Chaffee County Receives Two Grant Awards to Support Entrepreneurs and Businesses

Chaffee County and the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) have been awarded two grants from the State of Colorado totaling over $30,000 to support entrepreneurs and businesses. The Certified Small Business Community award also designates Chaffee County as a “Certified Small Business Community” along with signs that will announce the County as supportive of […]

Access to Capital & Education Forum plus Bullring Pitch Event

To celebrate Small Business Week 2018, the CCEDC is pleased to offer the Access to Capital & Education Forum. Taking place May 1, 2018, this is a special opportunity for local small businesses and entrepreneurs to engage lenders and investors, financial experts, and economic development professionals within Colorado. (Agenda Preview) REGISTER HERE for the Access […]

Boot Camp: Start Up to Scale Up – Register Here

The CCEDC, in partnership with Startup Colorado, is hosting a different type of “boot camp” aimed at entrepreneurs and business that are moving beyond the start up phase and looking to scale up or accelerate their business. This camp is focused on what businesses need to know to sustain themselves in an ever-increasing competitive and […]

Salida School District Construction Trades Program

Working collaboratively, the Salida School District and CCEDC have developed a construction trades program which is now credentialed through Colorado Mountain College. Students enrolled in the program receive on-site skills training, safety certification, and workforce readiness leading to a career in the growing field of construction and trades. Colorado Succeeds, a non-profit coalition of businesses […]

2017 CEDS Report Available

Every five years, the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) requires recognized regional planning districts such as the Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDD), to conduct an assessment. The Chaffee County Economic Development Corp. is a member of SCEDD. That assessment, referred to as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), has been finalized […]

UAS/UAV Demonstration

On June 22, 2016 the CCEDC organized a demonstration of Unmanned Aerial Systems aircraft and technology products in collaboration with Chaffee County UAS and Pulse Aerospace. The event was held at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort, and attendance was comprised of more than 70 of the County’s UAV and Aerospace industry leaders. Demonstrations included a […]

Ground Breaking Event at “Spartan Heights”

A Ground Breaking ceremony  for the Salida School District staff housing project was held on Tuesday, April 12 2016 in Poncha Springs. The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) has been supporting the Project which will result in a duplex being built on School District property in Poncha  Springs for staff housing. Watch a video […]

Eddyline Brewery Expansion

Eddyline Brewery of Buena Vista recently announced a $2 million infrastructure expansion project that will house equipment with the ability to produce approximately 50,000 barrels per year. Eddyline’s goal is to produce 10,000 barrels the first year of expanded operations. The expansion will also support a projected 30 additional jobs by year-end 2016. In addition, […]

Buena Vista Downtown Revitalization Project

In May 2013, at the request of the Town of Buena Vista, a downtown assessment was conducted by Downtown Colorado Inc.  (DCI). The assessment of the downtown and community revitalization is to provide tools, insights, and direction to assist the community with its downtown revitalization goals.The comprehensive report is available here.