Economic Development Resources
The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation was established in 2009. Since its formation, the Corporation has assisted local businesses in expanding their operations by facilitating the approval process for permits and advocating on behalf of businesses seeking to expand while dealing with a variety of local, state and federal regulations. The Corporation has also worked with State and federal officials on behalf of local businesses.
Advancing Colorado: The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) strengthens Colorado's prospects for long-term economic growth by providing broad-based support to Colorado businesses.The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) fosters a positive business climate that encourages quality economic development through financial and technical assistance provided in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout the State of Colorado.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Since its founding, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistance primarily through its four programmatic functions:
- Access to capital (business financing)
- Entrepreneurial development (education, information, technical assistance and training)
- Government contracting (federal procurement)
- Advocacy (voice for small business)
The West Central Small Business Development Center offers business consulting and training that maximizes the economic potential of entrepreneurs within our area of Colorado.