Living in Western Garfield County
A Beautiful Place to do Business
Nestled along I-70 in Western Colorado’s bustling Colorado River Valley, Rifle New Castle and Parachute are populated by a skilled workforce with an exceptional quality of life.
Traditionally a western valley in every sense of the word, Western Garfield County’s municipalities are supported and surrounded by a pro-growth demographic who know and support the realm of business opportunity in the region.
With major employers in health care, education, construction and oil and gas, the area has grown from charming western cities and towns to main players shaping the economic future of the Western Slope. Looking toward new investments in a concert approach of oil and gas and clean energy expansion, as well as new business and commercial opportunities, Western Garfield County is poised at an enviable position for all facets of development.
In the Middle of Things
Western Garfield County is located on one of the nation’s major transportation routes, Interstate 70. Union Pacific Railroad (map) frames the valley and Garfield County Regional Airport (map) is the preferred General Aviation Mountain Business Jet Airport in Colorado.
Located three hours from metropolitan Denver, one hour from Grand Junction and ninety minutes from both Aspen-Snowmass and Vail-Beaver Creek Ski Areas (map), Western Garfield County is situated perfectly between the comings and goings of Colorado’s major business, tourism and recreation destinations. RREDC’s municipalities are privileged to occupy a prime locale on Colorado’s Western Slope.