The Longmont Economic Development Partnership's new headquarters is located at 1925 Pike Street. Lucas High/BizWest.

Longmont EDP opens doors to new HQ, co-working, accelerator space

LONGMONT — The new Longmont Economic Development Partnership headquarters is more than just office space. It’s a hub for the local business community that’s home to a co-working space and a startup accelerator.

Longmont EDP leaders welcomed members of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to tour the new 4,000-square-foot operation at 1925 Pike Rd. 

The Pike Street officers are home to Innovate Longmont, an entrepreneurial accelerator program formed as a public-private partnership between the LEDP, the city, TinkerMill, Boulder County Small Business Development Center, Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce and Startup Longmont. 

EForAll, another business accelerator with existing programs in Massachusetts, is also setting up shop in the space. The first cohort is expected to begin work early next year.

“We’re so excited that they get to call our space home,” Erickson said.

Longmont EDP’s new co-working space, branded OneWest Co-working, is accepting tenants who can rent desks or offices on a monthly or daily basis.

“We like to have lots of activity going on in this space during the day,” Erickson said. “The more the merrier.”

The partnership’s offices are located within a new, roughly 120,000-square-foot flex space developed by New York-based WestRac Contracting Corp. 

“Most of the pieces came together through the help of [the Longmont EDP],” WestRac president Gary Krupnick said of the company’s decision to build in Longmont. 

It took WestRac roughly 20 months to navigate the development approval process and about eight months to build. 

“We like Longmont and we like Colorado,” Krupnick said. “ … We’re sold on this area — it really works well for us.”

The partnership spent the past four years in cramped accomodations at 15th Avenue and Main Street

“Part of the role of the Longmont EDP is to sell the city to the rest of the world. I think we’ve done a pretty good job of that over the last couple of years, but we’ve never had a home that really matches out mission,” Erickson said.

LONGMONT — The new Longmont Economic Development Partnership headquarters is more than just office space. It’s a hub for the local business community that’s home to a co-working space and a startup accelerator.

Longmont EDP leaders welcomed members of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to tour the new 4,000-square-foot operation at 1925 Pike Rd. 

The Pike Street officers are home to Innovate Longmont, an entrepreneurial accelerator program formed as a public-private partnership between the LEDP, the city, TinkerMill, Boulder County Small Business Development Center, Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce and Startup Longmont. 

EForAll, another business accelerator with existing programs in Massachusetts, is also setting up shop in the space. The first cohort is expected to begin work early next year.

“We’re so excited that they get to call our space home,” Erickson said.

Longmont EDP’s new co-working space, branded OneWest Co-working, is accepting tenants who can rent desks or offices on a monthly or daily basis.

“We like to have lots of activity going on in this space during the day,” Erickson said. “The more the merrier.”

The partnership’s offices are located within a new, roughly 120,000-square-foot flex space developed by New York-based WestRac Contracting Corp. 

“Most of the pieces came together through the help of [the Longmont EDP],” WestRac president Gary Krupnick said of the company’s decision to build in Longmont. 

It took WestRac roughly 20 months to navigate the development approval process and about eight months to build. 

“We like Longmont and we like Colorado,” Krupnick said. “ … We’re sold on…