Northern Colorado prides itself on its resilient, multifaceted economy. The region is home to primary industries in the following clusters:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Energy & Natural Resources
- Information Technology
- Health and Wellness
- Food and Agriculture
NOCO Manufacturing Partnership
With members representing over 200 Northern Colorado manufacturing companies, NoCo Manufacturing Partnership champions the needs of manufacturers with an alliance of industry members, municipal representation and educational resources. The Partnership has two primary areas of focus to achieve its purpose of making manufacturing great – workforce development and creating a thriving environment for both manufacturers and communities of Northern Colorado. The Partnership has also established one of the most successful manufacturing trade shows in the state, NOCOM.
OEDIT Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs
OEDIT’s Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs promote growth and sustainability in Colorado’s seven advanced industries by helping drive innovation, accelerate commercialization, encourage public-private partnerships, increase access to early-stage capital and create a robust ecosystem that expands the state’s global competitiveness. For more information, visit their website.
Loveland is home to a vibrant and growing bioscience industry cluster. It’s diverse in both size and scope, including companies that research, develop, and distribute products and services ranging from cutting-edge medical devices and diagnostics to veterinary supplies and chemical testing kits. Loveland’s proximity to world-class federal and privately funded research labs and two state universities provides opportunity to leverage research capacity and education resources. Loveland’s major bioscience companies include, Hach Company, Heska Corporation and the headquarters of Agrium Inc.
Loveland is pleased to be home to EWI Colorado at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology. EWI Colorado provides nationally “best in class” capabilities, helping manufacturers create competitive advantage through the application of advanced technologies. The center also works to enable manufacturers to transition technologies to the factory floor.
The Northern Colorado Regional Airport is one of only 14 federally certified commercial airports in Colorado. Situated on just over 1,000 acres, the Airport is 50 miles north of downtown Denver with convenient access to Interstate 25. The airport serves a variety of users ranging from privately-owned aircraft, commercial airliners, military aircraft, pilot training and helicopters. The airport is home to three flight schools, specialized aircraft maintenance services and a 24/7 Fixed Base Operator (FBO). The airport was chosen as the initial test facility for the Colorado Remote Tower Project pioneering the next generation of air traffic control technology. For more information on the remote tower project, click here.
Health and Wellness
Anchored by two award-winning hospitals and three major healthcare systems, Loveland is a top healthcare and wellness location in Colorado. Local businesses are involved in a full range of health services, medical equipment rental, residential care facilities and healthy system agencies and health councils. Over 380 Loveland companies employ 5,790 workers in a growing and expanding industry.
The City of Loveland is an emerging craft brewery hot spot with seven breweries, and three award-winning distilleries and wineries. Grimm Brothers won the World Beer Cup in 2016 and Verboten won in 2015. Each brewery has something for every taste, creating a unique culture at each brewery. NoCo Short Bus Tours visit several breweries to give the best craft beer experience.
Arts and Culture
Loveland has a strong reputation as a vital, word-class arts community rich with galleries, public art displays, two sculpture gardens and two bronze casting foundries. Loveland’s arts and culture industry is aligned with the state of Colorado’s creative industries cluster. Loveland is a prime location of supplying and training needs of arts and culture companies. Loveland’s location near Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado’s arts and creative programs provide opportunity to leverage research capacity and education resources.