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businessman sitting on a charge at the top of a precipitous ledge   Welcome to Garfield County
We are a county that has room to grow, is workforce ready, and offers world class outdoors!
• Garfield County Profile
Fast facts-|

Colorado is in the top ten fastest growing states in population.
US Census Bureau-|

County business and demographics


County demographics
Colorado State Demographer Elizabeth Garner shared state data on Garfield County with the commissioners and the community. The data reveals population and data trends for the county, and included economic driver forecasts.
State Demographer slides-|

County Business Patterns website
County Business Patterns website

Census Bureau's County Business Patterns show overall growth in employment

APRIL 19, 2018 – Construction led all sectors in the largest rate of employment growth with an increase of 5.0 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to new U.S. Census Bureau economic statistics released today. Overall, construction employment grew from 6.0 million in 2015 to 6.3 million in 2016. In addition, annual payroll in Construction grew 6.5 percent from $348.6 billion in 2015 to $371.3 billion in 2016; and average payroll per employee grew 1.4 percent from $58,020 to $58,824.

These statistics come from the 2016 County Business Patterns (CBP), which provides detailed annual information on the number of establishments, first quarter employment, and first quarter and annual payroll at the national, state, metropolitan area, county and congressional district levels for nearly 1,200 industries defined by the North American Industry Classification System.
2018 Census Bureau full press release-|

Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado developed a statewide economic development initiative. Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade-|
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 101
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601

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


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