Success Stories

Detailed accounts and video snapshots of local business leaders discussing their success and passion for Chaffee County and its economic environment.

Business Expansion

Chaffee County offers an impressive array of resources to support your business growth and success. The professional services and banking industries are robust for a rural community.

Why Chaffee County

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain Region, Chaffee County boasts an incredible combination of human capital and natural resources.

What’s New

Get caught up on the latest CCEDC-related happenings such as newly joined investors, new grants awarded to businesses and workforce development efforts.

Resources

Local support, workforce development and training, economic data and a comprehensive list of financial services, lenders and programs in the area.

Live/Work Here

Chaffee County communities are innovative, vibrant and actively involved in preserving their heritage while offering dynamic opportunities for business growth.

About The EDC

The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation promotes the retention, expansion and creation of jobs.

Located in the heart of Colorado’s Central Mountains, Chaffee County boasts an incredible combination of human capital and natural resources.

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Chaffee County EDC: A Powerful Partnership

Chaffee County Economic News & Highlights

EDC, Pax8 to Bring Remote Job Opportunities to Chaffee County Residents

The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (Chaffee County EDC) today announced a new initiative with Pax8, a cloud technology company based in Denver, Colorado, aimed at hiring residents within rural Colorado. The program will further the Pax8 vision to expand remote rural hiring efforts and raise the county Area Median Income (AMI).   The partnership […]

Meet ‘Em Before They’re Famous! – Chaffee County EDC Launches Central Mountain Entrepreneurs Initiative

The Chaffee County EDC, in collaboration with the Central Mountain SBDC, was proud to support the recent launch party for the new Central Mountain Entrepreneurs network. The event, hosted by Chuck Sullivan of The Wright and featuring a performance from local artist Coleman Smith of Rapidgrass, spotlighted local startups and investors. It was the latest […]

Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation Announces New Executive Director

CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. – The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC), founded in 2007, today announced a new chapter in the organization’s mission of supporting economic development and vitality in Chaffee County with the announcement of its next Executive Director. The organization has appointed Jake Rishavy as the new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2021. […]

Chaffee County EDC Founder Announces Retirement

Wendell Pryor, founding executive director of Chaffee County Economic Development Corp. (CCEDC), will retire June 30 after serving 12 years with the organization, promoting business development in the county. Read the full story at the Mountain Mail here: https://www.themountainmail.com/news/article_ef8c68d0-b9df-11eb-9eeb-a3f602d2e6b9.html  

Will You Join Us?

Come along as we build an economy that rivals our unsurpassed mountain lifestyle.

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. Just 2 hours from the Denver metro area and nestled along the Continental Divide, we’re home to 12 14,000-foot peaks (the most of any U.S. county) and the headwaters of the Arkansas River, making it a global hotspot for remote workers. The EDC, by supporting business growth and workforce development efforts, serves global industry by acting as a singular point of contact for businesses interested in locating or expanding their enterprise in a few of the best small towns in America: Salida, Buena Vista, and Poncha Springs, Colorado. The region-known for more than a century for its grit, entrepreneurship, and Western ethos-now supports a lively and burgeoning startup community focused on social entrepreneurship and outdoor recreation.