How is the economy? If you were to believe the rhetoric from national news, I would bet that the answer is, “TERRIBLE!”. This sentiment rings true in many areas, things are not great, but there are bright spots that beacon for attention, Fort Collins for instance is a bright spot.
First, the real estate market rebounded quickly and has maintained a solid trajectory given supply constraints and obvious concern about the future of life in general. This speaks to the magnetism that Fort Collins and Northern Colorado possesses, people want to be here.
Second, so do large corporations, some of them have realized that humans like to live in places that offer a multitude of amenities, so why not set up satellite offices or the possibility for an employed human to work from where they want to live.
The Fort Collins unemployment rate is 6.6% as of September 2020, under the national unemployment rate of 7.9%.
Third, if you are tired of a large company, maybe try a smaller one on for size. Start-ups, incubators, pioneers of invention are thriving throughout the state! Tech, engineering, health care, education, distillation, brewing, plant cultivation, farming, building, design, environmental law are a few that come to mind, the options are endless.
Fort Collins has seen the job market increase by 3.5% over the last year.Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 51.8%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.
Fourth, people care. You may not see eye to eye when it comes to who you want to see in the White House, but you will come to an understanding that things need to move forward economically, so get over yourself and put the effort in to making things work for those around you. Ask questions and find answers, keep striving to make yourself better, bring a few others with you, success is contagious.
Please feel free to peruse the numbers, they do not lie, there is hope that things will turn a corner and regain positivity. The intangibles of the place you live will keep it alive even when the chips are down, so don’t believe everything you hear from the national media, research the data and make your own informed decisions.