Situated at the intersection of high technology and manufacturing, Longmont exemplifies the best of the Front Range offering a high quality of life, skilled workforce and business friendly climate while remaining affordable and welcoming.
From bio-pharmaceuticals to satellite imagery to disk drive design, high-tech makes up about 27 percent of the Longmont employment base, and according to the Software & Information Industry Association, the Boulder-Longmont area has the highest concentration of software-related jobs in the nation. Additionally, with the University of Colorado nearby, the local work force is highly educated. According to the U.S. census, the Boulder-Longmont area ranks first nationally in percentage of residents over age 25 with a four-year college degree.
Longmont is only about 45 minutes from Denver and 30 minutes from Boulder and people who live and work in Longmont love the convenience it provides. With widely-available high-speed cable, DSL and Wireless Internet services, Longmont business people can stay connected to the global community, but at the same time, they enjoy living in a town that takes 10 minutes to drive from one end to the other.
In 2014, Longmont launched NextLight, a high speed fiber optic network that will provide businesses and residents with upload speeds of 1 gigabit per second, providing one of the fastest internet networks in the nation.
Whether you are a small established business or a new company moving to town, Longmont provides a variety of business resources, and through a partnership with the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, Longmont encourages economic development through business retention and recruitment.