Welcome to Northern Colorado

Authentic. Elevated. Inspired.

Nestled between the Rocky Mountains, Colorado’s high plains and Denver International Airport – Northern Colorado communities consistently rank as some of the best locations in the country for business, lifestyle and craft beer.

Why Northern Colorado

Why Northern Colorado

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The Views & People are Hard to Beat
With mountains to the west, rolling plains to the east, easy access to ground and air transportation, and a one-hour drive to Metro Denver, our location is difficult to top. Add in a mix of communities – Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Windsor and Estes Park – each with its own unique character, and we can’t picture ourselves anywhere else.
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Companies & Industries of All Kinds
Companies of all sizes in a variety of industries, from agriculture and energy to IT and bioscience, create an exceptionally diverse economy that makes our region ideal for doing business.
3
We Don’t Do Status Quo
Northern Colorado produces more patents per capita than the rest of the country. Innovation is ubiquitous thanks to a high concentration of research facilities, as well as strong collaboration between businesses, government and universities.
4
Nerdy & Proud of It
Our two major universities – Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado – produce a robust workforce of young, highly-educated individuals. In fact, 35% of the population holds a bachelor’s degree or higher.
5
Life Outside the Office is Pretty Great Too
300 days of sunshine and abundant outdoor recreation make it easy to achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Amazing neighbors, an affordable cost of living and some of the best craft breweries in the country all make life taste a little sweeter up here.
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Advanced Manufacturing Aerospace / Aviation Bioscience Creative Industries Energy Food & Agriculture Health & Wellness Information Technology

About NCEA

Northern Colorado Economic Alliance

Established in 2014, the Northern Colorado Economic Alliance, Inc. (NCEA) is a 501(c)(6) corporation that is governed by prominent business executives in Northern Colorado with the goal of attracting and stimulating relevant economic opportunity and job growth for the region.

NCEA takes a collaborative, regional approach to targeted business and industry attraction and is focused on telling the complete Northern Colorado story.

Unbounded by political or geographic boundaries, NCEA serves as a single point of contact offering a variety of services for businesses considering expanding or relocating to Northern Colorado. Our free, confidential services are available to assist in every aspect of the site relocation or expansion process. We ensure a timely response and prompt follow-through.

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