January 27, 2015
Logan County, located in the northeast corner of Colorado, is a rapidly growing agriculture and industry-based community. Sterling is the “hub city” of the county and is located 125 miles from Denver, 90 minutes from DIA, and 40 minutes from I-80. Colorado’s beautiful mountain range is only a 2 hour drive away.
The City of Sterling which is the county seat, is the largest city in the Northeastern Colorado region. Interstate 76 as well as Highways 6, 61, and 138 connect Sterling to the surrounding areas. Colorado Highway 14, the Main Street, offers easy access westward to the Fort Collins area and the Front Range.
Sterling was named the Best Small Community of the year by the Economic Development Council of Colorado in 2006. Recently, Sterling has experienced a growth spurt with the location of several large retailers, including Home Depot, Walgreens and Walmart. In addition, our industrial and commercial sector continues to grow and diversify with the recent opening of the Sterling Ethanol plant, the first commercial ethanol plant in the State of Colorado. All of this is a direct reflection on our centralized location and the strength and depth of our workforce.
In addition to an ideal location for business, Logan County also provides a superb community. Sterling and the surrounding towns, can boast the best of both worlds. Its original development as an agricultural community has gifted it with a heritage rich in “small town” atmosphere with beautiful downtown areas, friendly neighbors, and the feel of a real community. Located in Sterling is the premier Northeastern Junior College. NJC provides additional opportunities and possibilities to the community through its educational and sports programs.