All utilities (i.e., electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, and sanitation) are municipally owned and operated. This local ownership assures residents and businesses prompt and exceptional customer service, as well as some of the most competitive utility rates in the state. In fact, Fort Morgan was named one of Colorado’s 10 most affordable cities in 2015 by the Denver Business Journal.
In conjunction with our Planning and Zoning department the City can answer all development inquiries (e.g., code requirements) and provide services such as utility infrastructure locates. The Economic Development and Marketing Department has access to information on workforce statistics, local industry, and commercial property listings. For example, the labor force numbers over 13,000 with a continually increasing population over the past several years. The wide diversification of local industries ranges from transportation, manufacturing and telecommunications to health care, arts, entertainment and more.
Morgan County offers the highest average annual wage of the six northeastern Colorado counties.