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Growth Potential

n 2019, Longmont felt like a modern-day boomtown. Main Street brimmed with hip boutiques and eateries. J.M. Smucker Co., the jam company, opened a factory in July, bringing 200-plus well-paying jobs to the town, with an estimated 270 more anticipated in a future expansion. In November, the unemployment rate stood at 2.1 percent, lower even than Denver’s 2.3 percent.

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