Greeley is a proud member of the Northern Colorado Regional Economic Development Initiative (NoCo REDI), a regional collaboration that recently won a bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council. The award recognizes the strong partnerships, collaboration, data dissemination, communication, and regional marketing initiatives among NoCo REDI’s partners throughout Weld and Larimer Counties. The honor was presented at the IEDC Annual Conference on October 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee.

NoCo REDI won the award in the Regionalism and Cross-Border Collaboration category by demonstrating the effective partnerships between its members throughout Weld County and Larimer County communities based on several ongoing projects:

  • Data Expert Team – regional data team who regularly meet to ensure consistent regional data and enhance data availability allowing for a rapid response to prospective business inquiries.
  • Cluster Strategy Playbook – an industry cluster analysis report and attraction strategy to achieve economic opportunity, job creation, economic resilience, and workforce alignment.
  • Coordinated Lead Response – Upstate Colorado and Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development coordination for single response to leads from various sources through NoCo REDI creating increased efficiency and enhanced consistency in lead fulfillment.
  • Regional Profile – a regional profile highlighting Northern Colorado as a prime area for business and industry growth was first published in 2020 and updated for 2021.
  • Regional Marketing – The first regional marketing video, “Resiliency Through the Pandemic” was published highlighting the resiliency of Northern Colorado businesses. The ongoing video project will begin to highlight industry strengths defined by the Cluster Strategy Playbook.