David Hammond, Board Vice Chair, EPIC, discussed the work Larimer County's business community is doing to address childcare shortages. He stated that a task force was formed to discuss workforce needs. They concluded that childcare was a problem that needed to be addressed and, specifically, found that availability and affordability of childcare was an issue. He explained that a new task force was created to look into options and make recommendations to address the issue of childcare. The task force is headed by the Ft. Collins Chamber of Commerce and the child care industry. Mr. Hammond responded to questions concerning public and private funding, state investment, preliminary solutions, and other possible partnerships.