Downtown Colorado Inc. is announcing five Colorado communities awarded the 2019 Colorado Challenge Accelerator Program Awards. Colorado Challenge Program Communities have been selected based on the challenges that they are facing. Communities will receive access to a five-phase accelerator focused on turning challenges to opportunity at the DCI “In The Game” event, April 9-12 in Aspen.
The Southwest Corridor – Durango-Ouray-Silverton – was chosen to address the challenge of “Creating a sustainable business ecosystem.” Durango-Silverton-Ouray is a corridor for the brave of heart. The Million Dollar highway deters many a driver, limiting both car and train tourism to the warmer, less icy months. With the recent fire, many questions are looming about the future of small businesses in this seasonal environment.
On April 12, DCI and the Student Project Coordinators will share the findings of the Challenge Studios. Challenge Studio Communities will receive a written report with action steps for overcoming their challenge and accessing resources. This program will help facilitate lasting solutions for these communities and meaningful experiences for public affairs students.
For more information on the conference or to register to attend, visit www.downtowncoloradoinc.org/2018-conference.