Our Vision

Summit Prosperity Initiative


Our vision is to create an inclusive and prosperous community where anyone can live, work, play and thrive in Summit County.

The Goals of the initiative are to:

  1. Develop a long term framework to support county-wide collaboration to become an inclusive, resilient and healthy community supported by a diversified and year-round economy
  2. Engage local businesses, non-profits, residents, and governmental agencies to support economic prosperity for all.
  3. Identify and support community projects that have regional economic significance.

Based on information gathered from the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), the CU Leeds School of Business, the State Demographer’s Office, the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), plus statistics gathered within the county — it’s clear – our community is in crisis. Many residents in Summit County are not prospering and can’t even cover the basics for self-sufficiency. We have an opportunity to develop higher-pay wages, support local business growth and provide more resources, mentorship and education.

Our mission is to work collaboratively with the entire community to develop plans enabling all Summit county residents to thrive.