Economic development

New business incubator coming to downtown Durango

A new downtown business incubator, the Launch Pad, is planned in the 1100 block of Main Avenue by a longtime Durango family, the Turners. Launch Pad will offer flexible office space in some 5,000...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango landscape architects integrate form and function

As Southwest Colorado’s decades-long economic evolution from resources extraction and ranching to recreational, historical and agricultural tourism and retirement communities continues, towns are...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Nonprofits turn to individuals, grants when business donations decline

La Plata County nonprofits have been challenged by business consolidations and declines in the oil and gas industry, but they are expected to be a resilient sector of the economy.

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to annex tiny home village

Durango’s city limits are poised to grow, adding new addresses to the city’s tax rolls and validating a trendy urban development concept as an option for Southwest Colorado. City Council on Tuesday...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds of residents helping to establish creative district

Residents will have a chance in coming weeks to shape a new creative district in Durango, meant to help diversify the economy. Creative districts have been set up in communities across the state to...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Has snowy winter delivered economic rebound from 416 Fire?

A wet winter is helping jump-start the Durango economy after the 416 Fire. Deep snow is drawing more skiers and snowboarders this winter to Purgatory Resort compared with last year, and more...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County hires new planning director

New Montezuma County Planning Director Don Haley has a background in the construction business and is a longtime local. Haley studied construction management at Colorado State University, and has...

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

County reconsiders new septic regulations

Montezuma County Commissioners are reconsidering a new regulation they previously approved that prevents nonfunctioning septic systems. The commissioners voted 3-0 to put a six-month moratorium on...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County’s hopes for solar power begin to dim

Three years ago, Montezuma County began an economic development campaign to attract large-scale solar farms. And while there has been progress, hurdles remain. In 2015, county commissioners rolled...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Did Hickenlooper’s rural jobs plan have an impact?

In his first few state of the state addresses, Colorado’s outgoing Gov. John Hickenlooper didn’t mention rural Colorado much. That changed over the years, and especially in his last annual address...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance looking for new leader

Roger Zalneraitis, who has led the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance for eight years, has accepted an offer to become economic development manager for the Permanent Fund of the Southern...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction underway on residential neighborhood in Grandview area

Construction crews have been moving dirt in the Grandview area in preparation for a large development that will change the face of the commercial corridor. Developers plan to put 61 single-family...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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