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What is Boulder Together?

Boulder Together is a strategic multi-year initiative of the Boulder Chamber designed to address the highest priority areas of Boulder's economic and community need. Our local business leaders have pledged their support and investment in collaboration with community partners to achieve the goals in each of these strategic focus areas.

Join us today and be part of a brighter, Boulder future!

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Quality Business

CHALLENGES

  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Long Commutes
  • Impacts of Remote Work

GOALS

  • More Housing Options
  • Improve Commercial Real Estate Projects
  • Emphasize Diverse Economic Ecosystem

FACTS

  • Over 10% Vacancy in Office Space, Q4, 2020
  • In 2020, Boulder experienced an 8% drop in retail sales tax

STRATEGIES

  • More innovative housing opportunities
  • "Business is Vital" campaign
  • Expedite permitting
HOUSING UNITS
POLICIES REVIEWED

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Be part of a brighter, Boulder future!

Workforce

CHALLENGES

  • Skill gaps across industries
  • Limited training opportunities
  • Increased technology literacy

GOALS

  • Meet workforce demand
  • Regional partnerships
  • Program development
  • Access to opportunities

FACTS

  • Computer and Math talent is 10x the number of applicants for these positions
  • 2020 saw an 193% increase in job seekers

STRATEGIES

  • Talent Gap Analysis
  • Collaborate Regionally
  • Increase work-based learning
  • Connect the talent pipeline
REGISTERED CAREERS
COMPLETED APPRENTICES

Get involved with Workforce Initiatives.

The Boulder Chamber Economic Council leads several programs supporting local workforce.

Community Infrastructure

CHALLENGES

  • Traffic congestion
  • Broadband Connectivity
  • Remote Work

GOALS

  • Stronger planning
  • Provide convenient mobility options
  • Transit improvements

FACTS

  • 55K+ daily commuters
  • F-Rating of travel corridors
  • Lack of funding

STRATEGIES

  • Secure funding for travel corridors
  • Customized transit solutions for business
MILEAGE OF ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL
MILES OF FIBER OPTICS

Contact our transportation and infrastructure experts.

Boulder Chamber Transportation Connections supports regional workforce mobility needs.

Boulder Together News

Boulder Chamber Announces New Transportation Connections Associate Executive Director and Business Outreach Manager, Darcy Kitching 

By courtney.warford | June 11, 2024

The Boulder Chamber is pleased to announce the promotion of Darcy Kitching to a new leadership role in its mobility policy and program activities: Transportation Connections Associate Executive Director and Business Outreach Manager. Previously, Kitching served as a transportation demand management outreach specialist, supporting Transportation Connections’ work with the City of Boulder, the Denver Regional…

Boulder Together First Quarter Recap

By courtney.warford | June 10, 2024

As spring ends and summer is in full swing in Boulder, the Boulder Chamber team is diligently working on projects to advance Boulder Together’s mobility, housing, and workforce development goals. With impressive progress, the team has secured policy wins in housing, worked to pilot short-term micro-mobility solutions, and plans to expand our workforce in two…

Tayer: “At Least Somebody Cares”

By courtney.warford | June 4, 2024

The Boulder Chamber Christopher Woods/BizWest Originally published by BizWest on May 31, 2024.  This is the type of column I love to write … with a positive message about collaboration between our business community and city government. In this case, I’m referencing the work of Brad Mueller and his team in Planning and Development Services.…