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businessman sitting on a charge at the top of a precipitous ledge   Welcome to Garfield County
• Room to grow
• Workforce ready
• World class outdoors
Fast facts-|

Colorado is in the top ten fastest growing states in population since 2011.
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County business and demographics


Economic recovery
Garfield County Commissioners received new data from the State of Colorado Demography Office December 16. Garfield County is experiencing a slow economic recovery, and attracting people to work in education, health services, management and agriculture.
Garfield County demographics-|

The Census Bureau has updated the Measuring America County Business and Demographics Map. The map provides an interactive, easy-to-understand overview of how many types of businesses are in any community. The map includes 2011 County Business Patterns statistics combined with demographic statistics from the 2010 Census. County Business Patterns provides annual statistics on businesses with paid employees within the U.S. and Puerto Rico. These statistics provide the only detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employees, and quarterly and annual payroll for nearly 1,200 industries covered at the national, state and county levels.
For more detailed information on County Business Patterns, including how the data are collected, coverage and methodology, and industry detail, please visit the County Business Patterns website.

Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado developed a statewide economic development initiative. Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade-|

Census news
9/24/13 - Quarterly tax revenue statistics on property, sales, license, income and other taxes
12/20/12 - Colorado is in top ten of fastest growing states in population since 2011
12/20/12 - Census Bureau reports hunting, fishing and watching wildlife up 3%, is 1% of gross domestic product
2/2/12 - US Census Bureau reports post-recession growth in 10 of 11 service sectors

for business

Garfield County is in the Northwest Enterprise Zone as identified by Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado and offers tax credits and employer incentives.

Garfield County Administration
108 8th Street, Suite 213
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601

970-945-5004 | phone
970-945-7785 | fax


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