Inspired By Excellence & Innovation

Backed by some of the best business minds in Colorado and beyond, participants in our winter 2024 cohort will experience a level of startup and scaleup support that has never existed in the Central Mountains business community. Until now. Get to know these ten very special purpose-driven businesses that are making a big impact in our community.

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For more than a decade, the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (Chaffee County EDC) has led efforts on behalf of primary employers to create an economy that rivals our unsurpassed mountain lifestyle. Structured as a 501c6 nonprofit, the EDC serves as a true public-private partnership, convening the region’s private sector, government, and academic leaders to support industry growth and career opportunities through business advocacy, talent pipeline initiatives, and startup support.

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Startup Support

The Chaffee County EDC supports entrepreneurship as a primary tool in diversifying our year-round economy in addition to a thriving tourism economy. We serve as a navigator connecting entrepreneurs to funding, expert mentorship, business design curriculum, etc. We measure job creation and investment.

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Land & Use

The Chaffee County EDC encourages investment in the built environment to support a modern, competitive workforce and economy. We build productive public-private partnerships, advocate for improvements to the development process, and promote business friendly policy. We measure our policy wins.