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Economic Development

The Steamboat Springs area has a diverse, year-round economy with a variety of strong industry sectors including tourism, mining, location-neutral businesses and employees, outdoor recreation products, creative industries, construction and regional health care.

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association leads economic development efforts on behalf of the City of Steamboat Springs and Routt County, working in collaboration with state and regional economic development partners.

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About the Economic Development Council

The Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council provides community input to economic development activities. Comprised of leaders from the business community, city and county government, and local educational institutions, the Council acts as a catalyst for economic development by providing leadership, economic information and programs that encourage a strong business climate and culture of entrepreneurship.

The Council supports creation of a healthy, vibrant and diverse economy, while applying sound stewardship to the human and natural resources that make the Yampa Valley such a special place to live, work, and play.

Committee Structure

The EDC represents a cross-section of the local economy, with members from sectors including technology, real estate and finance, outdoor recreation products, construction, tourism, healthcare, education, agriculture, arts and culture and the non-profit sector.  EDC task forces focus on business education, communications and business development.  Meetings are generally held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Historic Routt County Courthouse in the Commissioner's Hearing Room at 8:00 a.m.

Events

View our calendar of networking and educational events for our membership and community.

Business Events Calendar

Economic Summit

The Economic Summit is a one day seminar organized by the Steamboat Springs Chamber and Economic Development Council featuring a topic or focus to enhance individual businesses and our area's economy as a whole. More Info on the Economic Summit

Contact

If you have questions or would like to learn more about economic development in Steamboat Springs, please contact John Bristol, Director of Economic Development, by calling 970-875-6001 or emailing john@steamboatchamber.com.