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December 2022
Happy holidays to all! We are grateful for our wonderful business partners and look forward to serving you next year.

This is the final 2022 issue of Keep Current. In 2023, we will continue sharing important, business-focused information with you. Starting in the new year, we will distribute Keep Current at the beginning of each quarter rather than the end. Watch your inbox for next year's first issue in early January.

We wish you a fruitful 2023!
2023 Rates
Utilities is community-owned and operated. Because of this, money collected from rates stays in Fort Collins and we typically see lower prices than similar communities. Customer payments fund operating costs, ongoing maintenance, infrastructure improvements and construction projects. The following rate adjustments will go into effect in January.

• Electric: 5% average increase
• Water: 4% increase
• Wastewater: 4% increase
• Stormwater: 3% increase
Make Your Building Better
It’s a great time to begin improving your Building Energy and Water Score. Click the button below to check out the resources and tools to help you reduce utility costs. Whether it’s energy advising or generous rebates on efficient equipment, you can start saving money and see the results in your score. Questions? Call David Suckling at
Starting a Business?
The New Business Roadmap, or Guía Para Nuevos Negocios, is available in English and Spanish. The guide walks you through everything you need to know about starting a business in Fort Collins. It includes information on selecting a location, sales tax, utilities and more.
Plastic Reduction Dates
On January 1, a 10-cent fee on paper and plastic carryout bags used at checkout, and for pickup and delivery orders, will be collected at large retail stores. There are also new portions of the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act to prepare for, which take effect in 2024.
Capital Project Assistance Fund
The Economic Health Office is offering grant money to businesses directly adjacent to the 2022 Linden Street capital project construction area. These American Rescue Plan Act-funded payments aim to help mitigate construction impacts related to pandemic recovery. If your business is outside that area, but was impacted by another City of Fort Collins construction project, you may still be eligible. Click the button below for details or send questions to
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