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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, and support increasing water storage available to Northern Colorado including:


        • Support incentivizing regional collaboration (i.e. Windy Gap Firming Project) and reducing competition for
        • Support Northern Water’s efforts on Colorado River issues.
        • Support Northern Colorado communities in pursuing water supply and storage to meet future growth and climate resiliency needs.
        • Support and encourage innovative conservation approaches to water stewardship.
        • Encourage preservation of native supplies in Northern Colorado.
        • Support and monitor construction progress for the Northern Integrated Supply Project including Glade and
          Galeton Reservoirs and related infrastructure.
        • Proactively protect and preserve existing local land use authority.
        • Ensure that WOTUS decisions are housed in Department of Natural Resources.

Labor and Employment

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


        • Support funding and programs to assist people to grow skills across all levels and industries.
        • Support pragmatic training solutions, that empower Public Private Partnerships.

Community Issues

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


        • Support and encourage innovative approaches undertaken by communities to balance the rights of individuals and property owners with public health and safety
        • Oppose initiatives related to crime that have negative impact of business development or economic health.
        • Proactively work with legislators to find solutions that create housing affordability across the income spectrum.
        • Reinforce the need for cost and impact analysis relative to the cost of housing for all legislative and
          administrative rulemaking.


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

Active pursuit of all available funding options, priority spending and modifications to SB 260 to elevate roadways are high priorities.

Colorado should fully fund the following regionally significant projects:

        • CO State Highway 392
        • CO State Hwy 14, including the interchange
        • US 34 – I-25 to Weld County Road 13
        • 35th Ave, 47th Ave and Weld County Road 17