Economic Development

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Silverthorne - Take a closer look...

Nestled along the Blue River, surrounded by the majestic high peaks of the Rocky Mountains and only an hour’s drive from Denver, the Town of Silverthorne offers an outstanding location for businesses of all types and sizes. More and more businesses are finding our riverfront mountain town to be a strategic location for their success.Shopping at the Outlets at Silverthorne

Tucked into Summit County, just off I-70, Silverthorne delivers endless outdoor adventure, a thriving arts and culture scene, and the most welcoming residents in the Rockies—not to mention a downtown embarking on an extensive, exciting renewal. 

Silverthorne has a proven track record as an established major retail destination, including Lowe’s, Murdoch’s, Target and the extensive (more than 102 regional and national retailers) Outlets at Silverthorne.

Intrigued? Learn more about the powerful demographics in Silverthorne. 

Vision, Mission and Goals

The Silverthorne Comprehensive Plan includes an Economic Development Element outlining the definition, vision, mission, and goals and policies for economic development in Silverthorne.  

The Town of Silverthorne defines Economic Development as the attraction, creation, and improvement of the local business environment including:

  • Encouragement of existing business to improve and upgrade,
  • Recruitment and establishment of new businesses
  • Quality development of both business and residential sectors of the community. 

Streamlined Development Review Process – We understand time is money:
Silverthorne’s recently streamlined development review process enables projects to move swiftly from concept to construction. A two-step review process keeps quality in mind but also respects the reality that time is money in the development world.

Development Incentives:
The Town of Silverthorne’s ability to provide quality municipal services and infrastructure to the Silverthorne community is directly related to the economic success of the local business community. The Town is dedicated to fostering the long term success of the local economy. Economic Development Incentives are one method which the Town may use to assist in maintaining a diverse, stable and sustainable economy. A variety of incentives may be utilized, most notably; Silverthorne’s ESTIP program is available for businesses bringing significant new sales tax revenues to the Town. Click here to learn more about Silverthorne’s ESTIP program.

The Stage Has Been Set:
The recently constructed Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, home of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, has set the stage for new development in Silverthorne. Our new Comprehensive Plan takes this vision one step further, opening up even more opportunity for creative new development in Silverthorne’s modern mountain community.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss what we have to offer your business, and to learn what your business might bring to Silverthorne. Give us a call, we’re open for business.


Ryan Hyland, Town Manager