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COLORADO RIVER VALLEY
ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
PARTNERSHIP
Parachute  •  Battlement Mesa  •  Rifle  •  Silt  •  New Castle  •  Garfield County
NO LIMITS COLORADO
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Welcome to
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BUILDING ECONOMIC PROSPERITY FROM THE GROUND UP

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the Flight & Free-Fall
Capital of Colorado
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Future Home
of the
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The Colorado River Valley Economic Development Partnership (CRVEDP) is a coalition of regional stakeholders dedicated to building community and regional prosperity throughout Western Garfield County.

Working closely with state agencies, municipal and county government, higher learning institutions, and public/private partners — our work is focused on cultivating an affordable economic landscape ideal for workforce housing, quality healthcare, good-paying jobs, entrepreneurial ecosystems, multi-cultural belonging, & opportunities for upward mobility.




              Become the First "Flight & Free-Fall Capital of Colorado"

Phase 1: US Military, Wildland Fire & Professional Rescuer Training 

Focus 1: US Air Force Special Warfare Pararescue Training + Smokejumper & Wildland Firefighter Training 
Focus 2: Wildland Firefighter Pilot Training (Fixed Wing & Helicopter) 


Phase 2: Civilian & Recreational Aerial Sport & Aviation Applications 
Focus 1: Skydiving + Base Jumping + Paragliding + Paramotor + Hang Gliding + Helicopter + Fixed Wing Flight
Focus 2: Pilot & Aviation Mechanic Training Academy + Competitions + Festivals + Licensure & Certifications


Phase 3: Aviation Industry Light Manufacturing 
Focus 1: Renewable Propulsion + Safety Equipment + Soft Goods Manufacturing + Hangar Manufacturing
Focus 2: Industry Research & Development (R&D)

Proposal   

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Parachute, Colorado (Source: WorldPopulationReview.com)

Average Household Income          $51,986

Growth Rate Since 2020 Census    4.32%

Median Rental Costs                       $854/mo

Median House Value                       $194,600

Median Age                                     32.8 Males  |  31 Females

Poverty Rate                                     20.62%

Rifle, Colorado (Source: WorldPopulationReview.com)

Average Household Income          $73,113

Growth Rate Since 2020 Census    2.41%

Median Rental Costs                       $1,040/mo

Median House Value                       $275,700

Median Age                                     32.4 Males  |  30.5 Females

Poverty Rate                                     7.55%

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New Castle, Colorado (Source: WorldPopulationReview.com)

Average Household Income          $103,058

Growth Rate Since 2020 Census    1.63%

Median Rental Costs                       $1,377/mo

Median House Value                       $384,800

Median Age                                     32.2 Males  |  31.5 Females

Poverty Rate                                     4.10%

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Battlement Mesa, Colorado (Source: WorldPopulationReview.com)

Average Household Income          $84,583

Growth Rate Since 2020 Census    3.57%

Median Rental Costs                       $774/mo

Median House Value                       $207,200

Median Age                                     32.2 Males  |  40.9 Females

Poverty Rate                                     4.17%

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Silt, Colorado (Source: WorldPopulationReview.com)

Average Household Income          $70,974

Growth Rate Since 2020 Census    3.45%

Median Rental Costs                       $1,439/mo

Median House Value                       $301,900

Median Age                                     30.8 Males  |  31.5 Females

Poverty Rate                                     7.74%

Garfield County, Colorado              Local Weather

Garfield County Economic Update

Colorado Mesa University, Q1 2022

Garfield County Profile

2020 United States Census Bureau

Regional Industry Reports

Strategic Airport Competitive Economic Development

  Final Study and Financial Operations Pro-Forma Plan, 2010

Garfield County Economic Overview

  Colorado Workforce Center, 2022

Garfield County Comprehensive Plan 2030 | Housing Appendix

  Garfield County, 2022

West Mountain Regional Housing Coalition

  Serving Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield Counties, 2022

Office of Economic Development & International Trade

  Key Industries of Colorado, 2022

K-12 Schools                 

Garfield RE-2

Garfield District 16

 

Post-Secondary Schools

Colorado Mountain College

CMC First Responders & Public Safety

Educational Pathways to Innovative Careers (EPIC)

Regional Transportation Hub

Rifle Garfield County Airport        Elevation 5,536'

Eagle County Regional Airport     Elevation 6,547'

BNSF Rail

Amtrak

Greyhound

Public Lands

Bureau of Land Management

White River National Forest, USFS

Key Partnering Colorado Agencies

Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT)

Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE)

Area Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC)

Hospitals & Health Care

Grand River Health Clinic West, Parachute / Battlement Mesa

Grand River Health, Rifle Hospital District

Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs

Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen
St. Mary's Medical Center, Grand Junction

Grand Junction VA Medical Center, Grand Junction

Mountain Family Health Centers

State Designated Trauma Centers

Mountain Family Health Centers

Aspen Hope Center

Mind Springs Health

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Administrative Contact

Evan Zislis

Director of Community Engagement

Aspen Institute

970.366.2532

Evan.Zislis@AspenInstitute.org

REGIONAL PARTNERS

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