BizWest Economic Conference
The BizWest 2021 Economic Forecast is set for Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The keynote presentation will be given by Richard L. Wobbekind, Associate Dean for Business & Government Relations, Senior Economist and Faculty Director of the Business Research Division and at the University of Colorado Boulder. Topping the agenda are the future of economic development, real estate, health care and plans for the future of our local municipalities. Click here for event details.
The Human Bean raises money for cancer patients
The Human Bean of Northern Colorado recently raised $54,533.06 during their annual Coffee for the Cure event to support local cancer patients. All 10 locations donated 100% of sales on customized pink packs of free drinks and other swag during the month of October, with additional contributions made by staff and customers. This was the 15th year of the event and it concluded with a check presentation to UC Health. Click here for the full story.
Greeley set for new bank, retail center
A redevelopment project in Downtown Greeley could be home to a new bank, retail center and restaurant with a patio. The former Firestone Auto Repair Service building at 8th Ave & 12th St will be renovated into office and retail space. View complete article and check out the Downtown Development Authority’s The Place to Be video!
CSU tops Sustainable Campus Index
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recently released their 2020 Sustainable Campus Index and Colorado State University (CSU) ranked as an overall Top Performer. Institutions were scored in 17 categorical impact areas. CSU received a score of 100% in the areas of Curriculum and Research, and came in first place in the category of Doctoral Institutions. Click here to read the full CSU press release.
BizWest 2021 Giving Guide released
BizWest just released their 2021 Giving Guide. This annual magazine is dedicated to nonprofit organizations and serves as a resource for charitable givers to find a deserving nonprofit organization and designate a gift. Click here to browse the guide online.
City of Fort Collins partners with NoCo Nosh to help local restaurants
The City of Fort Collins has partnered with NoCo Nosh to help restaurants offer delivery and takeout services by covering the commission costs to restaurants. This means that a restaurant will not have to pay anything to NoCo Nosh for taking, processing, and fulfilling a takeout or delivery order on the NoCo Nosh platform through December 30, 2020. The City will also be covering the processing fee and the first $0.50 of the delivery fee charged to Fort Collins residents placing orders on the NoCo Nosh platform, during the same period. Fort Collins restaurants can also sign up with NoCo Nosh at no cost now until December 30, 2021. Click here to access the Fort Collins Restaurant Sign Up Form.
Fort Collins ranked #1 Top Places to Live
Fort Collins recently ranked #1 on Livability’s 2020 Top Places List followed by Longmont #25, Castle Rock #34 and Loveland #39. Livability ranks small-to-medium sized cities based on key factors like community amenities, education, sustainability, transportation, housing and the economy. This year’s list also took into account a new metric called an “opportunity score” that Livability used to determine each city’s landscape of opportunity, including variables like job numbers, broadband access, economic resilience and growth.
IRES 3rd Quarter homes prices, close sales up
Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) recently released their Q3 2020 MarketWatch Report and in Northern Colorado home prices were up across the board. In Larimer County, the average sales price was $514,523 for Q3-2020, an increase of 9.8% year-over-year. The number of closed sales was up by 30.5% reaching 1,988. In Weld County, the average sales price was $426,210 for Q3-2020, a 7.6% year-over-year increase. The number of closed sales was up 16.1%, coming in at 1,890. In Boulder County, the average sales price was $823,678 for Q3-2020, an 8.7% year-over-year increase. The number of closed sales was up 26%, coming in at 1,227.
United Way expands relief fund
United Way of Larimer County recently expanded the Cameron Peak Fire Response Fund to become the Larimer County Fire Recovery Fund. The fund is now aimed and raising support and resources to combat the Cameron Peak Fire and East Troublesome Fire. You click here to donate online, text “LARIMERUNITED” to 41444 to make a gift or text “COGIVES” to 501501 to automatically donate $10.