Logan County Economic Development Corporation
Friday, July 31, 2015


Logan County Economic Development Corporation

sunsetLogan County, located in the northeast corner of Colorado, is a rapidly growing agriculture and industry-based community. Sterling, which is the largest city and county seat, is located 125 miles from Denver, 90 minutes from DIA, and 40 minutes from I-80. Colorado’s beautiful mountain range is only a 2 hour drive away.

Sterling is the commercial hub for approximately 60,000 people – within a 45 minute drive – who shop, eat, attend cultural and sporting events, and utilize services from our growing list of financial and health care providers. Interstate 76 as well as Highways 6, 61, and 138 connect Sterling to the surrounding areas. Colorado Highway 14 (Main Street) offers easy access westward to the Fort Collins area and the Front Range.


Downtown Sterling was listed on the National Register in 2013 with 47 sites which contribute to historical significance. Sterling was named the Best Small Community of the year by the Economic Development Council of Colorado in 2006. Sterling’s retail offerings range from unique locally owned restaurants, specialty coffee shops and stores to national chains such as Bealls, Bomgaars, Hibbett Sports, Home Depot, rue21, Walgreens and Walmart. Our fast food franchises offer fare for everyone including: burgers, Mexican, pizza, and sandwiches.

With over 600 businesses located in the County – our industrial and commercial sector continues to grow and diversify. Our focus on wind energy, and the re-emergence of oil & gas production, has generated new job growth and services opportunities. Sterling Ethanol is the first commercial ethanol plant in the State of Colorado. All of this is a direct reflection on our centralized location and the strength and depth of our workforce.

pictureTallgrass Energy Presentation.
Pictured from left to right are Gary Nichols, President LCEDC; Tom Bedford, President Logan County Chamber; Doug Johnson, Tallgrass Energy ; Mayor Dan Torres, City of Sterling at the Pony Express Pipeline ribbon cutting. Tallgrass Energy donated $2000 to the LEDC for the City of Sterling Safe Trails project in honor of the opening of the new 690 mile pipeline on October 17th.
(Photo courtesy Sara Waite/Journal Advocate)

Please take a few minutes to view the presentation from the February 12, 2015 LCEDC Annual Meeting.

In addition to an ideal location for business, Logan County is a superb community boasting the best of small town living with educational offerings for all ages, diverse retail choices, and a modern infrastructure including broadband internet. Its original development as an agricultural community has gifted it with a heritage rich in “small town” atmosphere with beautiful downtown areas, friendly neighbors, and the feel of a real community. Northeastern Junior College – a premier two year residential college – has outstanding educational programs, nationally ranked sports teams and enhances the community’s cultural activities through its art galleries, theatre and music offerings.

We invite you to contact us to learn why you should choose Sterling and Logan County to relocate and grow your business. Please also visit the Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s web site for more community and local business information.