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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Water, jobs and the economy: business leaders to rally for NISP

LOVELAND – Colorado business leaders, chamber members, residents and public officials will gather May 19 to show their support for the Northern Integrated Supply Project. The Business Rally for NISP will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex at The Ranch in Loveland.

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner will be the keynote speaker at the event. The program will also include business owners, mayors from participating NISP communities, county commissioners, state legislators and Don Marostica, the former director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

The rally, which is open to the public, will include a barbecue luncheon and an opportunity to discuss the proposed water storage project with participants and staff.

“Water is and will continue to be vital in promoting the economy and jobs for Northern Colorado residents, and NISP is a critical piece of that,” said Kathy Peterson, Chairwoman of the NISP Participants Committee. “As the permitting process continues, we are grateful for the increasing support and endorsements from businesses and economic development groups.”

NISP participants are 15 local and regional water districts and municipalities in Northern Colorado who are dedicated to providing current and future generations with sustainable and environmentally sound water supplies. Northern Water is coordinating the NISP on participants’ behalf.

Attached are the rally agenda and a list of endorsements from business groups, agricultural organizations and others. Additional information about NISP can be found at

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