Strong, sustainable businesses bring prosperity to our communities. Loveland is proud of our longstanding connection with technology and our current work in driving strong business communities and a limitless future.
Loveland Strategic Partnership announces Loveland’s biggest ever celebration of innovation.
On Saturday, October 8, from 9am to 1pm, Loveland Strategic Partnerships (#LiveLoveland) and a group of invested individuals will invite the public to a free celebration of innovation on the Forge campus. I’m here. Celebrating 60 Years of Seeds of Innovation is an event for everyone! Family-friendly activities, celebrity speakers, live music, food trucks, awards for outstanding businesses, students and citizens, tours of Forge campus facilities, a historical timeline of Loveland’s impressive innovations, an exhibition of innovations, Enjoy freebies, surprises and more.
Sixty years ago, Hewlett-Packard opened its first US facility outside the Bay Area. This brought the world of technology and innovation to Loveland thanks to co-founder David Packard’s love of his hometown. The company that made technology more accessible later made Loveland home to its calculator and personal computing business lines.
“At the time, many people in this small town of 9,000 people worked together to create a proposal that convinced Hewlett and Packard that Loveland was their next destination. It was a whole team effort!” Cathy Wright, Executive Director of #LiveLoveland said:
Loveland’s first 12,800-square-foot factory started with 28 employees and produced power supplies before expanding into PCs a decade later. It later served as the company’s component building. Notably, the Loveland division sold 15,000 of his Hewlett-Packards.th A desktop calculator released in 1972.
The Loveland Site continued to thrive after the Personal Computing Division moved to Fort Collins in the 1970s. Less than 20 years after he opened the site boasted his 3,000 employees. This represents his 5% of the company’s global workforce.
In 2021, the City of Loveland has contracted a cultural resource historian to complete an architectural inventory of the Hewlett-Packard property at 815 14.th St SW, with the support of the Loveland Historic Preservation Commission, which recognizes both the architectural and historical significance of this property.
Hewlett-Packard brings technology to Loveland. Locals run with the ball, creating a legacy of innovation, focus and success.
Today, Loveland’s non-profit Warehouse Business Accelerator helps the Northern Colorado Front Range thrive by building a community of innovative businesses that generate key jobs, wealth and economic influence, and supporting resources We are promoting. Passionate about helping businesses grow, the organization has brought 13 member companies to Northern Colorado in four years and generated over $62 million in revenue.
Strong, sustainable businesses bring prosperity to our communities. Loveland is proud of our longstanding connection with technology, our current work in driving strong business communities, and the boundless future to come.
The event was made possible by our dedicated sponsors and supporters, including our platinum sponsor, Keystone Financial Services.
For more information, please visit the liveloveland.org/ website.
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