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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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“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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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