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Weld County ranks 5th for purchasing power
SmartAsset, a financial technology firm, recently released a study that compared cost of living as a percentage of median income to determine the purchasing power for different Colorado counties. Weld County ranked #5 with a score of 76.05. The cost of living was $38,995 and its median income was $62,820. Click here to check out the interactive SmartAsset Comparative Cost of Living Calculator: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/cost-of-living-calculator#colorado
Food Truck park to open in Evans
The Yard, a food-truck park, will be opening at 3520 S. 11th Ave in Evans. The park spans two-acres and includes a 2,949-square-foot restaurant building. The owners are converting the building into an entertainment and bar venue, which will feature local musicians, artists and craft beers.
Two NoCo UCHealth hospitals ranked best in Colorado
The U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the best regional hospitals in Colorado and two Northern Colorado UCHealth hospitals made the Top 10. The Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland was ranked 5th in the state, and Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins was ranked 10th. Regional hospitals were evaluated based on their performance in the adult specialty rankings analysis and by scores across nine procedure and condition areas. View the complete rankings at: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/co
Colorado a Top 5 State for Business
CNBC.com recently released their report of America’s Top States for Business 2018 and Colorado came in at #5. States were evaluated in each of the following categories: workforce, infrastructure, cost of doing business, economy, quality of life, technology and innovation, education, business friendliness, access to capital and cost of living. Colorado’s best rankings came in for the workforce, technology and innovation, economy and quality of life. View the complete report at: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/10/americas-top-states-for-business-2018.html
BizWest releases 2018 Economic Profile & Market Facts magazine
BizWest recently released their 2018 Economic Profile & Market Facts magazine. The magazine serves as an introduction to the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado region for those unfamiliar with the area as well as a data resource for business leaders making decisions about future growth. Click here to check out the magazine.
2nd Quarter Market Watch
Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), the Northern Colorado MLS, released the Q2-2018 Market Watch Report. In Weld County, the number of Closed Sales was up 13.8% while the Median Sales Price was up 5.5%, reaching $348,000. The Days on Market (DOM) for listings increased slightly by 1.6%, coming in at 61 days. In Larimer County, the number of Closed Sales was down by 8.0% while the Median Sales Price was up by 8.1%, reaching $410,000. Homes also sold a little more quickly in Larimer County, with the DOM for listings down 9.3% to reach 64 days.
Colorado Tourism hits record numbers
According to a recently released report from the Colorado Tourism Office, the state has experienced an eight-year streak of record-setting growth in visitors, traveler spending and tax generation in 2017. Last year the state had 84.7 million U.S.-based travelers plus almost 1 million international visitors. All-together $20.9 billion was spent, which generated $1.28 billion in state and local tax revenue. For more information check out: https://www.colorado.com/news/colorado-tourism-sets-all-time-records-eighth-consecutive-year.
Children’s Hospital Colorado makes Honor Roll
U.S. News & World Report recently released their 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll and Children’s Hospital Colorado made the list. Based out of Aurora, Children’s Hospital Colorado is comprised of a network of hospitals and clinics in the state. Clinical data, outcomes and peer reputation were all taken into account. The network’s highest rankings came in the following subcategories: neonatology, No. 4; diabetes and endocrinology, No. 7; gastroenterology and GI surgery, No. 7; pulmonology, No. 7; and cancer, No. 8.
Tasting Room opens in Downtown Berthoud
Hale & Bradford Distillery in Berthoud has opened a tasting room along with a retail fly-fishing store. In the tasting room they serve 1-, 2- and 4-year-aged bourbons, barrel-aged and spiced rums, vodka and seasonal fruit brandies. In related news, one of the co-owners will be opening a new restaurant in the historic downtown Oddfellows building. The restaurant will be called Bradford’s and will serve American cuisine. Click here to learn more about downtown Berthoud: https://www.berthoud.org/business