Jake Rishavy
Jake RishavyExecutive Director, Chaffee County EDC

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”

John Lennon

Jake Rishavy is a Co-Founder and Executive Committee member of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance. He has led economic development organizations and initiatives in Colorado for more than a decade, including co-founding the Denver-based nonprofit Prime Health, aimed at facilitating the growth of Colorado-based health tech companies. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation in Salida, Colorado, where he creates public-private collaborations to address a broad set of topics including startup support, the Future of Work and workforce development, housing, transportation, real estate development, and the built environment. Technologies of interest include transportation and mobility, public safety, resilience, resource efficiency (water, energy, etc.,) food security, affordable and alternative housing and municipal process improvement, among many others.

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