Longmont renewable energy companies, aerospace companies and other industries can attest to the dedicated efforts of the Longmont Economic Council. For more than thirty years the Economic Council has been serving the needs of primary employers in their business endeavors.
From biotech companies to semiconductor design, Longmont industries and the labor force that staff them, are prospering. See below for more information on existing Longmont industries and the regional labor force.
Renewable Energy Companies
Of all Colorado industries, renewable energy companies are getting the most national attention. Colorado was the first state with a renewable energy standard (RES), which is now the second highest in the country with 30%. Colorado also has a dedicated office for renewable energy intiatives in the Governor's Energy Office, and incentives available for renewable energy companies. Longmont is home to Sundrop Fuels and has several important renewable energy companies nearby including Vestas Wind Energy and SMA Solar. There is also important business infrastructure nearby witht the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and research universities in the University of Colorado and Colorado State University.
Colorado Aerospace Companies
Though Colorado biotech companies steal the spotlight, other Longmont industries are also growing and succeeding. Companies such as DigitalGlobe, Redstone Aerospace and ABSL Space Products/EnerSys confer a strong aerospace presence and contribute to the 177,000 direct and indirect aerospace jobs available to the Colorado labor force throughout the State, which boasts the third largest private sector aerospace industry in the nation.
Colorado Software & IT Companies
With seventeen companies throughout the Longmont area, software and IT joins Colorado biotech companies and the aerospace industry as established Longmont industries. Over 1,000 members of the Longmont, Colorado labor force are employed by software and IT companies—the highest concentration of software employees per-capita in the United States.*
In addition, the Economic Council partners with the Colorado Software and Internet Association (CSIA) to determine and support industry needs on an ongoing basis, making Longmont, Colorado a logical choice for software companies’ relocation.
Despite the difficult economic downturn, which hit the semiconductor industry hard, companies in Longmont, Colorado continue to show important signs of growth. The proximity of Longmont’s data storage cluster, the innovation and contribution of our Colorado labor force and our business-friendly government all contribute to the relocation of semiconductor design companies, and their ability to grow and succeed. This cluster has eleven companies, including Xilinx, Intel, Marvell and Texas Instruments, and continues to grow.
For more information on Longmont industries, the Colorado labor force or how your company can fit into Northeast Boulder County, contact the LAEC team.
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