Several investments recently made in the Region’s communities for tourism, creative industries, housing

Several of the region's communities have recently received substantial investments from state and local funding sources in the way of grants for a variety of projects to enhance the economic vitality of their communities. The stories below describe how they are using the funds to enhance tourism, creative arts, and housing.

Success Story

Partnership in Summit County creates Summit Biz: Training program for entrepreneurs and business owners The Summit Prosperity Initiative (SPI), a partnership in Summit County created to enhance economic prosperity has created the Summit Biz Program to provide business training for entrepreneurs looking to start a business and business owners looking to grow their business. Since…

Partnership in Summit County develops training program for entrepreneurs and business owners

The Summit Prosperity Initiative (SPI), a partnership in Summit County created to enhance economic prosperity has created the Summit Biz Program to provide business training for entrepreneurs looking to start a business and business owners looking to grow their business.  Since September of 2020, five cohorts have been held with 44 graduates from the program.

Partnership and capacity building at work to support older adults in Eagle County

Golden Eagle has provided 36 units of housing for low-income older adults since 1986. NWCCOG has helped secure a USDA Housing Preservation Grant to fund improvements to this housing development over the years since 2009, resulting in over $180,000 in funds.

Partnership and capacity building at work to support older adults in Eagle County

Golden Eagle has provided 36 units of housing for low-income older adults since 1986. NWCCOG has helped secure a USDA Housing Preservation Grant to fund improvements to this housing development over the years since 2009, resulting in over $180,000 in funds.

Partnership and capacity building at work to support older adults in Eagle County

Golden Eagle has provided 36 units of housing for low-income older adults since 1986. NWCCOG has helped secure a USDA Housing Preservation Grant to fund improvements to this housing development over the years since 2009, resulting in over $180,000 in funds.

Red Cliff Broadband Program

Cliff never felt so far from civilization as when cell phones and broadband be-came standard tools for living and working. Town doggedly pursued broadband to bring the modern era to it’s citizens for close to a decade, and didn’t get far until NWCCOGs program came along. After nearly 4 years of assistance from NWCCOG and…

The Town of Basalt is located in both Eagle (76%) and Pitkin (24%) counties. Basalt is located along State Highway 82, and at the confluence of the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork rivers. The town has a total area of 1.9 square miles. Basalt is well known for its Gold Medal trout fishing in the Frying Pan River. Ruedi Reservoir is also a popular regional destination for boating and other watersports. Basalt is a hub for mountain biking in the Roaring Fork valley. There are a dozen world class cross country trails as well as lift-accessed downhilling within 15 miles of Basalt, both up and down the valley.

Key Stats

 Population (2017)Population Change (2010-2017)Median Household IncomeTotal Housing UnitsNumber of HouseholdsPercentage of Vacant/Seasonal UnitsPercentage Age 25+ with BA or Higher DegreeMedian AgePercentage of Hispanic Residents
Basalt, CO3,84909.1%73,4902,1571,24011.31%58.3%43.716.3%
Source: Colorado State Demography Office

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates, 2017