Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance

NCLA empowers Northern Colorado chambers and economic development entities, fostering a strong collective voice to influence positive changes in state and federal policies, regulations, and legislation.

We aim to enhance the business climate for the future success of Northern Colorado.

We’re Empowering Business Voices for Positive Change

NCLA’s mission is to unite and empower the members of the northern Colorado chambers of commerce and Upstate Colorado with the means to generate a strong voice for positive impact on state and federal policy, regulations, and legislation that affect business’ ability to succeed and to help create a more positive business climate for the future of Northern Colorado business.

“As a state representative who cares about sustainable economic development and shared prosperity, I appreciate the important perspective and information that NCLA provides”

State Senator John Kefalas
District 14, Larimer County

Our 2024 Priorities


Water Resource Development


Support regional collaboration to create clean water resource management strategies, promote efforts to retain water
in Northern Colorado, protect the integrity of water law, ...


Labor and Employment

Advocate for legislative and regulatory change that allows for business to thrive with a keen focus on promoting the ability of businesses to grow the workforce...



Issues such as crime, homelessness, behavioral and mental health, substance use, and housing affordability have
affected businesses across the State...


Roads &

Mountain Road

NCLA is advocating for improvements to regionally significant roads in the two-county region that improve mobility including completing the I-25 Corridor vision...

Don Marostica

Former Director of Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade
(former State Representative from District 51, Larimer County)

“NCLA is a positive force for the Northern Colorado Region. It is the only entity which is able to bring together all the major cities to work toward the betterment of the economy and free enterprise system for the region. I am proud to have served on its board as a director and very glad I can make a positive impact toward forming a Regional Transportation Authority to our region through the NCLA.”

Glenn Vaad

Former State Representative, District 48, Weld Count
“The Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA) has proven itself a proactive and effective voice for commerce in our region. I have been acquainted with the organization since its inception when I was Secretary to the Colorado Transportation Commission and gratefully received important insights on the potential impacts of Commission actions on business climate in Northern Colorado. During my 8 years as a Weld County Colorado Commissioner and member and officer of the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning and Air Quality Council, I always appreciated the balanced and high quality input from the NCLA. NCLA is providing invaluable service to not only the business community of our area but also the public in general with its effective facilitation of efforts to form a much needed Regional Transportation Authority for Northern Colorado.”