VAIL, COLORADO :: THE PREMIER MOUNTAIN RESORT COMMUNITY
With world renowned skiing, diverse shops and restaurants, luxurious accommodations, the nation's largest free bus system, and breath-taking mountain views, Vail is arguably the finest resort destination in the world.
Vail Mountain is home to 5,305 permanent residents, 5,000 part-time property owners, and over 725,000 annual visitors. Together, they share and value a lifestyle that combines one of the best alpine resorts in the world with a friendly, small-town feel that is a pedestrian-friendly and bustling with foot traffic. Founded in 1962, Vail boasts 300 days of sunshine per year and bountiful recreational, cultural, professional opportunities. From golf, rafting, and hiking in the summer to snow sports in the winter, there’s always something to do in Vail.
See for yourself, Vail is a great place to invest in, live, and visit!
The Town of Vail posted strong financial results for 2013 as the local economy continued to recover from the national recession, strengthened by the benefits of redevelopment and a focus on special events. Sales tax, a strong indicator of the town’s economic vitality, reached $22 million in 2013, a 10% increase over 2013 and a 12% increase over the pre-recession high reached in 2008.
Vail is preparing to welcome the world with the 2015 World Championships, an event second only to the Olympics. The Town of Vail, businesses, and non-profits are putting the finishing touches on projects that will not only enhance the championships, but also have lasting appeal for guests and locals.
The town of Vail values its relationships with the business community and supports local and externally-owned businesses that serve Vail’s residents and visitors. The Town works closely with its economic partners including Vail Resorts, Inc.; Vail Valley Medical Center; Vail Valley Foundation; to name just a few.
The programs and events of the Vail Valley Foundation attract tens of thousands of visitors to the Valley annually, while garnering worldwide media coverage. The total positive economic impact of this is considerable, reaching $82.1 million in 2013. Most importantly, the VVF’s efforts enrich and enhance the community for both residents and guests.
Vail Valley Medical Center is an inter-department network of affiliated health services, which include two notable private clinics. In 2009 an economic impact analysis indicated that while the hospital contributed $6 million annually to the local economy, VVMC’s most significant value is in intangible benefits not captured by an economic analysis such as access and proximity to high quality medical care and emergency services.