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NoCo REDI wins International Economic Development Council Award

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The Northern Colorado Regional Economic Development Initiative (NoCo REDI) has won a bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council. The award recognizes the strong partnerships, collaboration, data dissemination, communication, and regional marketing initiatives among NoCo REDI’s partners throughout Weld County and Larimer County. The honor…

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7 Tips to Apply for Grants and Business Funding

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Colorado legislature has passed more than $228 million in funds allocated to several economic recovery programs throughout the state. Grant and business funding programs are continuously being updated on various resource websites as they become available. Our team at Upstate knows that keeping track of these funding opportunities can be…

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Rural Resiliency and How to Enhance It

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The Colorado Farm Bureau is hosting a public forum event to address and support the mental health and financial struggles facing Colorado farmers and ranchers. All farmers, ranchers, family members, elected officials, mental health workers, and any ag-related individuals are welcome to attend. Upstate has provided resources, which will be…

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Grand Opening – Basalite Concrete Products

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Congratulations to Basalite Concrete Products on the grand opening of their brand new state-of-the-art production and distribution facility in Fort Lupton, CO. The facility is 189,000 sq feet sitting on 60.9 acres, which was fully developed on a build-to-suit site. Development of the site included the construction of a mile-long…

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Ag Tech in Weld County

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Weld County has deep roots in agriculture, with a history founded in farming operations that supported settlers rushing to Colorado during the gold rush in 1861. Today, Weld County is the number one agriculture-producing county east of the Rocky Mountains and in the top 10 nationwide. The initiative of feeding…

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Spring 2021 Business Pulse Survey Report

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Thank you to the Northern Colorado business community for sharing your insight through the Spring 2021 NoCo REDI Business Pulse Survey. As an organization that works closely with businesses on a daily basis, it was our goal to learn the challenges your business continues to face and understand how your…

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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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