Speaking Locally 2017

Forecast for the Future: Using Demographic Data to Plan for Eagle County

Wed Jun 14, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Video

Demography may sound boring, but understanding demographic data is critical to planning for our community’s future and State Demographer Elizabeth Garner makes it interesting while sharing important facts and insights.

The State Demography Office is the primary state agency for population and demographic information. Its data are used by state agencies to forecast demand for facilities and services. These data are also used by local governments and nonprofit organizations in the state to anticipate growth or decline and to plan and develop programs and community resources.

This program will review demographic trends in Colorado and Eagle County today and in the future, and will examine the potential resulting impacts and opportunities, answering the question: what are the forecasts for population change, aging, the labor force and jobs?

This program is part of the 2017 Vail Valley Business Forum and is presented in partnership with the Vail Valley Partnership and Colorado Mountain College – Vail Valley.

This program is sponsored in part by Vail Valley Medical Center.

Note! There will be a 30-minute reception at 5:00 p.m. The talk begins at 5:30 p.m.


Event Video


Chris Romer

Chris Romer

President and CEO

Vail Valley Partnership

Elizabeth Garner

Elizabeth Garner

State Demographer

Colorado Department of Local Affairs