BUSINESS IN GUNNISON CRESTED BUTTE

A NEW TAKE ON MOUNTAIN LIVING

Some define happiness by their job title and salary, while others pursue their quality of life. Our community combines the best of both worlds by fostering a growing outdoor industry business hub in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

The Gunnison Valley, which includes the towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte, is a vibrant, welcoming community of entrepreneurs and adventurers. Although geographically isolated by mountains, we’re deeply connected with our surrounding environment, neighbors and growing community. This is the kind of place where hard work is rewarded, whether that means a day on the mountain or at the office.

BUSINESS RESOURCES

COWORKING, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE 

There are several local resources available to businesses of all sizes in Gunnison Crested Butte. Whether you’re looking to build a small business or relocate an existing one, there are many amenities throughout Gunnison County and Colorado to support you.

Cost of Living in Gunnison Crested Butte

How Gunnison County compares to other mountain communities

We’ve compiled a handful of economic development data points to showcase how much it costs to live and do business in the Gunnison Valley. Looking for something that’s not here? Let us know.

Mountain Made. Community Built.

NEVER-NEVERLAND

When you’re surrounded by the raw and rugged West Elk Mountains day and night, they start to creep into your soul. The Never-Neverland video series tells the stories of people who work and play in Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado. These characters are emblematic of the passion people hold for Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley.

HOME TO 4 REAL MOUNTAIN TOWNS

Come for the trails, stay for the laid-back mountain-town atmosphere found in our beautiful valley. Gunnison is a vibrant college town with a growing business district and a rich history of ranching. Crested Butte is an alpine hamlet steeped in mining history and full of quirky shops and cozy restaurants. Near the resort, Mt. Crested Butte hosts a wealth of convenient alpine activities. Almont is the quaint rural town you’ve never heard of, but will forever stick with you.

EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOOD

VAST PUBLIC LANDS

Enjoy 2+ million acres of public lands, a collection of state and national parks, and a world-class ski resort located right in your back yard. With this kind of access to the outdoors, embracing a work hard, play hard lifestyle is easy.

Whether you’re into skiing, biking, rafting, fishing or hiking there’s a corner of the Gunnison Valley for you.

HOME TO BIG DREAMERS AND DOERS

Work hard, Play hard

COMMUNITY VALUES

In the Gunnison Valley, we prioritize life-work balance. The opportunity to get outside and enjoy our space every day is a key reason we all live here. Our Community Values are a reflection of this philosophy.

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Work

Gunnison Crested Butte is home to a tight-knit business community, a growing outdoor industry hub and several resources to help your business succeed. 

Learn

For a valley with a population of just under 16,000 people, our community has an abundance of access to higher education, K-12 and additional learning opportunities to explore.

Thinking of moving to Gunnison Crested Butte?

Contact our Economic Development Team

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