Mining Aspen for Ideas

The City of Aspen wants your ideas for stimulating Aspen’s economy through special events and other items that enhance the visitor’s experience to town.

Last year, the City of Aspen was able to fund some new and existing events with stimulus dollars. The program was successful, the the Aspen City Council has asked the City to provide the program again.

Funding events in 2010 cost the city about $100,000 but provided nearly $3 million in market revenues for local businesses.

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2011 funding is Friday, January 7, at 5 p.m.

The proposals will then be vetted through a committee consisting of Aspen Chamber Resort Association officials, City staff and members of the public. Those recommended by the committee will then be presented to Aspen City Council for possible implementation and funding. Click here for a list of items that the review committee will be considering.

Have questions? Call Barry at 970-920-5296 or email him at

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