Presentation to the Rural Workforce Investment Board

Garrett Fisher presented to the Rural Workforce Investment Board on April 16 in Dillon, CO. The subject was an update on findings from the initial scheduling of Startup Weekend Breckenridge, updates on its rescheduling, New Tech, and a developing thesis by the Institute regarding mountain region economic development. In summary, increasing tourism drives upward pressure on real estate prices which, in turn, makes it harder to provide adequate wages for local support jobs. Economic development that increases tourism or has real estate footprint is best to be avoided. Stay tuned for updates as an in-depth analysis will materialize in print in the near future.