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Littleton Economic Development

July, 2018 Newsletter

Envision Littleton- Join The Conversation!

Littleton has always been a great place and we want it to stay that way!

Envision Littleton, with your help, will imagine the future of the city over the next 10-20 years. By planning for our future we can anticipate our needs, be proactive, reduce any risks, and seize the opportunities that match up with the unique values of everyone that lives, works, and plays here in Littleton.

We are ready to hear what you value, why you love Littleton and your ideas about the future.

Information Flyer about Envision Littleton

Please complete and share the survey with your employees at EnvisionLittleton.org.


30 Seconds: Your question of the month (question #4)

The Economic Development department values your feedback with a feature in our newsletter called ’30 Seconds: Your question of the Month’. Our objective is to engage with the business community in a fun and productive way. We ask that you provide your contact information – don’t worry, your information will not be shared. We’ll award a $100 gift card at the end of the year to the person who responded to the most questions. If there’s a tie for most responses, we’ll draw a name to determine the winner.

This months question: What is your favorite summer event or festival in the city of Littleton? Click here to give us your answer.


Littleton’s Crazy Scrubs Inc. Wins Colorado Companies to Watch Award

Colorado Companies to Watch, the state-wide organization whose mission is recognizing entrepreneurial, Colorado-based businesses with 6 to 99 employees, celebrated its decennial class of fifty honorees with a gala at the Denver Marriott Tech Center June 22, 2018.  Among the 2018 winning companies was Littleton’s Crazy Scrubs, Inc., located at 151 West Mineral Avenue in the Safeway shopping center.  Opening their doors in 1994, owners Scott and Sandi Richter re-imagined previously staid blue, green and brown hospital scrubs as cheerfully colorful garments made from wildly patterned fabrics.  First selling to Littleton doctors and nurses, Crazy Scrubs caught on quickly as medical personnel saw the positive effect happy patterns had on anxious patients.  Now boasting a network of thousands of wholesale accounts worldwide, the company gives back by supporting more than 100 medical missions around the globe.  A visit to the Crazy Scrubs corporate office shows photos of clinicians wearing the scrubs in Tanzania, Kenya, Haiti, the Philippines, Mexico, China, Cambodia and India.  American surgeons working globally say Crazy Scrubs help bridge the language barrier.  Two years ago the company began Ripcord Brands, a new division which is Amazon’s leading seller of medical apparel and one of the online behemoth’s highest-rated and fastest growing companies.  Congratulations to Crazy Scrubs!


Go2Littleton’s Audio Entrepreneur – Suggested Podcast $100 MBA

From time to time, we share some of our favorite business-oriented podcasts. If you’re short on time, the $100 MBA Show features ten minute episodes with straight-to-the-point, easy to implement actions.  Host Omar Zenhom, a Wharton business school dropout frustrated with the expense and inefficiencies of formal business education, creates podcasts which one listener describes as ‘astronaut food – small, lightweight, easy to consume and packed with nutrition’.  A sampling of episodes:


City Announcements

Downtown Wayfinding Signage
Merchants operating a retail store or restaurant facing Prince, Nevada, Curtice, or Rapp streets between Powers to the north and Church to the south are eligible for placement on city-sponsored side street signs. Eligible businesses can apply for placement on the signs, and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  All signs can list up to 6 businesses, with the business name featured on both side of the sign; below is listed the number of spaces available for a business on each sign.  If a sign is full, businesses will be waitlisted and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis when there is a vacancy. Downtown Side Street Sign Application

Littleton Plans
Littleton has several community planning efforts getting underway this year. To encourage citizens and interested stakeholders to get involved in these community planning efforts, a new online tool, LittletonPlans.org  has been set up. This one-stop hub has detailed information regarding each project: associated documents, maps, upcoming events, and frequently-asked questions, together in one accessible online location to keep the community involved and informed.

Grants
The city has several grant opportunities available to the community, including: the Revitalization Incentive Grant, the Main Street Historic District Grant, and the Place-Making Grant.  For more information visit the Grants page on the Littleton website. 

Development Activity List
The Development Activity List has been made to track projects throughout the city.  Visit the Development Activity List to learn more.

Business Resources
Know anyone looking to open a business in Littleton, or who could utilize the business services offered by the city?  The City has a number of resources and can assist businesses in a variety of ways including: marketing and social media strategies, networking strategies, demographic information, and more. Visit the Economic Development webpage for more information.
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