Greeley is a special place
What makes Greeley special?
Greeley is the home of innovation, planted firmly in the present with our eyes on the future! From the moment it was founded, the most important principle for Greeley has been innovation which made us first then and now! The community grew because its citizens collaborated on projects to strengthen this growing boomtown. Greeley has long served as a business hub providing goods and services throughout the region. Community leaders led the state in early development of water, agriculture and later in energy to become the economic engine that feeds Northern Colorado still today. The community discovered the formula for success: growth + industry + jobs. Greeley has long believed in cooperation, education, and family. Today, Greeley is the fastest growing city in Colorado, with new businesses, industries, residential, schools, parks as well as shopping and retail. With the city’s approachable charm, character and melting pot of food, breweries, music, and culture it continues to grow and attract so many moving to our great city.
Why Visit Greeley?
We are perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, Greeley offers a small town feel with big city attractions and entertainment. Greeley touts its friendly welcome, cost effective offerings and an abundance of things to do: Outdoor adventures with 300 days of sunshine, cultural offerings including an active art and music scene, vibrant downtown with restaurants and evening entertainment, lodging accommodations for all budgets and tastes, unique events and festivals including the Greeley Blues Jam, Greeley Stampede, Arts Picnic, Multicultural Festival, Monster Day, Friday Fests and holiday parade, amateur and semi-pro sports facilities.
Notable Greeley Citizens
Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, popularized the phrase, “Go West young man, go West,” but it was his visionary agricultural editor, Nathan C. Meeker, who spearheaded one of the most successful colonization experiments ever attempted in the “Great American Desert.” When the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, a spur from Cheyenne to Denver was built, opening this part of the country for settlement. Meeker was inspired to create an agricultural utopia.
Where the railroad crossed the confluence of the Platte and Cache la Poudre rivers, the city of Greeley was born – an ideal location where both natural resources and transportation were abundant. Early in the settlement’s development, an irrigation canal became priority construction, turning the high desert into an agricultural oasis. Throughout its history, this area has been known for growing sugar beets, corn, and onion, among many other crops – all made possible on irrigated farmland.
Economic Development Partnerships
Does the Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce have a role in Economic Development? The answer is a resounding Yes! The role of Economic Development and Community marketing fall under the auspices of separate but highly collaborative partners including the Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce, Upstate Colorado and City of Greeley Economic Health and Housing. In essence, our organization is indeed in the business of Economic Development and plays a key role. Economic Development is often referred to as a three-legged stool, keeping and growing existing businesses, starting new businesses, and attracting businesses. I would challenge this by saying, the fourth leg of the stool is supporting local sectors, and this is where the Greeley Area Chamber is perfectly positioned to do this work and has been for many years. The economic health of our community is only as good as the jobs provided by local businesses. We understand that our local businesses need support to be successful and we are focused on helping them solve problems and capitalize on opportunities; all with the goal of retaining and creating well-paying jobs in the area. You need someone to help you navigate the complexities and connect you to partners in this space; there is no one better positioned to help!
Workforce is the number one issue for our businesses, check out the Workforce Opportunity Initiative led by the Greeley Area Chamber and LINK We are also an incredible advocate for our businesses check out our work on the advocacy page LINK
Visit Greeley is the official destination marketing organization for the Greeley Area and an important partner and affiliate of the Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce who holds the contract that is funded by the City of Greeley for tourism services. Their mission; to bring regional, national, and international business and leisure visitors to the Greeley Area for the Economic benefit of the city, community, and our tourism partners. They enhance our position as a premiere tourism marketing organization by working with partners to promote our destination, city, and region.
They encourage visitors to discover our historic, cultural, and recreational opportunities available throughout the area. They also encourage groups to hold meetings, conventions, sporting events and conferences in Greeley. They guide planners to attractions and services as they organize meetings and prepare for activities.
Visit Greeley also offers complete conference planning services if you need help planning a retreat, reunion, professional meeting, or event! Explore our site and be prepared for some great hospitality. We welcome you with a friendly greeting and an abundance of things to do!
There’s no better time to be in Greeley Colorado. One hour away from a hike in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views. You are just stepping away from an afternoon at your favorite brewery, a bike ride on the beautiful Poudre valley bike trail. Greeley offers a small town feel with big city attractions and entertainment.
Greeley is among the most affordable places to live in Colorado. … Aside from its low cost of living, Greeley also has a thriving economy. In 2018, the city was named the top city in the entire country for job growth and overall economy. It is also the fastest growing city in Colorado according to a recent study.
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The top five reasons Americans move according to Livability are:
- A new home or an upgrade 15%. (Great news, Greeley has some of the best home prices in Northern Colorado!)
- For their family 15% (Also, great news. Greeley was created for families over 100 years ago and that still rings true today. It is a wonderful community to educate your kids and raise them!)
- New Housing 14%. While the housing market is booming all over the county; Greeley is finding innovative housing options and growing to meet the demand of all those moving here.
- To establish their own household 10%. Greeley is a great place to find your next job. With so many incredible companies and a regional economy, Greeley has lots of options to establish yourself and make a life.
- A new job or job transfer 9%. The career opportunities in Greeley, the Economic Engine that feeds Northern Colorado and many emerging industries, Greeley has a career ready made for you.
Find a Career in Greeley
With changes to technology and placemaking, you can live anywhere so why not live in Colorado, Greeley Colorado that is! We have so many amazing careers and businesses starting and expanding in Greeley it is a great time to start your career! We are hiring and here is just a sample of your new career opportunities.
Live in Greeley
Our low cost of living and ability to have a high quality of life allows you to live well in Greeley! We have apartments, condos and more in the center of it all! If you are looking for an incredible place to settle in, buy or build, we have so many wonderful neighborhoods to fit each person perfectly!
Find a home in Greeley
Our homes are approachable in price and some of the best in Northern Colorado! Connect to a realtor today and learn more.
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Have fun in Greeley
Greeley is a great place to live in the Colorado lifestyle but for less. You can live here and have more in your pocket to enjoy the breweries, mountains and incredible life Greeley can offer. You will have plenty of options to enjoy music, arts, food, and breweries in addition to a laid-back Colorado vibe.