LONGMONT — Janine Ledingham, director of local business and startup-community development at the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, announced Tuesday that she will be stepping down from her position with the organization to pursue other interests.
Ledingham has been with the organization since January 2015, and her last day will coincide with the final day of Longmont Startup Week on July 28, an event she has played a key role in organizing and managing.
“It has been great working with the talented staff at the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, as well as the board, mayor and city council, and city staff, and a privilege to serve and support the amazing local business and startup communities in Longmont,” Ledingham said in a prepared statement. “The city is on a great growth trajectory, and that has been fun to be a part of.”
During her tenure with the LEDP, Ledingham worked with more than 300 businesses and assisted in awarding more than $1 million in grants and small-business loans to existing and startup businesses in Longmont. She established the Local Business Advisory Committee, expanded the LEDP’s business-survey program to include local businesses, hosted more than 45 small-business workshops, and brought NewTech Meetup to Longmont.
The LEDP will re-evaluate staffing needs as the organization continues to grow. It expects to post the opening for an economic-development specialist position by mid-July.