Q3 Chaffee County Economic Data: Unemployment Rate, Job & Population Growth

Chaffee County - and its economy - is ever changing. That reality is being driven locally by a confluence of significant population, workforce, and employment trends.   To understand these trends, Chaffee County EDC - in partnership with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the Colorado Workforce Center, and EMSI - commissioned a far-reaching [...]

Register now – Driven By Nature: A Celebration of Makers & Doers. January 28

Central Mountain Entrepreneurs presents Driven By Nature: A Celebration of Rural Makers & Doers! This exciting night, presented by Collegiate Peaks Bank, will feature the launch of the Central Mountain Ascent accelerator and a Meet & Greet with the Winter 2022 cohort. Location: STEAMPLANT EVENTS CENTER Salida, Colorado Date & Time: FRIDAY | JAN 28 4-5 […]

Pax8 Now Hiring! – Remote Positions in Chaffee County

It’s not an overstatement to say the growing trend toward remote work is reshaping rural towns across the country. That’s certainly true here in Chaffee County.   The proliferation of remote work in our community creates new opportunities for our community. For young adults graduating from local high schools or Colorado Mountain College, location neutral employment […]

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 […]

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  

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 [...]