Big Picture Breakfast: Demographic Update

Big Picture Breakfast: Demographic Update

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8:30 – 9:00am: Networking & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45am: Presentation
9:45 – 10:00am: Q&A

Vail Public Library
292 W Meadow Dr.
Vail, CO 81657

With: Elizabeth Garner, State Demographer

Join us for a review of demographic trends in Eagle County, and Colorado as a whole. What do the forecasts say about population, economy and labor force? Learn about the impacts and opportunities that arise from these trends.

Elizabeth Garner is the State Demographer with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, an agency focused on strengthening the capacity of Colorado’s communities and local governments. She leads the State Demography Office, which produces population and economic estimates and forecasts for use by state agencies and local governments. Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience analyzing population and economic trends in the state, and her current areas of research include aging in Colorado, characteristics of migration, and poverty. Elizabeth is an economist and received her B.A. in Business at the University of San Diego, her masters in Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. She is also a Colorado native, something only 43% of the state’s population can claim.

The State Demography Office is the primary state agency for population and demographic information. Its data are used by state agencies to forecast demand for facilities and services. These data are also used by local governments and non-profit organizations in the state to anticipate growth or decline and to plan and develop programs and community resources. The office’s location in the Department of Local Affairs insures that its data and information is developed in ways that account for local input and needs. The office makes the data publicly available on their website, answers requests for economic and demographic data and provides training workshops on accessing and using the data.

Big Picture Breakfasts are complimentary for VVP members and $20 for non-members. RSVPs are required – please RSVP on the form below!



All Copper Level members and above, who are able to accommodate up to 70 people, can host a Big Picture Breakfast by contacting Events and Office Manager Lauren Emenaker at or 970-477-4007 for more information. Breakfast hosts provide food and giveaways.