Northern colorado news briefs
The Foundry's grand opening
Residents, business owners and community leaders gathered in mid-August to celebrate the grand opening of The Foundry, Loveland's new downtown commercial center. The development features a MetroLux Dine-in Theatre, TownPalace Suites by Marriott Hotel, two five-story mixed-use buildings, a parking garage and public plaza to host community events. You can visit The Foundry's website and learn more at: thefoundryloveland.com.
Loveland, Fort Collins hospitals top U.S. News rankings
U.S. News and World Report recently released rankings of the best hospitals statewide. Regional hospitals topping the list include UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland at #7 and UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins at #11. Banner Fort Collins Medical Center and Boulder Community Health were rated as high performers in hip replacement procedures. You view the complete report at: health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/co
NASA partners with two regional companies
NASA recently selected Colorado Power Electronics Inc. of Fort Collins and Advanced Space Inc. of Boulder to partner on commercial space sector projects and to support future NASA missions. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine also recently visited the University of Colorado Boulder to tour the new, state-of-the-art CU Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building. Click here to read more about the grand opening of the new building and what the partnerships with NASA mean for future exploration of the moon, Mars and beyond.
Brands at the Ranch: Gondolas, The Great Colorado Experience & More
Business and community leaders recently gathered to learn about updated plans for the Brands at the Ranch development located in northeast Loveland and West Windsor. The overall vision for the development has shifted from being retail-centric to an entertainment/events venue. Plans currently include a gondola that would start near the Northern Colorado Regional Airport and extend over I-25 making stops at various locations within the Brands at the Ranch. In addition, consideration is being given to an attraction called The Great Colorado Experience which could include 5D projections, rope courses, virtual reality experiences and more. Stay on top of the latest news and updates at www.brandsattheranch.com.
New economic development website launched
The city of Loveland Economic Development Department recently launched lovelandeconomicdevelopment.org, a web portal designed to attract business owners and managers who are considering Loveland as a community in which to relocate, expand or launch. The site includes a map with property search information and meta data that includes transportation options, utility infrastructure, and incentive zones. In addition, the site is packed with community demographic and economic data, resource packages and descriptions of business incentives.
Northern Colorado hospitals receive top rankings
U.S. News and World Report recently released their rankings of the best hospitals in the United States. UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, located in Loveland, tied for 7th in the state with UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins ranked 11th in the state. Click here to view the full report: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals
Three front range communities named 'Most Dynamic Metropolitans'
The Walton Family Foundation recently released their rankings of the 'Most Dynamic Metropolitans' in the United States. Greeley ranked #8, Fort Collins #14 and Boulder #22 out of 379 metropolitan areas. The goal of the research was to objectively measure the economic vibrancy of communities where the majority of Americans work and live. Factors taken into account included job growth, proportion of total jobs at young firms and income gains. Click here to view the complete report.
Boulder, Fort Collins, Loveland leaders in craft beer
C+R Research released a study of which communities have the most breweries per 50,000 people. Boulder took the #4 spot with 14, Fort Collins ranked #11 with 8 and Loveland came in at #12 with 7. The most popular brewery identified for each community were, respectively, Sanitas Brewing, New Belgium Brewing and Loveland Aleworks. Click here to view the complete rankings.
Regional airport receives grant
The Northern Colorado Regional Airport recently received a $162,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program. Grant money will be used to update the airport master plan which will be completed in the first quarter of 2020. You can learn more about the Northern Colorado Regional Airport at www.flynoco.com.