Success Stories

Chaffee County is a place for makers and doers actively building for the future. Check out some local business leaders as they share their passion for Chaffee County and its economic environment.

Business Expansion

From startups and scale-ups to location neutral employers, Chaffee County offers an impressive array of resources to support your business growth and success.

Why Chaffee County

Just over 2 hours from the Denver metro and nestled along the Continental Divide, Chaffee County is home to 12 14,000-foot peaks (the most of any U.S. county) and the headwaters of the world renowned Arkansas River.

What’s New

Chaffee County EDC is making waves. Stay caught up on the latest EDC updates  and initiatives.

Resources

We’re here to help businesses grow and thrive. Check here for startup support, talent pipeline and workforce development, and a comprehensive list of financial services, lenders and programs in the area.

What Live/Work/Play Can Be

Chaffee County communities are innovative, vibrant, and actively embracing a dynamic future. We treasure our long and storied Western heritage, while keeping an eye firmly on the future.

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

Fall 2021 Employer Poll: Covid Response

However unfortunate and frustrating, the Covid-19 health emergency and it’s related challenges remain with us as we head into fall and winter.  With this realization,  Chaffee County employers are taking new actions to address the long-running pandemic. Case in point: This forward-thinking set of new policies put in place last week by the leadership team at Monarch Mountain, […]

We’re Hiring! Startup Community Director

The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is seeking a Startup Community Director to lead an exciting new initiative to promote entrepreneurial growth in Chaffee County. Startup support is central to our strategy for economic recovery, resilience to future disruptions, the creation of greater wage diversity, and economic diversification. This plan, which operates publicly under […]

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 […]

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.