Colorado Tourism hits record numbers
According to a recently released report from the Colorado Tourism Office, the state has experienced an eight-year streak of record-setting growth in visitors, traveler spending and tax generation in 2017. Last year the state had 84.7 million U.S.-based travelers plus almost 1 million international visitors. All-together $20.9 billion was spent, which generated $1.28 billion in state and local tax revenue. For more information check out: https://www.colorado.com/news/colorado-tourism-sets-all-time-records-eighth-consecutive-year.
Children’s Hospital Colorado makes Honor Roll
U.S. News & World Report recently released their 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll and Children’s Hospital Colorado made the list. Based out of Aurora, Children’s Hospital Colorado is comprised of a network of hospitals and clinics in the state. Clinical data, outcomes and peer reputation were all taken into account. The network’s highest rankings came in the following subcategories: neonatology, No. 4; diabetes and endocrinology, No. 7; gastroenterology and GI surgery, No. 7; pulmonology, No. 7; and cancer, No. 8.
Tasting Room opens in Downtown Berthoud
Hale & Bradford Distillery in Berthoud has opened a tasting room along with a retail fly-fishing store. In the tasting room they serve 1-, 2- and 4-year-aged bourbons, barrel-aged and spiced rums, vodka and seasonal fruit brandies. In related news, one of the co-owners will be opening a new restaurant in the historic downtown Oddfellows building. The restaurant will be called Bradford’s and will serve American cuisine. Click here to learn more about downtown Berthoud: https://www.berthoud.org/business
Berthoud population up 74% since 2010 Census
According to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Berthoud is the fastest-growing community in the Boulder-Northern Colorado region. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates population as of July 1 each year, and as of July 1, 2017 the estimated population of Berthoud was 8,889 – representing a growth of 74.12% since 2010. The one-year growth rate from 2016 to 2017 was also the highest in the region, coming in at 18.69%. Click here to read more about the U.S. Census Bureau results.
Millennial “footprints” greatest in South & West
Milliennials are now the largest adult population in the U.S. The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization, recently released a map depicting the range of millennial growth and presence across the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. Colorado Springs and Denver are in the Top 10 fastest-growing areas where millennial growth rates exceed 10%. Read the complete Brookings article and view data maps at: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/03/06/millennial-growth-and-footprints-are-greatest-in-the-south-and-west/.
Windsor Mill project moving forward
First built in 1896, the Windsor Mill has become an icon in downtown Windsor. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register in 1998. In 2008, it was severely damaged by a tornado and was closed. In 2016, renovation plans were approved, however, a fire halted development. The mill’s story doesn’t end here though. Blue Ocean Enterprises recently released design plans for the mill and they have an estimated opening date of September 2019. Check out a more complete history of the Windsor Mill along with project renderings at: https://www.greeleytribune.com/news/blue-ocean-and-windsor-mill-tenants-ready-to-move-forward/.
UCHealth named in Top 15
IBM Watson Health has named UCHealth among the top 15 large health-care systems in the country. Their Top 15 Top Health Systems annual study evaluates overall organizational performance based on metrics like patient satisfaction, fewer complications and infections, shorter length of stay and shorter emergency department wait times. UCHealth is headquartered in Aurora and has locations throughout Northern Colorado and Boulder Valley. You can download the complete report at: http://truvenhealth.com/Products/100-Top-Hospitals/Program-Info/15-Top-Health-Systems
The Foundry is taking shape in Loveland
The Foundry, a mixed-use development in Loveland, continues to take shape. Ground has now broken on the flagship Metropolitan Theatre, which will have 625 movie theatre seats, and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott. The hotel will have 102 rooms, a lounge, indoor pool, fitness center, and divisible meeting space. Visit the official development website and take a fly-through tour at: http://www.thefoundryloveland.com/.
1st Quarter Market Watch
Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), the Northern Colorado MLS, released the Q1-2018 Market Watch Report. In Weld County, the number of Closed Sales was up 8.4% while the Median Sales Price was up 10.6%, reaching $332,330. The Days on Market (DOM) for listings decreased by 4.5%, lowering to 74 days. In Larimer County, the number of Closed Sales was slightly down by 4.0% while the Median Sales Price was up by 8.6%, reaching $399,500. Homes also sold more quickly in Larimer County, with the DOM for listings down 6.5% to reach 82 days.