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August 2017

Ground breaks on Windsor shopping center

News BriefsGround has broken at the southeast corner of Highway 392 and 257 making room for the new East Pointe Neighborhood Centre. Kum and Go convenience store, Doug's Day Diner and a Human Bean coffee shop are all confirmed tenants of the new shopping center. A section is also designated for a hotel but that is not yet under contract. Visit the BizWest Breaking Ground app to track the latest development updates across the region: https://admin.bizwest.com.

Denver to welcome the Outdoor Retailer trade shows

The Outdoor Retailer trade shows, the largest series of U.S. outdoor-industry trade shows, has selected Denver as their new host city. The $45 million trade show will hold an Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in January 2018. There will also be a Summer Market in July and a Winter Market in November. Learn more at: www.outdoorretailer.com.

New airport shuttle service

A new airport shuttle service, RedLion Coach Inc., is now running from Fort Collins and Loveland to Denver International Airport (DIA). They are offering door-to-door service in Greeley, Johnstown and Windsor. A series of announcements also recently came out of DIA, including news that nonstop flights will be offered to Paris beginning April 9. Paris is the second-largest international destination behind London, with almost 200 people a day traveling between Denver and Paris. Frontier Airlines is also expanding its network at DIA, adding 21 new destinations.

July 2017

Fort Collins makes Outside Magazine's 'America's Best Towns' list

News BriefsHot off the press! Fort Collins will be featured in the July issue of Outside Magazine for making their list of the Best Towns of 2017. A total of 25 U.S. cities made the list, with Fort Collins being named the "Best-Bike-To-Happy-Hour-Town." The magazine encourages readers to grab a cruiser from the Fort Collins Bike Share and tour our local breweries. Salida was the only other Colorado city to make the list. They identified Salida as the "Best Unsung Mountain Town," touting the area's whitewater, trout fishing, alpine single-tracks and local restaurants.

The Foundry: final agreements signed

Agreements between the City of Loveland and Brinkman Shared Services Inc. have been finalized for The Foundry in downtown Loveland. The Foundry will be located in the blocks between Lincoln and Cleveland Avenues from 3rd St. south to 1st St. The development is turning neglected city blocks into offices and stores, a five-screen movie theater, apartments, a parking garage and a central plaza similar to, but larger than, Fort Collins' Old Town Square. Click here to watch an animated flyover video!

Weld County tops investment index

According to SmartAsset, a New York based financial tech firm, Weld County ranks #1 in the state for incoming investments in business, real estate, government and the local economy as a whole. The county had a 10.9% business growth, $1,064 ($ in millions) GDP growth, 30.3 (per 1,000 homes) new building permits, $315 (per capita) in federal funding and an overall incoming investment index of 64.53. Click here to see the complete report: https://smartasset.com/investing/investment-calculator#colorado

June 2017

Sports Park planned for Windsor

News BriefsGround is set to break this fall on a $255 million sports complex in Windsor, CO aimed at reviving the game of baseball as well as giving visitors a place to "stay and play." The complex will have a 10,000-person capacity, school and collegiate fields, youth fields, T-ball fields, baseball and softball fields, a Miracle Field for players with disabilities, along with designated acreage for commercial development. The park will be located at Colo. 257 and Weld County Road 74. Click here to read more!

Check out BizWest's Breaking Ground

BizWest added a portal to their website dedicated to tracking the latest real estate developments in Northern Colorado and Boulder Valley. The portal is updated daily with detailed information about each project, including location, description, key players and if available links to respective documents on file with local planning departments. You can access the site at bizwest.com/breakingground/.

Northern Colorado Community Foundation hits $100M benchmark

The Northern Colorado Community Foundation recently cleared a new benchmark by officially raising over $100M in charitable funds. The foundation was created in 1975 as a means to raise funds so then Lincoln Junior High School could be converted into the current day Fort Collins Lincoln Center. After a successful start the foundation expanded to serve the entire Northern Colorado region. Funds raised are distributed through grants and program distributions to support charitable causes. You can learn more about the foundation at: www.nocofoundation.org.

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