About FEDC & TechSTART




Fremont Economic Development Corporation is a professional economic development organization focused directly on business attraction, retention and expansion. With an established and growing network of business, academic and governmental partners, we directly assist companies with competitive location or expansion projects by connecting them with the right people, the appropriate resources and the most meaningful and relevant information.

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(719) 275-8601

Our History

The beginnings of an innovation catalyst

Learn More About How FEDCs TechSTART Project Began


August First discussions begin between FEDC and property owner at 425 Main Street
August 17 Clean-out and fix-up of 425 Main Street begins
October 18 Lease signed for 425 Main between FEDC and property owner
December 6 First tenant lease signed with VistaWorks (before opening)



January 22 FEDC Annual Banquet Keynote and TechSTART announcement
February 1 Announcement article with interview in Pueblo Chieftain
February 3 Donated carpet from Reynolds Construction is installed in conference room
February 10 Facility Open for Tenants
February 15 Fiber internet provider SECOM becomes first Platinum program sponsor
February 15 Truckload of donated office furniture from Bank of San Juan arrives
April 17 Feature article in Cañon City Daily Record
April 18 First tenant case study is complete, with Ian Sturgeon, founder of Double Under Wonder
April 23 Security and Surveillance Systems Installed
May 5 Friday Meetup Lunch begins
May 2 Officially becomes part of Canon City and Florence High Schools’ intern program for Fall 2017
May 2 Podcast room becomes operational
May 17 Electrical system improvements
May 19 Visits Catalyst Campus in Colorado Springs to open discussion on expanding
June 8 First TechSTART intern starts with tenant FSLogix (Rodney McCullough, Cañon City High School)
June 15 Florence High School chosen as site for Dream Big Florence aerospace and technology event October 17, 2018. TechSTART will assist.
June 17 USDA equipment grant awarded
June 17 Senator Cory Gardner’s on-site round table discussion
June 18 Cañon City Daily Record Article on Senator Gardner’s visit
September 19 Additional wireless routers installed expanding coverage
October 4 First off-site weekly lunch (TEEK Eatery)
October 6 Received Action 22 Award for Excellence in Rural Economic Development
October 20 Business Model Canvas planning begins with Small Business Development Center



January 19 FEDC Annual Banquet, “Ambition Overdrive” focused on tech and military
February 16 Additional electrical improvements made
March 13 Colorado Welcomes Region 13 as its Second Technology Sector Partnership
March 20 Canon City High School awarded 4th PTECH Grant in Colorado