BUSINESS IN GUNNISON CRESTED BUTTE

A NEW TAKE ON MOUNTAIN LIVING

Some define happiness by their job title and salary, while others pursue 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 community of entrepreneurs and adventurers. 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 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 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.

Mountain Made. Community Built.

NEVER-NEVERLAND

When you’re surrounded by the raw and rugged West Elk Mountains day and night, you start to feel like part of them. 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 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 ranching history. 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 a quaint small town that will stay with you long after you leave.

Mountain biking in the aspens in Crested Butte, Colorado

EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOOD

VAST PUBLIC LANDS

Enjoy millions of acres of public lands, a national park and a world-class ski resort right in your backyard. With this kind of access to the outdoors it’s easy to embrace a work hard, play hard lifestyle. Whether you’re into skiing, biking, rafting, fishing or hiking, the Gunnison Valley has incredible access.

HOME TO BIG DREAMERS AND DOERS

Work hard, Play hard

Hiking at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, Colorado

COMMUNITY VALUES

We prioritize life-work balance in the Gunnison Valley. The opportunity to get outside and enjoy the outdoors every day is a benefit of living here. 

ICELab Lounge

Work

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

Learning in Gunnison, Colorado

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.

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