Member Communities

Eagle County

Eagle County offers ten unique community experiences to suit all sorts of people, businesses and lifestyles. It is home to two world-class ski resorts, a hospital, a community college, accessible and abundant arts and cultural opportunities, a regional airport and jet center, countless recreational opportunities, a vibrant tourism economy and much more. Eagle County is a wonderful place to call home whether that’s year-round, seasonally or as a second home. Its unique mix of urban amenities and small town charm, coupled with a sizeable and globally-sourced tourism base, make Eagle County an ideal spot for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to craft the business and lifestyle of their dreams.


Grand County

Mountain Entrepreneurial Spirit is alive and well – and starts just 70 miles from Denver! Grand County, Colorado offers opportunity for business growth with surprising affordability. Grand County is home to world class destinations like Winter Park Resort & Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, to unspoiled mountain living from Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs, Granby and the Fraser Valley. With all these Main Streets, excellent schools, cultural landmarks, and recreational opportunities, Grand County is a dream destination for your business, and your life! Business needs a loyal community and a supportive local government. Grand County has both. What do our ranchers, developers, artists, restaurateurs, outfitters, manufacturers, work-from-home-ers, entrepreneurs, and tradespeople have in common? A shared love for real mountain living, work and play.


Jackson County

Jackson County is an amazing sub-alpine valley in the northern part of the region. It is also known as North Park. Walden is the county seat, and the only incorporated municipality in the county. With over a million acres covering more than 1600 square miles; 65% public land; lakes, rivers and reservoirs that attract and support unique and abundant wildlife; and access to five of Colorado’s most rugged and pristine wilderness areas – North Park lies at the center of a minimally used and amazingly untapped recreation universe.


Pitkin County

Covering 975 square miles, Pitkin County is located in the heart of the White River National Forest, surrounded by the spectacular peaks of the central Rocky Mountains in the State of Colorado. Pitkin County includes the communities of Aspen, Snowmass, Woody Creek, Old Snowmass, Meredith, Thomasville, Redstone and portions of the town of Basalt. Best known for its four world-class ski resorts — Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass, tourism is the mainstay of the local economy with arts, cultural and recreational events providing a year-round attraction.


Summit County

Summit County is located among the high peaks of the Colorado Rockies, immediately west of the Continental Divide. The county’s elevation ranges from a low of 7,947 feet above sea level at Green Mountain Reservoir to a 14,270 feet at Gray’s Peak. Summit County’s dry, high-alpine climate yields long, snowy winters that have attracted world-class ski resorts. The summers are pleasantly warm that are ideal for hiking, biking, fishing, backpacking, kayaking and other forms of recreation. Summit County is centrally located in Colorado, only an hour’s drive from the Denver metropolitan area via Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west transportation corridor. Included within the county are six municipalities (Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Montezuma, and Silverthorne), four major ski areas (Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone), portions of the White River National Forest, some Bureau of Land Management lands, and two Congressionally designated wilderness areas (Eagles Nest and Ptarmigan Peak). About 80% of the land in the county is federal public land.


Partnership for Creation of Natural Resource & Ski Area Managemnet Jobs

Colorado Mountain College and the White River National Forest are unveiling this first-of-its-kind partnership.  Students accepted into the Pathways to Public Service – Land Management program will receive hands-on training in the field with Forest Service mentors while gaining college credit. The program is scheduled to begin in fall 2017. Students will participate in the program for two years, and graduate with experience and a certificate or degree.  Learn More

High Counties & High Tech

8150 High Altitude Entrepreneurs is attracting and assisting existing startup companies throughout Vail and the rest of Eagle County.


Data & Demographics

The NWCCOG has compiled a number of resources about our region that are useful to our members and others. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, there are many additional resources in the Economic Development District pages.