Welcome to the Loveland Economic Development Office

Administrative Offices:
500 East Third Street, Suite 300
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 962-2561 • Fax: (970) 962-2945

Mission
The mission of the City of Loveland Economic Development Department is to assist citizens, community groups and economic development organizations with the creation and retention of sustainable employment which contributes to the long term economic diversity of our community.

Loveland has a full service Economic Development Department with 7 full-time staff engaged in primary employer attraction, expansion and retention, downtown redevelopment, retail recruitment and retention, visitor attraction, and destination marketing.

Process 
The City utilizes a multifaceted approach to job creation, business retention, and attraction. This effort leverages the City’s financial resources with those of our economic development partners in Loveland, Larimer County and the State of Colorado. The City supports assistance programs for small business development, creative entrepreneurship and technology incubation and acceleration.

Incentive Policy
The City of Loveland Economic Development Department considers requests on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Incentive Policy.

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Loveland area ranks No. 2 nationwide in high-tech startup density!

Please click here to read the full report from the Kauffman Foundation titled "Tech Starts: High-Technology Business Formation and Job Creation in the United States", August 2013.

Colorado Innovation Report

As noted in the Colorado Innovation Report, (2013) Colorado is a top innovative state, specifically in the areas of small business density, collaborative workspaces, education of our workforce and the high number of small business loans and grants.

And the word is spreading. Colorado is fast becoming known as a national and global leader in innovation. See it for yourself by viewing a few of the rankings that highlighted Colorado in 2013:

#8 on Bloomberg’s “Top 20 Most Innovative States” list (December 2013)

#7 on Fast Company’s “United States of Innovation” list (May 2013)

#4 on Miliken Institute’s “2012 State Technology and Science Index ” (April 2013)

#2 on the US Chamber of Commerce top states for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as noted in the “2013 Enterprising States Report” (April 2013)