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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

Join Our Community of Investors!

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

The Boulder Chamber View: Innovative Solutions to Office Vacancies — A Multifaceted Approach

By courtney.warford | March 25, 2024

Originally published by Daily Camera on March 25, 2024.  For the first 20 years of my life, I lived in a small, but bustling downtown area. My parents owned two retail shops in the central corridor, and I recall the importance of employees from local offices who filled the streets, patronizing our local restaurants and…

Boulder Chamber Commemorates Visionary Leaders at Celebration of Leadership

By courtney.warford | March 14, 2024

Boulder Chamber Commemorates Visionary Leaders at Celebration of Leadership On March 13, the Dairy Arts Center played host to the Boulder Chamber’s prestigious annual Celebration of Leadership, where outstanding community and business leaders were honored for their innovation and impact.  With a tradition spanning over four decades, the Boulder Chamber gathered leaders who played pivotal…

Tayer: Minimum Wage — Substantive Engagement v. Checking a Box

By courtney.warford | March 10, 2024

Boulder Chamber Welcomes Joseph E. Hovancak as Its New Vice President of Economic Vitality Have you ever felt like someone really didn’t care what you think? You know, they may ask if you mind that they run their lawn mower at 7 a.m. on Sunday, and it isn’t electric. It’s more of a heads-up than…