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Northern Colorado News Briefs

October 2017 | September 2017 | August 2017

October 2017

NoCo Foundations unite for Hurricane Relief Fund

News BriefsThe Bohemian Foundation and Northern Colorado Community Foundation have partnered to help nonprofit organizations address intermediate and long-term recovery needs in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, U.S. Territories, and other areas affected by hurricanes in the United States this fall. Through midnight on November 1st, all donations made by Colorado residents to the Northern Colorado Community Foundation's Hurricane Recovery Fund will be matched by the Bohemian Foundation dollar-for-dollar up to $3 million. Click here to learn more and donate!

Rocky Mountain Hyperloop

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has partnered with Hyperloop One to study the possibility of Hyperloop travel in Colorado. With increasing traffic on Colorado's major arteries, in particular I-25, it makes sense to investigate alternative options...even if they seem to be straight out of a movie. Hyperloop One is a magnetic levitation-based bullet train that can transport passengers and cargo at speeds up to 700mph. The proposed Rocky Mountain Hyperloop route would connect Cheyenne, Fort Collins, Greeley, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Golden, Vail and Denver with Denver International Airport. Click here to learn more and check out a Hyperloop prototype in action.

CSU adding satellite campuses

Colorado State University (CSU) recently announced plans to open satellite campuses in Rocky Ford and Orchard Mesa. Rocky Ford, located in the eastern plains, will be home to CSU's High Plains Campus that will include a regional Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and serve as the leadership center for agricultural experiment stations in the High Plains. The CSU Western Campus will be located in Orchard Mesa and will include a new Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory building as well as a new Research and Engagement Building.

September 2017

2nd Quarter Market Watch

News BriefsInformation and Real Estate Services (IRES), the Northern Colorado MLS, released the Q2-2017 Market Watch Report for Northern Colorado. In Weld County, the number of Closed Sales was up 6.4% and the Median Sales Price was up 13.8%, reaching $329,950. The Days on Market (DOM) for listings decreased by 10%, dropping down to 60 days. In Larimer County, the number of Closed Sales was up 6.4% and the Median Sales Price was up by 7.1%, reaching $379,297. Homes sold slightly more quickly in Larimer County compared to the previous year, with the DOM for listings down 6.4% to reach 71 days.

Colorado top state for aerospace manufacturing

PricewaterhouseCoopers recently released their 2017 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness rankings and Colorado ranked #8 in the United States, tying with Texas. The following sub-categories were taken into account: labor force, infrastructure, aerospace industry, economy, costs and tax policy. Tax policy, labor and infrastructure were leading strengths for Colorado. You can view the full report at: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/industrial-products/publications/aerospace-manufacturing-attractiveness-rankings.html.

Denver Art Museum sets date for renovation

The Colorado front range is enriched with arts, culture and fun things to do. One of the state gems is the Denver Art Museum, which is set to close mid-November for a $150 million renovation. The renovations plans include a Welcome Center featuring a restaurant and cafe as well as event space, a seventh-floor terrace, expanded gallery space and new education and youth facilities. You can visit the BizJournal's website for renderings of the remodel: https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/08/15/denver-art-museum-sets-start-date-for-150-million.html#g1

August 2017

Ground breaks on Windsor shopping center

News BriefsGround has broken at the southeast corner of Highway 392 and 257 making room for the new East Pointe Neighborhood Centre. Kum and Go convenience store, Doug's Day Diner and a Human Bean coffee shop are all confirmed tenants of the new shopping center. A section is also designated for a hotel but that is not yet under contract. Visit the BizWest Breaking Ground app to track the latest development updates across the region: https://admin.bizwest.com.

Denver to welcome the Outdoor Retailer trade shows

The Outdoor Retailer trade shows, the largest series of U.S. outdoor-industry trade shows, has selected Denver as their new host city. The $45 million trade show will hold an Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in January 2018. There will also be a Summer Market in July and a Winter Market in November. Learn more at: www.outdoorretailer.com.

New airport shuttle service

A new airport shuttle service, RedLion Coach Inc., is now running from Fort Collins and Loveland to Denver International Airport (DIA). They are offering door-to-door service in Greeley, Johnstown and Windsor. A series of announcements also recently came out of DIA, including news that nonstop flights will be offered to Paris beginning April 9. Paris is the second-largest international destination behind London, with almost 200 people a day traveling between Denver and Paris. Frontier Airlines is also expanding its network at DIA, adding 21 new destinations.