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Milken: Fort Collins a best performing cityThe Milken Institute recently released their list of the 2017 best-performing large cities and Fort Collins came in at #5. Metropolitan areas were measured in regard to economic performance using metrics like job creation, wage gains, and technology developments. The Denver/Aurora/Lakewood also made the list, coming in at #23. You can download the complete report at: http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/view/897
Colorado a top 10 state for women entrepreneursAccording to FitSmallBusiness.com, the state of Colorado is one of the most desirable states for female entrepreneurs. The online publication for small business owners ranked all 50 states based on factors like the % of women-owned firms, % of state's business revenues coming from women-owned firms and women's economic clout within the state. Colorado ranked #6 overall. Check out the complete findings at: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/best-states-for-women-entrepreneurs/.
Contract approved for NoCo I-25 express lanesThe Colorado Department of Transportation recently approved a $248 million contract with Kraemer/IHC to add express lanes on Interstate 25 from Johnstown to Fort Collins. This is big news for the region as ground can now break on the expansion. To learn more about improvements being made to I-25 visit https://fixnorthi25.com/.
#LiveLoveland Campaign LaunchedThe Loveland Strategic Partnership has formerly launched a #LiveLoveland campaign with the aim of driving community engagement and sharing the unique qualities that make Loveland a best place to live. The partnership itself is comprised of residents, local organizations and local businesses. You can learn more about the campaign, view photos that have been posted and get involved via their website at www.liveloveland.org. You can also follow them via their Facebook page at: facebook.com/LiveLoveland
Johnstown a Top 10 Safest City in ColoradoFor the fourth year in a row the city of Johnstown made the SafeWise Report of the "Top 10 Safest Cities in Colorado," coming in at #6 for 2017. SafeWise compiles their rankings based on FBI crime data for cities of 3,000 or more people. You can read the complete SafeWise report at: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-colorado.
Elizabeth Hotel opens in Old TownDoors have opened at the brand new Elizabeth hotel in downtown Fort Collins. The 164-room hotel is a part of the Marriott's Autograph Collection. Features include custom filigree, cast plaster ceiling ornamentation, 3,500 square feet of meeting space and three new venues - The Magic Rat, The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market and the rooftop Sunset Lounge where you can enjoy a chic cocktail and watch the sunset over the mountains. You can book reservations and view upcoming events at: https://www.theelizabethcolorado.com.