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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: Fresh Eyes on Boulder’s Resilient and Evolving Economy

By courtney.warford | January 29, 2024

Originally published by BizWest on January 29, 2024.  It is day 14 as I write this article in my new role as the Boulder Chamber’s Vice President of Economic Vitality and Executive Director for the Boulder Economic Council. Arriving from South Florida, I was greeted by mountains that touched the sky, a vibrant Boulder community,…

Boulder Chamber Welcomes Joseph E. Hovancak as Its New Vice President of Economic Vitality

By courtney.warford | January 2, 2024

Boulder Chamber Welcomes Joseph E. Hovancak as Its New Vice President of Economic Vitality The Boulder Chamber is pleased to announce Joseph E. Hovancak has been selected as the new Vice President of Economic Vitality. An accomplished economic development executive and dedicated community champion, Hovancak’s innovative economic vitality experience includes building vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems and…

Boulder Chamber’s Apprentice Sponsorships Address Critical Workforce Needs

By courtney.warford | September 26, 2023

As the State’s Office of the Future of Work takes control of all active apprenticeships in Colorado – effective July 1st – the Boulder Chamber continues to work with industry leaders and partners in higher education to develop apprenticeship pathways that address critical workforce needs in the Boulder Area.   These pathways remain registered with the U.S. Department…