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From biopharmaceuticals to satellite imagery to disk drive design, Longmont is a hot location for high-tech companies. 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.

People who live in Longmont love the convenience it provides. With widely-available high-speed cable, DSL and Wireless Internet services, Longmont businesspeople 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. Longmont is only about 45 minutes from Denver or 30 minutes from Boulder.

Longmont Economic Gardening InitiativeFor businesses in Longmont: The City of Longmont has launched the Longmont Economic Gardening Initiative (LEGI) in 2006, to assist local businesses grow, and create and retain local jobs. The program is designed to meet the needs of Longmont’s small business community by leveraging public and community resources.

Citizen Connection is designed to provide information and resources to assist citizens in providing input into the development procedures and applications affecting Longmont. 

Development Services Center, 385 Kimbark St.Development Services Center: In an effort to provide convenient development services to the community, the City of Longmont has consolidated many development needs including development review, plan checks, permit issuance, inspection scheduling and many other services under one roof at 385 Kimbark St.

Other Community Resources: The Longmont business community is connected through the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Longmont Downtown Development Authority. Both organizations offer guidance in starting and/or maintaining a business, along with professional development and networking opportunities. The Longmont Area Economic Council offers assistance for primary employers looking to move into or expand operations in the community as well.

Sales Tax License: Visit our Sales & Use Tax page for information on what licenses are required to operate a business in Longmont.

Doing business with the city: For information on contract bids and RFP's, go to the Purchasing page.

Working for the city: View the current job postings.