Rio Blanco County Economic Development
Katelin Cook, Economic Development Coordinator
(970) 878-9474

The mission of the Rio Blanco County Economic Development Committee is to diversify and sustain our economy by partnering with public and private entities. This will be accomplished by building a business friendly environment, elevating the quality of life, leveraging competitive advantages to retain, grow and recruit business while cultivating and enhancing business opportunities throughout Rio Blanco County.

Recent News:


May 11, 2015 - Rio Blanco County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution temporarily suspending impact fees for all development permits issued from May 11, 2015 through February 8, 2016. This action is the latest in the Commissioner’s pursuit to improve Rio Blanco County’s economic situation and encourage development and business expansion.

To read the full press release, please CLICK HERE.

February, 2015 - The economic development directors of Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties announce the release of a report outlining measures of the economic activity associated with coal mining and associated electrical power generation in the three-county Yampa-White River Region of Northwest Colorado. The report, prepared by economist Gary Horvath, with primary funding from the Economic Development Council of Colorado and sponsorship by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, is intended to establish a shared and objective set of metrics to educate communities about the economic impacts of the coal and electrical power generation industries and inform public policy discussions about the future of the coal industry.

To read the full report, click on the following link:

Sales Tax & Economic Indicator Reports:

Demographic & Community Information:

Business Resources:

Tax credits for businesses - Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program

Click here for the EZ Program Fact Sheet

What is the purpose of the EZ Program?

The Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program was created by Colorado Legislature (C.R.S. Title 39, Article 30) to promote a business friendly environment in economically distressed areas by offering state income tax credits that incentivize businesses to locate and further develop, and non‐profit organizations to assist with the needs of these communities. Taxpayers investing in Enterprise Zones can earn a credit on their Colorado income tax by planning and executing specific economic development activities.

The Associated Governments of NW Colorado (AGNC) manages the EZ program for our area. Businesses must contact Maria King with AGNC to discuss/learn about EZ program and get pre-certified for projects/activities that will earn tax credits.

Maria King, AGNC Administrative Assistant and Enterprise Zone Administrator

Office: 970-285-7630
Fax: 970-285-0292


Site Selection:
Commercial Property
Let Rio Blanco County serve as your first point of contact when looking to expand or relocate your business! We have representatives available to provide information, demographic data, resources and other services you may need to prove that Rio Blanco County is the place for you and your business.

Represented properties are listed with local real estate brokers. All data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.
CLICK HERE to view available properties. Search for Rio Blanco County, Rangely or Meeker for commercial property availability.

Rio Blanco County Real Estate Agents:
Brooks Realty - (970) 878-5858 -
Meeker Realty - (970) 878-5165 -
Backcountry Realty - (970) 878-4715 -
Western Exposures Realty - (970) 878-5877 -
Sleepy Cat Mountain Real Estate - (970) 878-5258 -
Raven Realty - (970) 675-2299 -

Doing Business Here:

Relocate Your Business...Grow Your Business...Start Your Business

Rio Blanco County is a great place to do business, grow a family, retire, and enjoy life to the fullest. Check out the information below for demographic and community details.

CLICK HERE to download the Rio Blanco County Community Profile!

Interested in business incentives or Business Assistance programs? CLICK HERE for more information.

Looking to start a business? Look no further! Rio Blanco County is proud to offer Small Business Development Centers in Meeker and Rangely. Contact the Meeker or Rangely Chamber of Commerce, and visit to get started today. Free services include one-on-one consulting on a variety of topics, including business plan development, marketing, site selection, HR practices, and more.

Living Here:
Welcome Home! Rio Blanco County is waiting for you!

Safe communities, strong schools, recreational offerings at your back door and lifestyle are a few of the reasons residents love living here. Check out the following resources to learn why you will love Rio Blanco County too!

Cost of Living

Looking for a relocation information? Contact the local Chambers of Commerce to get started.
Meeker Chamber of Commerce
(970) 878-5510

Rangely Chamber of Commerce
(970) 675-5290