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Loveland – Where Art & Science Meet
Loveland has a strong and diverse economic base and is home to many bioscience and high tech companies. Loveland’s diverse economy includes: a Walmart Distribution Center, Kroll Factual Data, Heska, Agrium, Ensign Power Systems, Crop Production Services, Woodward, Agilent, Value Plastics Bronze Services Fine Art Foundry and Art Castings of Colorado. The City of Loveland is proud of its entrepreneurial heritage and supports its business community with resources such as the Loveland Center for Business Development and the Loveland Business Assistance Network. When considering starting, expanding or relocating your business remember Loveland supports the Art and Science of Business.

Economic Development Department
The City of Loveland has a full-service Economic Development Department. Staff are engaged in primary employer attraction, expansion and retention, downtown redevelopment, retail recruitment and retention, visitor attraction, destination marketing and creative sector development.

Business Assistance Incentive Policy
The City of Loveland considers requests for business assistance incentives on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Incentive Policy adopted in 2012. For more information regarding the City’s Incentive Policy, visit http://www.cityofloveland.org/index.aspx?page=1616.

Loveland Business Assistance Network (LBAN) Partners
LBAN is a group of local, regional and state agencies offering assistance to new and existing Loveland business owners. Taking the initiative from the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade’s “Advancing Colorado” campaign, LBAN members can assist new business with startup questions or support existing businesses with questions ranging from marketing to workforce concerns. These agencies have joined together in an effort to “Advance Loveland”!

Loveland Chamber of Commerce
Mindy McCloughan, President/CEO
5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 667-6311 • Email: info@loveland.org
Website: www.loveland.org

The Loveland Chamber of Commerce mission is to promote business and community prosperity. They provide high-value opportunities and activities for their investors by helping them build their business, strengthen relationships, market their business, and develop as community leaders. They also educate investors on new business and marketing strategies, and serve as their voice in legislative affairs.

Larimer County Workforce Center (LCWC) Loveland Office
418 E. Fourth St., Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 619-4650 • Email: lcwc@larimer.org
Website: www.larimerworkforce.org

The LCWC, funded through federal dollars, provides convenient access to resources and information to help employers have more successful and profitable businesses. They are dedicated to serving employers by providing qualified and work-ready job seekers registered with their office. At the LCWC, trained staff can assist with job placement needs.

Larimer County Business Development
Jacob Castillo, Economic Development Manager
200 W. Oak St., Suite 5000, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 498-6665 • Email: business@larimer.org
Website: http://larimerworkforce.org/business/

By leveraging the expertise of a community agency that is dedicated to workforce issues, businesses can focus on critical issues to help it stay competitive. Business Solutions will save businesses recruiting and hiring costs and staff time. As a result of working with experienced Business Solutions professionals, employer recruiting, selecting, hiring and training process will be more efficient and successful. Business Solutions can also assist business owners with the Enterprise Zone Tax Credit program.

You can also find out more about this program at
https://www.colorado.gov/apps/oedit/enterpriseCert/home.jsf.

Loveland Center for Business Development (LCBD)
Robin Shukle, Executive Director
5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 667-4106 • Email: info@lovelandcenterforbiz.org
Website: www.lovelandcenterforbiz.org

LCBD provides on-going mentoring relationships with business owners by providing confidential, independent, objective and impartial business assessments, based on actual and relevant business experience, available throughout the entire business cycle.

Colorado Office of Economic Development
& International Trade (OEDIT)

Fiona Arnold, Executive Director
1625 Broadway, Ste. 2700, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 892-3840 • Email: OEDIT.info@state.co.us
Website: www.AdvanceColorado.com

The OEDIT offers a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level. They include business retention and relocation services, a bioscience and emerging industries program, business finance programs like the Venture Capital Authority and CAPCO, the Colorado Tourism Office, the Colorado Creative Industries, the Colorado Small Business Development Centers, minority and women-owned business services and economic research. Business Development Representatives provide a variety of technical assistance with site selection, research on economic conditions and comparisons, and coordination with local and regional economic development agencies and services.

Rocky Mountain Innosphere (RMI)
Mike Freeman, CEO
320 E. Vine Dr., Suite 101, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 221-1301 • Email: mike.freeman@rmi2.org
Website: www.rmi2.org

RMI is a 501c3 non-profit technology incubator formed to accelerate the success of high-impact scientific and technology startup companies and promote the development of a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northern Colorado. Currently, RMI provides 34 entrepreneurial startup companies with resources such as assistance with raising capital, access and connections with academic and government institutions, a network of advisors and mentors, discounted professional service providers, educational, and networking opportunities for realizing business success.

Loveland Public Library
Amanda Armstrong, Business Librarian
300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 962-2759
Email: amanda.armstrong@cityofloveland.org
Website: www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org/business

The Loveland Public Library provides open and equal information access to the public. The Adult Services Department offers the business community a diverse collection of books and electronic resources to fulfill its needs. The staff is dedicated to providing the best possible services in a comfortable, professional atmosphere. Their purpose is to help the public access in a timely manner the information and materials needed to fulfill their projects.

Colorado State University, Office of Community
& Economic Development

Gen Ponce-Pore, Assistant Director
136 Student Services Building, 1050 East Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 491-2319 • Email: Gen.Ponce-Pore@.colostate.edu
Website: http://outreach.colostate.edu/econ-dev/index.html

The Community and Economic Development Office partners with university, community and state organizations to promote local economic development opportunities.

Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA)
Tim Heaton, President
14062 Denver West Pkwy., Bldg. 52, Ste. 300
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (800) 680-8820 • Email: mailto:info@co-cama.org
Website: www.co-cama.org

The alliance, manufacturing industry members and government and education leaders, work to increase the global competitiveness of advanced manufacturing in Colorado and create jobs across the state.

Colorado Clean Energy Cluster (CCEC) at RMI2
Lisa Rephlo Executive Director
320 E. Vine Dr., Ste. 323, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970)491-4281
Email: lisa.rephlo@coloradocleanenergy.com
Website: http://www.coloradocleanenergy.com/

The CCEC is an economic development organization aimed at growing primary jobs in Colorado in the area of clean energy through formal partnerships between clean energy companies, the public sector and higher education.

Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance (Colorado PTAC)
Gary Henry, Executive Director
1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 1107
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 434-3470 • Email: g.henry@coloradoptac.org
Website: www.coloradoptac.org

Colorado PTAC generates employment and improves the general economic condition of the state by assisting companies in obtaining and performing under local, state and federal government contracts. Colorado PTAC provides procurement technical assistance to help businesses in the selling of their products or services to the appropriate government agency by offering confidential counseling at no cost.

Larimer Small Business Development Center
Mike O’Connell, Larimer SBDC Director
320 E. Vine Dr. #303, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 498-9295
Website: http://www.larimersbdc.org/

The Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free, confidential one-on-one business consulting and low-cost training. The SBDC can assist businesses with job creation and retention, secure loans, increase sales, win government contracts, and develop strategic business/marketing plans and more.

City of Loveland Contacts

Betsey Hale
Economic Development Director — (970) 962-2304

Mike Scholl
Economic Development Manager — (970) 962-2607

Marcie Erion
Business Development Specialist — (970) 962-2604

Annette Gilbert
Business Services Coordinator — (970) 962-2561

Cindy Mackin
Visitor Services Coordinator — (970) 962-2626

Beata McKee
Administrative Specialist — (970) 962-2316

Gary Light
Visitors Center Manager — (970) 667-3882

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