The Northwest Colorado region is one of the premier regions on the Western Slope of Colorado, drawing economic vitality from the region’s natural resource opportunities and western heritage. Quality of life, access to the wild beauty of the region, and boundless outdoor recreational opportunities connect: Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties.  Communities create robust economies by offering quality jobs, encouraging greater capital investment through the attraction, expansion and retention of primary businesses, and maintaining the heritage and character of the region. Northwest Colorado supports and encourages entrepreneurial westerners inspired by natural resources, landscapes and quality of life as it strives to be the premiere region for economic growth and diversity.