Boulder approves Sea to Summit for $40,000 in business incentives

BOULDER — Sea to Summit, a wholesale distributor of outdoor gear,  has been approved to receive up to $40,000 in rebates for sales and use taxes and permit-related fees through the city of Boulder flexible rebate program.

The rebate program is designed to help encourage primary employers to remain and expand in Boulder. Under the program, the city manager may approve rebates of certain fees and taxes for companies that are investing in facility improvements and capital expenditures in Boulder.

Sea to Summit recently purchased a building in Flatiron Park in east Boulder that had been vacant in recent years after serving as a vehicle maintenance depot. Sea to Summit hired local architects, Arch 11, to help transform the building, which now features contemporary office space, high efficiency warehouse space and a number of energy-saving elements.

“It took a bit of courage and a lot of imagination to envision what this building could become. We’re really pleased with the outcome and grateful for the city’s support through the rebates they’ve granted us,” said Sea to Summit co-owner Shelley Dunbar.

Sea to Summit distributes camping, backpacking, travel, and paddle sports gear to specialty retailers throughout North America. The outdoor company’s customers range from national retail chains including REI, LL Bean and Cabela’s to smaller independent retailers like Neptune Mountaineering and Changes in Latitude in Boulder. Sea to Summit, since moving to Boulder in 2005 has grown to nearly 30 employees.

To receive a rebate through the flexible rebate program, companies must meet certain social, community, and environmental sustainability guidelines. Sea to Summit has indicated a commitment to these guidelines through its actions, which include purchasing 100 percent wind power to offset the environmental impact of its electricity use, encouraging employees to reduce vehicle trips, and financial and volunteer support to help restore the trails, waterways and parks damaged by the 2013 floods.

BOULDER — Sea to Summit, a wholesale distributor of outdoor gear,  has been approved to receive up to $40,000 in rebates for sales and use taxes and permit-related fees through the city of Boulder flexible rebate program.

The rebate program is designed to help encourage primary employers to remain and expand in Boulder. Under the program, the city manager may approve rebates of certain fees and taxes for companies that are investing in facility improvements and capital expenditures in Boulder.

Sea to Summit recently purchased a building in Flatiron Park in east Boulder that had been vacant in recent years after serving as a vehicle maintenance depot. Sea to Summit hired local architects, Arch 11, to help transform the building, which now features contemporary office space, high efficiency warehouse space and a number of energy-saving elements.

“It took a bit of courage and a lot of imagination to envision what this building could become. We’re really pleased with the outcome and grateful for the city’s support through the rebates they’ve granted us,” said Sea to Summit co-owner Shelley Dunbar.

Sea to Summit distributes camping, backpacking, travel, and paddle sports gear to specialty retailers throughout North America. The outdoor company’s customers range from national retail chains including REI, LL Bean and Cabela’s to smaller independent retailers like Neptune Mountaineering and Changes in Latitude in Boulder. Sea to Summit, since moving to Boulder in 2005 has grown to nearly 30 employees.

To receive a rebate through the flexible rebate program, companies must meet certain social, community, and…