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Margo Swanson

2021 Annual Investors Report

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2020 presented unique challenges and opportunities for businesses and community members alike throughout Northern Colorado, the state, nation, and worldwide as the COVID-19 pandemic demanded our attention. Weld County and the Northern Colorado region faired well in terms of unemployment with our heavy workforce in manufacturing, agriculture, and other professions…

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2021 Economic Development Week

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This week, we are celebrating national Economic Development Week and are taking a moment to recognize the incredible resilience of our business community throughout this past year. Upstate’s dedication to helping primary employers was challenged in 2020 as we shifted gears to administer over $4.5M in grants to secondary employers…

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The Future for Bright Futures

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Upstate Colorado brought the Bright Futures program to life in 2017 with support from Weld County and the Weld County Trust. The goal in creating the program was to provide temporary support, administration, and marketing to get the scholarship program up and running. Bright Futures continues to provide tuition assistance…

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Spring 2021 Business Pulse Survey

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As an organization that works closely with businesses on a daily basis, we want to understand how your business is coping with the challenges your business continues to face in 2021. In partnership with Economic Development Organizations and Chambers of Commerce in Larimer and Weld County through NoCo REDI, we…

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Weld County COVID Vaccines Available

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The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) with support from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has opened a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for anyone considering a COVID vaccine. Who: Weld County residents age 16 and older are eligible. When: The clinic will be open …

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Northern Colorado Business Resiliency

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Over the course of the past few months, Upstate has had the unique opportunity to visit with several of our Northern Colorado businesses and talk with company leaders and employees to hear their stories of resiliency through the pandemic. This project came together through the collaborative effort of the NoCo…

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SBA Second Draw PPP Loans

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Beginning January 13, 2021, second draw applications will be accepted for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program.  Second Draw PPP Loans can be used to help fund payroll costs, including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage…

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Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund

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The Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund seeks to provide financial assistance to eligible public-facing businesses located in Weld County that have been categorized as “high-risk” and mandated to close or substantially reduce services in response to guidelines issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment effective 11/20/20….

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Fall 2020 Business Pulse Survey

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As an organization that works closely with businesses on a daily basis, we want to understand how your business is coping with the challenges that 2020 has brought. In partnership with Economic Development Organizations and Chambers of Commerce in Larimer and Weld County through NoCo REDI, we invite you to…

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