Business Community

Move to Steamboat Guide 2019Routt 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.

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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

Great Lifestyle Makes Good Business

A significant strategic advantage to working or owning a business in Steamboat Springs and other Routt County communities is that employers and employees find it easy to balance work and fun where recreational amenities are close and abundant.

Steamboat Springs also has the services necessary to support a new or existing business including business support services, product shipping options, high-speed Internet, cellular services, affordable utilities compared to the rest of the nation, a regional airport nearby and space for commercial growth. Steamboat Springs is strategically located in the middle of the country and three and half hours from an international airport.