Key Industries / Creative Industries

There’s a creative revolution coming to life in our region. It can be seen on our streets, felt in our mountains, tasted in our restaurants, and heard in our amphitheaters. Thanks in part to the region's natural surroundings and diverse and booming creative industries, our region has one of the state's highest concentrations of creative occupations and continues to attract people and businesses focused on design, performing arts, film and media, visual arts and crafts, heritage, literary and publishing. With such a vibrant foundation, the region's creative industry is poised for even greater growth as it continues to attract workers and businesses that are dreaming up tomorrow’s inspired creations.

Jobs & Wages

source: Q2 2016, QCEW
Sub Sector # Jobs Average Annual Wage
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation (NAICS 71)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers; performing arts companies; events promoters; museums and historical sites
7,328 $32,487
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services (NAICS 54)
Specialized design services; Architectural, Engineering, and related services; advertising, public relations, and related services; Newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishers
2,801 $63,305
Information (NAICS 51)
Software publishers; newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishers; motion picture and video industries; radio and television broadcasting; sound recording industries; wired telecommuncatiions
718 $53,456

Creative Industry Assets

sset County
Vilar Center for Performing Arts Eagle
Ford Amphitheater Eagle
Gore Range Artisans Group Grand
Wheeler Opera House Pitkin
Lake Dillon Theatre Company Summit
Backstage Theatre Summit
Dillon Amphitheater Summit
Riverwalk Center Summit
Breck Creates Creative District Summit
Colorado Ski Museum Eagle
Red Brick Recreation Center Pitkin
Jass Aspen Snowmass Pitkin
Aspen Art Museum Pitkin

Major Employers

Employer County
Colorado Ski Museum Eagle
Bravo Music Festival Eagle
Town of Vail Eagle
Vail Valley Foundation Eagle
Winter Park/Fraser Chamber of Commerce Grand
Jass Aspen Snowmass Pitkin
City of Aspen Pitkin
Lake Dillon Theatre Company Summit
Comcast Spotlight Summit
Colorado Mountain News Media Eagle, Grand, Pitkin, Summit
Towns of Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, and Breckenridge Summit
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