Committee Expanding in Scope and Membership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 1, 2018 Contact Names: Jessica Erickson, Scott Cook Organizations: Longmont Economic Development Partnership, Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce Phone Numbers: 303-651-0128, 303-776-5295 Emails: jessica@longmont.org, scook@longmontchamber.org Longmont, CO: The Advance Longmont Local Small Business Advisory Committee is soliciting new applicants to join the committee in August, 2018. The Local Small Business Advisory Committee is a group of volunteer local business leaders providing input and ideas to Advance Longmont economic partners and City leadership in their efforts to

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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