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.

Previous Big Picture Breakfast:

Regional Gap Analysis with Jon Stavney and Rachel Lunney

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How does Eagle County stack up against our neighboring counties? Learn more about the similarities and differences that make each county unique and successful in their own way. We will take a look at economic indicators within each county, as well as other frequently discussed issues such as housing.

Impacts of Front Range Growth with Steve Coffin

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Colorado’s Front Range population is growing. Many of those moving here are doing what Coloradans have done for generations – heading to the mountains to ski, hike, camp and otherwise recreate. The consequences can be seen in increasingly congested trails, impacts to wildlife and the environment, conflicts between uses and users, and more. Colorado is at risk of losing what makes it so special – the ability to enjoy our mountains and all they offer.

This presentation discussed a unique and collaborative approach to addressing this challenge that is being pursued in the north-central Front Range. Steve Coffin, a private sector consultant and long-time Coloradan concerned about this issue, talked about a three-part strategy he is coordinating that includes systemic change in how public lands are managed, convening civic and community leaders, and engaging the support of elected officials. The model the north-central Front Range is pursuing is a potential model for other challenged areas in Colorado to utilize.

Demographic Update with Elizabeth Garner, State Demographer

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Attendees joined 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.

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Member Minute: Paul Abling

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