Abby Peters
Abby PetersProgram Director / Mover & Shaker

“Working with the Ascent has been an incredibly rewarding experience. This division of the EDC is deeply committed to fostering economic growth and innovation in our community. Through the various initiatives and support programs, we’re able to provide invaluable resources and mentorship to local entrepreneurs and businesses.” – Abby Peters

Abby Peters serves as the Program Director for Central Mountain Entrepreneurs, a key initiative under the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation. In this role, Abby oversees the design and implementation of programs aimed at supporting and nurturing startups and entrepreneurs in Colorado’s Central Mountains.

With a deep commitment to fostering economic growth and innovation, Abby brings extensive experience in program management and entrepreneurship. Her leadership ensures that participants in the accelerator programs receive the mentorship, resources, and support necessary to thrive and contribute to the local economy.

Abby’s professional background includes a strong foundation in business development and community engagement. She has a proven track record of successfully launching and managing programs that drive sustainable economic impact. Her expertise lies in creating collaborative ecosystems that empower entrepreneurs and build resilient business communities.

Abby holds a degree in Business Administration and has continually pursued further education and training in economic development and entrepreneurial support. Her dedication to continuous learning and improvement is evident in the innovative approaches she brings to the Central Mountain Entrepreneurs programs.

Outside of her professional role, Abby is an active member of the community. She enjoys participating in local events, exploring the natural beauty of the Central Mountains, and volunteering with various community organizations. Her passion for economic development and community service makes her an invaluable asset to the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Under Abby Peters’ leadership, Central Mountain Entrepreneurs continues to thrive, providing essential support to startups and driving economic growth in the region.


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