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Fort Collins, situated on the Cache la Poudre River, is the largest city and county seat of Larimer County, Colorado. It is a large college town (home to Colorado State University) in the north central region of the state, along what is known as the Colorado Front Range. According to the 2005 Census estimates, the city proper had an estimated population of 128,026.

Fort Collins was formally incorporated in 1873. Stone quarrying, sugar beet farming, and sheep were among the area's earliest industries. Beet tops proved to be an excellent and abundant food for local sheep, and by the early 1900s the area was being referred to as the "Lamb feeding capital of the world." In 1903 the Great Western sugar processing plant was built in the city.

Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University, Colorado's original land-grant college (formerly known as Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College). Other large employers include Hewlett-Packard, Poudre Valley Health System, and Poudre School District.

In 2000, Money magazine named Fort Collins one of the best places to retire in America. In 2006, Fort Collins ranked number one on Money magazine's list of Best Places to live. According to Money magazine "Great schools, low crime, good jobs in a high-tech economy and a fantastic outdoor life make Fort Collins No. 1."

Fort Collins' economy has been described as well-balanced, with a good mix of manufacturing and service-related businesses. Fort Collins has a strong manufacturing base; it is home to such firms as Hewlett Packard,Teledyne Water Pik, Woodward Governor, and Anheuser-Busch. Many high-tech companies have relocated to Fort Collins because of the resources of Colorado State University and its research facilities.

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