Industries and Companies

Photo courtesy Big Agnes in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs is known across the country and world as a great place for skiing and biking. The visitor business is a big gear in the local economic engine, however the city and county have developed a diverse, year-round economy based on a variety of strong industry sectors such as location neutral businesses and employees, outdoor recreation equipment, mining, energy production and exploration, construction and regional health care.

As the population in Routt County has grown in the past two decades, the economy has expanded as company employees are attracted to the great lifestyle.

“The economy in Routt County continues to diversify in a very healthy way,” noted Scott L. Ford, a longtime local economic analyst.

Bob Kuusinen, market president at Vectra Bank Colorado, agreed: “We do have a thriving, vibrant community. It’s definitely a community built to withstand the ups and downs of tourism better than others. It’s a positive thing that companies continue to want to move to the Yampa Valley.”

To learn more about the different industries and companies that call Steamboat home, click below.


Learn more about Steamboat's healthcare options and local organizations available to assist with wide ranging needs.


Routt County is home to many locally produced meats & produce with great support from the community.

Healthcare Agriculture


For those looking to expand, Steamboat offers a multitude of options locally, including services, expertise, materials, and more.

Location-Neutral Business

Many residents of Routt County choose to work remotely from Steamboat Springs, offering an amazing quality of life and work-life balance.

Construction Location Neutral Business

Resort Business

Tourism in Routt County allows local businesses to prosper from the lifestyle that a popular resort community can support.

Energy and Mining

Routt County is home to a wide array of energy sources, including solar, hydro, oil, and coal. Click here to learn more.

Resort Business Energy and Mining

Outdoor Recreation

Those who love spending outside will be right at home in Steamboat Springs, home to many outdoor companies producing and testing their products.

Larger Employers

Learn more about some of Steamboat Springs' and Routt County's largest employers, including Smartwool, Honey Stinger, Big Agnes, and more.

Outdoor Recreation Larger Employers

Creative Industries

Steamboat Springs offers a variety of arts and cultural experiences, from free concerts to art exhibits, Strings Music Pavilion, plays, and more.

Routt County Communities

Learn more about Steamboat Springs and the surrounding communities and their benefits when relocating to Routt County.

Creative Industries Routt County Communities

Civic, Nonprofit and Service Organizations

Steamboat is home to a passionate and active community that finds many ways to get involved and give back to the community.

Civic, Nonprofit and Service Organizations