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We have a few updates that we would like to share with you around ongoing community and business support for our rural communities. Rural Roadmaps Program: New Team Members This month we welcomed new team members Bryce Jones, Rural Opportunity Data Analyst, and Karen Wainscott, EDA Rural Program Coordinator, to join our rural recovery and […

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Unemployment Falls a Little in Central Northwest Counties Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in June at 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent.Other highlights from th

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Media & Influencer Hosting Requests Thank you to all of our partners who have been submitting offers to host upcoming media and influencer visits! We cannot host these important visits without your partnership and support. Several partners have asked how we select which hotels get certain visits. We wanted to take this opportunity to clarify [&

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The Town of Vail created an amazing document with everything for fun time in Vail for the 4th of July! Here it is! Should you need more information all the links are included! Thanks Town of Vail! VAIL AMERICA DAYS™The patriotic spirit is stronger than ever in Vail as we welcome guests back to the […]

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The Mountain Migration Report: Are COVID Impacts on Housing & Services Here to Stay, is a study of the recent influx of people residing in mountain communities, a trend that coincides with a boom in remote work and the COVID pandemic.    The survey seeks to quantify what appeared to be unusually full occupancy for many communities […

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The program will assist in the state’s meeting and events industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Meeting and Events Incentive Program bill, sponsored by Colorado Reps. Roberts and Soper and Sens. Rodriguez and Hisey, will take effect July 1, 2021, and run until December 31, 2022. The bill was signed by Governor Polis on […]

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From the Director’s Deskin collaboration with Margaret Bowes, Executive Director of CAST A Mountain Migration tipping point? Since the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in March of 2020, national media reported an outflow of residents flocking from cities to high quality-of-life places such as the mountain resort communities covered in this report.

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Workforce highlights:According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in April at 6.4 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.1 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by 8,900 in April

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We are updating the local Vail business community with event outlooks and estimations of attendance so our businesses can plan and staff for busy weekends.  PLEASE NOTE: that many of the numbers below are still based on some event restrictions per public health orders.  These are not hard numbers and businesses should be aware that […]

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Funding & Technical AssistanceForest Restoration and Wildfire Risk Mitigation Grant program deadline: May 19 | More info here. Offered by the Colorado State Forest Service. provides money to fund mitigation projects on non-federal land in the state. Homeowners associations, community groups, local governments, fire protection districts, nonpr

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