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:  

Business Spotlight: Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center

Business Spotlight: Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital in Salida, Colorado. Known for delivering exceptional, personalized care, it was named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the U.S. in 2019. HRRMC’s history dates back to 1885, when it served as a railroad hospital [...]

Entrepreneurial Bootcamp Start-Up to Scale-Up

Entrepreneurial Bootcamp Start-Up to Scale-Up Happy Hour - April 26 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm (optional but strongly encouraged) Bootcamp - April 27 from 8:30am - 4:30pm Location - Buena Vista, Colorado Register today! CCEDC in partnership with Startup Colorado and CU’s Leeds School of Business will be hosting the fifth and final installment of this boot [...]

2019 UAS Spring Roundup

2019 UAS Spring Roundup Hosted by Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation and Chaffee County UAS Advisory Board Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort 15870 County Road 162 Nathrop, CO 81236 Sunday, April 14 at 4pm Monday, April 15 at 4pm Register today for only $55! The Chaffee County UAS Advisory Board and Chaffee County Economic Development […]

Engaging Our New Frontier 2019 Spring Trainings & Workshops

2019 Spring Business Training & Workshops Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation in collaboration with local Small Business Development Counselors and Watershed staff work to develop relevant business trainings and workshops with a grant awarded by the State of Colorado. 2019 Spring UAS Roundup Sunday, April 14 from 4pm – 6pm Monday, April 15 from 8am […]

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 […]

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 […]