Northern Colorado News Briefs
NoCo communities top Best-Performing Cities Index
The Milken Institute released their Best-Performing Cities 2021 and the following Northern Colorado metropolitan statistical areas (MSA's) made the top 50: Fort Collins-Loveland #12, Greeley #43 and Boulder #44. The index tracks the economic performance of approximately 400 US MSAs. Metrics taken into account include job creation, wage gains, and high-tech GDP growth. Click here to view the complete list.
PVH named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals
Healthgrades recently released their 2021 list of America's Best Hospitals and Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) was one of two hospitals in the state to be recognized on the 50 Best list. PVH won quality awards in the following categories: critical care, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, pulmonary care and stroke care. A total of 10 Colorado hospitals made the 250 Best List. Click here to view the complete list.
2020 Regional Housing Snapshot
Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) released final numbers for the Regional Snapshot 2020. In Greeley, the number of Listings Sold was down by 2.9% while the Median Sales Price was up 4.8%, reaching $327,500. The Average Days on Market (ADOM) increased by 1.8%, rising to 57 days. In Loveland, the number of Listings Sold was up by 18.6% and the Median Sales Price up by 3.8%, reaching $415,000. The ADOM in Loveland was down 6.9% over last year to reach 67 days. In nearby Fort Collins, the number of Listings Sold increased by 8.6% and the Median Sales Price increased by 5% to reach $446,000. The ADOM for Fort Collins increased by 5.8% to reach 73 days.
Silver Grill garners national attention
Esquire magazine recently released a list of "100 Restaurants America Can't Afford to Lose" due to the pandemic and the Silver Grill was featured as one of the national treasures. While famous for their cinnamon rolls, the magazine highlights their uniquely blended styles and perfectly quaffed and crisped hash browns. Two other Colorado restaurants made the list, Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder and Alpine Vino in Telluride.
BizWest Breaking Ground
Check out BizWest's Breaking Ground portal for the latest news on new development projects in Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties, along with Brighton and Westminster. Their Breaking Ground membership includes a website with project research + map and biweekly newsletter with project updates.
Colorado named a Best State For Women-Led Startups
Merchant Maverick, a small business reviewer, recently published the "Best States For Women-Led Startups in 2021" and Colorado came in at #1. The purpose of the report was to compare opportunities for women to launch and lead companies using data points including % of businesses operated by women, # of employees, salaries, longevity and venture capital dollars invested. Colorado ranked in the top 10 in four out of five gender-specific metrics.
BizWest Economic Conference
The BizWest 2021 Economic Forecast is set for Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The keynote presentation will be given by Richard L. Wobbekind, Associate Dean for Business & Government Relations, Senior Economist and Faculty Director of the Business Research Division and at the University of Colorado Boulder. Topping the agenda are the future of economic development, real estate, health care and plans for the future of our local municipalities. Click here for event details.
The Human Bean raises money for cancer patients
The Human Bean of Northern Colorado recently raised $54,533.06 during their annual Coffee for the Cure event to support local cancer patients. All 10 locations donated 100% of sales on customized pink packs of free drinks and other swag during the month of October, with additional contributions made by staff and customers. This was the 15th year of the event and it concluded with a check presentation to UC Health. Click here for the full story.
Greeley set for new bank, retail center
A redevelopment project in Downtown Greeley could be home to a new bank, retail center and restaurant with a patio. The former Firestone Auto Repair Service building at 8th Ave & 12th St will be renovated into office and retail space. View complete article and check out the Downtown Development Authority's The Place to Be video!