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Economic Vitality

Economic Vitality

It is easy to see why Boulder, Colorado is a popular place to live and work. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder boasts more than 300 days of sunshine, thousands of acres of open space, the University of Colorado, and a bold entrepreneurial spirit. With a population of 104,810 residents, Boulder repeatedly tops quality of life lists, and has been named the “Smartest Town in the Country” by Forbes, "Best Place in America to Start a Business" by NerdWallet and the “Foodiest Town in America” by Bon Appétit.

Known as one of the hottest start-up communities in the country, Boulder is home to diverse companies and supports a concentration of national research labs, energy and high-tech companies, and robust outdoor recreation, tourism, and sustainable living industries.

The City of Boulder established its Economic Vitality program to reinforce the importance of economic health to our overall quality of life, and to demonstrate the city's strong support of business and economic sustainability. The city's Economic Vitality strategies promote innovation, competitiveness and entrepreneurship in Boulder. The program coordinates and supports efforts within the city organization, and with partner groups in the community, to foster the retention and expansion of existing businesses and enhance business services.

For more information about the Economic Vitality program, please contact Jennifer Pinsonneault at 303-441-3017.

Business Assistance

  • Assistance with business relocation and expansion options
  • Referrals and resources for startups and growing businesses
  • Customized services to support local businesses
  • Input and analysis of development concepts and feasibility
  • Outreach visits

Business Incentive Programs

  • Flexible rebate program for primary employers
  • Boulder microloan program for small businesses
  • Parks and Recreation employee discount program

Economic Sustainability Strategy

On Oct. 29, 2013, City Council adopted the Economic Sustainability Strategy pdf.

Business Partner Initiatives

  • Boulder Economic Council
  • Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • Innovation Center of the Rockies

Boulder Business News

Economic Vitality Photo Gallery

Crispin Porter + BoguskyInDevROZ ArchitectureTim Miller, Rally SoftwareRealDRealDRealD Company PicnicSeth Ellis ChocolatierSolar PanelsZia Consulting leadership with Colorado Companies To Watch representativesBall Aerospace satelliteBall AerospaceEetrexEVOL Foods Team on Earth DayEVOL Foods team volunteeringOffice Building

See all related photos in the Photo Gallery

“The healthy lifestyle (we take lunch hour mountain bike rides in Valmont Bike Park), the beautiful scenery, and the environmental stance of the community not only created the ideal atmosphere for HEAD employees, it matches the ethos of HEAD as a company. Our employees are happier, the environment is blossoming, and our business is booming since we moved to Boulder.”
-- Kevin Kempin, President & CEO of HEAD North America


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