The largest single employer in Buena Vista is the Buena Vista Correctional Complex, a medium security state prison. Most businesses have less than 10 employees. There are four banks and a number of investment companies here as well. With high-speed Internet available, there is a growing interest in home-based businesses. Recently an organic farm, a goat and cheese farm, a brewery and a whiskey distillery have been added to our coffee roastery that has been here a while. All are part of our “home grown” push for the area. Tourism is very important to Buena Vista. The population swells in the summer when the summer residents and summer employees arrive.
The Buena Vista Chamber’s official website is www.buenavistacolorado.org. Information can also be found on www.fourteenernet.com. The site has links to many sites both local and county. Mobile apps and websites are being developed to assist you while you are here. Most of our restaurants and coffee shops, as well as the library offer free Wi-Fi.