Major federal funding will boost FRCC’s optics technology program to help staff Colorado’s high-tech manufacturing industry.
After eight years as director of the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Mike OConnell has announced his plan to retire at the end of the year.
The SBDC has nearly quadrupled the number of local businesses served under OConnell’s leadership.
Over the last year most companies have had to adapt—and quickly—to the impacts of the global pandemic. Louisville-based Fresca Foods, Inc. has faced COVID-related challenges head on, embracing training opportunities for workers, and forging new ways to connect employees with each other, and to the company’s goals. The natural foods manufacturing company counts some of […]
The Small Business Development Center in Fort Collins helped local companies get $24.5 million in funding last year. Local businesses and their employees needed more support than ever during the pandemic in 2020—and the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helped more than 1,200 area entrepreneurs weather the COVID storm. The Larimer team provided consulting […]
The Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will receive a $20,000 grant from the Fort Collins-based Blue Ocean Foundation. The funding will support the SBDC’s work with local small business owners, allowing the center to help more businesses in Larimer County. This is the largest non-governmental grant the center has received to date. The Larimer […]
The Small Manufacturer’s AdvantEDGE program—a first of its kind business assistance program—has been selected as a nationwide best practice. The program was singled out among economic development programs by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership—the manufacturing assistance arm of the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST). The AdvantEDGE program connects small manufacturing companies with industry experts […]