2019 Annual Report

Leading Collaboration for Eagle County's Economic Vitality

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Breaking Down the Report

by President & CEO Chris Romer

We look forward to 2020 in growing our relationships, workforce and programs! Click the image to view the 2019 Annual Report.

VVP continues to revamp and revise our membership programs based on your feedback. We collaborate with numerous groups throughout the valley, the region, and the state to work together to address the biggest challenges facing our business community.

Vail Valley Works, Business Insight Series, and Big Picture Breakfast series provide a platform for members to engage in workforce development initiatives and professional development in 2020 and beyond.

Others outside the valley continue to notice our work as well. VVP was named “Best Destination Marketing Organization” by Colorado Meetings & Events and won “Honorable Mention” in a nationwide chamber competition. Our tourism development efforts continue to support our leading economic driver, and our economic development programming supports emerging businesses and entrepreneurs.


The Partnership take the lead in advancing issues and relying on local government to carry out their roles for good public policy including:
Livability Issues:
  • Community Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Early Childhood
Business Issues:
  • Transportation & Air Service
  • Workforce Development
Progress In Advocacy Efforts
  • EGE Air Alliance – new Dallas flights in spring & fall
  • Creation of Mountain Healthcare Coalition
  • Published position paper on workforce housing
  • 308 people saving on One Valley Healthcare Program
  • Supported 18 state legislative efforts; Opposed 3


Progress In Economic Development

  • Launch of Vail Valley Works workforce programs
  • 90% success rate for My Partner Career Network
  • 20 SmartBusiness Interviews 14th annual
  • Eagle County workforce study
  • Economic Leadership Counsel

Workforce Development Initiatives

  • 152 businesses engaged in workforce development 16 CareerWise Apprenticeship businesses in 3rd year


Eagle County Tourism Impact

  • $968.5 Million in travel spend in 2018-2019

Visit Vail Valley

  • Produced new vacation guide with itineraries
  • Consolidated VisitVailValley.com & VailonSale.com
  • Partnered with Inntopia to connect booking engines

Group Sales

  • Meetings & Events “Best of Colorado” Winner for Best DMO
  • 75 Total Groups on the Books for 2019
  • 16,513 Total Room Nights on the Books for 2019
  • Over 250 leads generated 63 groups booked for future years


913 VVP members invested in their businesses by engaging in the following events & programs:

  • Vail Valley Business Forums
  • One Valley Healthcare Program
  • Business Insight Series
  • Nonprofit Network
  • Lodging Quality Assurance Program
  • Leads Groups
  • Merchant Ski Pass Program
  • Member Savings Programs
  • After Hours Mixers
  • Hospitality Days
  • *New* Vail Valley Works (includes NEXT Vail Valley)
  • *New* Big Picture Breakfast (Business-2-Breakfast)