Longmont continues to grow and thrive in many ways, and Acquire enjoys being part of the community. A recent study named Longmont America’s number one “boomtown.” In December 2019, SmartAsset published a list of the fastest growing cities in terms of population change and job opportunities. Longmont claimed the top spot as the fastest-growing city in the country overall.
Longmont’s nestled about 33 miles northeast of Denver. With a population of 96,500 in 2018, it’s a resilient community with plenty to do and see. Wander around downtown Longmont to check out local businesses and restaurants, or visit one of the craft breweries or the Longmont Museum.
Longmont’s history began in Chicago in 1870. A group of prominent businessmen decided to build a community in Colorado called “Chicago-Colorado Colony.” To raise money for the land, the businessmen sold memberships to their new town. Soon they had enough to purchase 60,000 acres for a town and nearby farms in Colorado. In 1871, the Colony planners named the town Longmont because of its views of Longs Peak. Next, they carefully mapped out irrigation ditches to bring water, a downtown on Main Street, industrial areas near the railroad and streets.
Agriculture flourished because town founders brought water to Longmont farms. Agriculture continued to be a part of the Longmont economy in the 1950s. In the 1960s, agriculture began to give way to technology. In the 1990s, more technology companies called Longmont home and Longmont began to grow again. Today Longmont has several high-tech companies, including Seagate, IBM, Circle Graphics, ARC Group Worldwide, Federal Aviation Administration and Xilinx.
Top Longmont Employers
Longmont is lucky to have several large employers:
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