NoCo Trade Mission
Following a successful trip to Austin, Texas, in 2021, the same group of regional leaders traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah, for this year’s trade mission.

Forty-five leaders from business and government throughout northern Colorado were part of this year’s delegation, including Economic Health and Housing Director Benjamin Snow and several other leaders from Greeley’s business community. We were able to share challenges and successes with our counterparts in Salt Lake over a 3-day planned series of tours and events, including the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute on the University of Utah campus, a brand new Hyatt hotel and events center, and several other events focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and real estate development.

These trade missions hold the dual purpose of building comradery amongst those making the trip and learning from our peers in other exciting high-growth regions in the United States. We are able to share best practices and bring new ideas back to Northern Colorado to implement within our respective communities.

The next trade mission will take us to Boise, Idaho.

Watch this video to learn more about the 2022 NoCo Trade Mission.

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Trade missions are planned and organized by Tribe Development.


Urban Land Institute – Fall Conference
Many Colorado professionals, including Benjamin Snow, Greeley’s Economic Health and Housing Director, attended this year’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas, to learn from national leaders in real estate development, land use, planning, design, and finance. Attendees also received the annual economic forecast from the lens of real estate.

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While there, Snow, a long-time ULI member, was also able to participate in a site tour of Viridian, a signature 2,000-acre master-planned community in Arlington, near DFW airport. Many of the amenities and concepts could be applied to Greeley’s future planned growth areas, especially using financing tools available within our approved metro districts.

Several conference sessions focused on affordable housing, which continues to be a challenge around the country. In fact, ULI has established the Terwilliger Center for Housing to advance best practices in residential development and public policy. Read more about Terwilliger and their work sustaining a full spectrum of housing opportunities.  

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