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Business Community

Routt County has a robust and diverse business community, with a wide range of resources to meet the needs of employers and employees. Steamboat Springs is the largest employment center in the county, with additional economic activity generated in the incorporated towns of Oak Creek, Hayden, and Yampa, and in the unincorporated areas of the county, where mining and agriculture are key sectors. Explore further to learn more about our communities, largest employers and industries and companies.

Steamboat doesn’t have huge traffic jams or high crime rates. It’s a town where people feel comfortable striking up fun and friendly conversations with others. This is a place where a newcomer can still make a noticeable difference in the life of the community and a business can prosper with community support.

Why Steamboat?

“Steamboat is a great home base for both Honey Stinger and Big Agnes. Our backyard is our testing ground; Big Agnes camping equipment and Honey Stinger nutritional products are used daily by employees and local athletes on our trails and campgrounds. The feedback that we receive from local consumers helps us develop our products to fit our target demographic, and the fact that we use them daily speaks to their authenticity.”

– Bill Gamber, CEO, Big Agnes & Honey Stinger

ROUTT COUNTY COMMUNITIES

HAYDEN

Located on U.S. Highway 40, 25 miles west of Steamboat Springs, Hayden is an incorporated town with a population of 1,800, an historic downtown with restaurants and services, and a range of residential and commercial opportunities. Yampa Valley Regional Airport is located within the town limits. Learn More

OAK CREEK

Located on CO Highway 131, 25 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek is an incorporated town with a population of 873. Oak Creek offers a variety of housing options, a vibrant main street with a range of retail businesses range, and recreation options including a seasonal ice hockey rink, bike park, tennis courts and nordic ski trails. Learn More

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

The largest incorporated town in Routt County, Steamboat Springs is an employment center, tourist destination and home to 12,260 residents. Learn More

YAMPA

Located on CO Highway 131, 29 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Yampa, an incorporated town with a population of 436. Yampa is the gateway to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and the east portal to the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway. The variety of amenities in town includes the library, three parks, seasonal ice skating rink, and retail businesses. Learn More

UNINCORPORATED ROUTT COUNTY

Unincorporated Routt County includes the communities of Clark, Hahns Peak, Milner, Phippsburg, Toponas and Stagecoach, all with great natural beauty, an uncrowded rural lifestyle, and access to outdoor recreation.