Economic development

Durango-La Plata County Airport looks at expansion plans

An array of long-term planning options to guide expansion and development of a more efficient terminal and grounds at the Durango-La Plata County Airport were presented to the public Monday evening...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio nonprofit joins prestigious rural development initiative

IGNACIO – Community leader Kasey Correia will go to West Virginia next week for a national rural design summit as part of Ignacio’s recent acceptance into Colorado’s Rural Technical Assistance...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New 28-lot RV park and tavern proposed near Trimble Lane

A local developer has proposed a new 28-lot RV park and tavern near Trimble Lane, about 10 miles north of Durango. According to county records, the project – called Willow Springs RV Resort – would...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five Southwest Colorado startups unveiled

Five new Southwest Colorado startups were unveiled this week to investors, and two young companies offered presentations seeking a second round of funding. The firms were part of the 2019 class of...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango looks at a new tool for development

Attainable housing, investment in deteriorating parts of town and a new business park could all develop more quickly and less expensively through an Urban Renewal Authority. About 50 community...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Development north of Durango Mall receives initial approval

Developers got initial approval from the city to develop a 6-acre vacant lot north of the Durango Mall into a new commercial business park. A conceptual plan approved Tuesday by Durango City...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Creative district selects community hubs to highlight

A boundary line has been proposed as part of a new creative district meant to spur artistic innovation and spark economic investment in town. The creative district is expected to encompass...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield calls on Durango to rejoin economic council

As a regional council of governments considers expanding its interstate partnerships, Bayfield Town Board members pointed to the city of Durango as an important – and lacking – voice in furthering...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield debates priorities for downtown development

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield business community is at a crossroads: The town is ripe for more business development, but residents also want to maintain the economic viability and community charm that...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed internet finally arrives to village north of Purgatory Resort

The arrival of high-speed internet has been less than speedy for some residents in Southwest Colorado, including a small village near the La Plata-San Juan county line. But residents and businesses...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economic development group for La Plata County hires interim director

The La Plata County Economic Development Alliance, a nonprofit that works with public agencies and private businesses to grow jobs and diversify the local economy, plans to hire an interim...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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