Big Picture Breakfasts

Program Description & Events

Eagle County is a unique place to live and work. We face challenges and enjoy advantages not found in most regions of Colorado. As legislation passes in Denver and new trends sweep the state, where does Eagle County fit in? Join us for our newest event series – Big Picture Breakfasts! These quarterly events will focus on issues, trends & developments at the national, state and regional levels and the effects they may have on the business climate here in Eagle County.

For more information regarding the Big Picture Breakfasts, please contact: or call Lauren Emenaker at 970-477-4007.

Next Big Picture Breakfast:

Demographic Update

Presented By: Elizabeth Garner, State Demographer

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Where: Vail Public Library

Session Description: 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.


Big Picture Breakfasts are free for VVP members to attend, $20 for non-members. RSVPs are required.

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