We engage with the privates sector and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels to advocate on behalf of business interests. Staff has testified on behalf of business at multiple city, county and state hearings and worked with legislative representatives on statewide ballot initiatives pertaining to transportation, workforce, and advocacy of the oil and gas sector.

Policy Development

Through active involvement with the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA) and the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) we support and monitor/influence issues impacting business. We also assist Weld communities in developing local incentive polices.

Industry Sector Partnerships

Upstate continues to support the Northern Colorado Manufacturing Sector Partnership, as well as several regional industry groups in the energy, agriculture, construction, and healthcare sectors.

Energy Proud

Upstate is a founding member of the Energy Proud Steering Committee. In collaboration with our partners in energy education, we advocate for this critical sector.