Local Business Development and Resources

Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation's primary goal is to provide traction for startups, businesses interested in relocating to Chaffee County and existing businesses gearing up for expansion. Each business owner or entrepreneur that contacts the CCEDC is assigned a board member who facilitates the process of site location, planning, permits, financial assistance-whatever is needed to get your business on the road to success in the shortest period of time.

Chaffee County Economy Overview

2015 Chaffee County Economic Overview: this comprehensive report includes county demographics, jobs by industry, average earnings by industry, gross regional product (GRP), region imports and exports, educational attainment, largest openings/completion gaps, and top regional businesses.

2015 Chaffee County GIS Industry/Jobs Report

2015 Chaffee County GIS Demographics Report

Land Use Codes

Below find links to City and County Land Use Codes and Regulations. These links contain supplemental reference materials to assist planners in determining which area or community is the best fit.

Chaffee County Planning and Zoning 
City of Salida Zoning and Land Use 
Buena Vista Municipal Code  
Poncha Springs Land Use Code

Entrepreneurial Resources
Colorado Leading Edge Entrepreneur and Start Up Business Training Program

CSU School of Business - Center for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado

Colorado Alliance for Microenterprise Initiatives

CTEK (Capitol, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge)

Small Business Development Center - Chaffee County

Other Resources

Colorado Enterprise Zone Program

2010 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
Coming Soon! 2016 CEDS report will be available in December 2016

Southern Colorado Economic Development District 


Not finding what you need here? Contact our office directly so that we may provide you with available data and information.




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Phone: 719.239.2018    Fax: 719.239.2019   Cell: 719.207.0801
339 E Highway 50, Suite 103, Salida, Colorado 81201

Web site partially supported by an U A Enterprise Zone Grant