FRCC manufacturing program earns Enterprise Zone designation

LONGMONT — The Colorado Economic Development Commission recently approved a North Metro Enterprise Zone Contribution Project designation for the Front Range Community College Center for Integrated Manufacturing, according to a Longmont Economic Development Partnership news release.

The Front Range Community College Foundation applied for this designation to support its “Manufacturing our Future” campaign, the release said. The campaign aims to raise $2 million to purchase and install the training equipment for programs to educate and train skilled workers in industrial maintenance, automation, optics and engineering technology.

Classes will be offered at FRCC’s new CIM facility, which is expected to open in August 2019. The college is investing $6.2 million over 10 years to renovate and lease a 27,000-square-foot building in Longmont’s designated North Metro Enterprise Zone area to house the CIM.

Enterprise Zone Contribution Projects encourage community participation and public private partnerships resulting in job creation/retention and business expansion to revitalize Enterprise Zone areas. Colorado taxpayers making financial contributions to these projects earn tax credits by contributing to these targeted efforts.

“The Center for Integrated Manufacturing Enterprise Zone Contribution Project designation represents a unique opportunity to support a community college center envisioned by employers that will assist in the future workforce development of the Northern Colorado manufacturing industry,” FRCC Boulder County Campus Vice President Elena Sandoval-Lucero said in a prepared statement.

 

LONGMONT — The Colorado Economic Development Commission recently approved a North Metro Enterprise Zone Contribution Project designation for the Front Range Community College Center for Integrated Manufacturing, according to a Longmont Economic Development Partnership news release.

The Front Range Community College Foundation applied for this designation to support its “Manufacturing our Future” campaign, the release said. The campaign aims to raise $2 million to purchase and install the training equipment for programs to educate and train skilled workers in industrial maintenance, automation, optics and engineering technology.

Classes will be offered at FRCC’s new CIM facility, which is expected to open in August 2019. The college is investing $6.2 million over 10 years to renovate and lease a 27,000-square-foot building in Longmont’s designated North Metro Enterprise Zone area to house the CIM.

Enterprise Zone Contribution Projects encourage community participation and public private partnerships resulting in job creation/retention and business expansion to revitalize Enterprise Zone areas. Colorado taxpayers making financial contributions to these projects earn tax credits by contributing to these targeted efforts.

“The Center for Integrated Manufacturing Enterprise Zone Contribution Project designation represents a unique opportunity to support a community college center envisioned by employers that will assist in the future workforce development of the Northern Colorado manufacturing industry,” FRCC Boulder County Campus Vice President Elena Sandoval-Lucero said in a prepared statement.