Economic development

Sun shines on nation and state economies, partly cloudy in Four Corners

A happy and bright economic picture with only a few foreboding shadows was painted for the nation and the state at the 2018 SW Economic Outlook held Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business retention stressed in economic development talk

What’s the value of economic development? It ensures a community thrives and has a future. It seemed an appropriate message delivered by Clarke Becker, director of the Colorado Rural Workforce...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zuke’s to leave Durango, layoff 16 local employees

One of Durango’s oldest homegrown companies has announced it will be leaving for Texas and laying off nearly 75 percent of its employees. Zuke’s Pet Nutrition announced Thursday it will join with...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Colorado eyes potential BLM move

GRAND JUNCTION – Western Colorado officials say they have the perfect place if the federal Bureau of Land Management decides to move its Washington, D.C. headquarters closer to the vast lands the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Winter recreation focus for San Juan County economic development coordinator

The new economic development coordinator for San Juan County plans to focus on bringing more winter visitors to Silverton. Melanie Russek, a resident of the mountain town north of Durango, plans to...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economic summit in Ignacio pushes for collaborative business efforts

IGNACIO – The 11th annual Economic Summit kicked off Wednesday morning in Ignacio with a focus on growing the local economy, leadership and partnership. Organized by the La Plata County Economic...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ken Charles awarded for years of service in economic development

Hospital expansions, roads and preschools are among the hundreds of projects Ken Charles of Durango has worked on during his 29 years as a regional manager for the Colorado Department of Local...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons

BOSTON – Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon’s much-vaunted second headquarters that they’re brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Review board approves revised design for hotel on Camino del Rio

The city’s Design Review Board has approved revised plans for a new 90-room hotel at 1111 Camino del Rio. The new designs show large public patios and a café facing the river. The review board...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

James Ranch, north of Durango, receives approval for expansion

Expect more events, a new restaurant, bakery and expanded tours at the James Ranch. Last week, the La Plata County Planning Commission unanimously approved an application from the James family for...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Indian Biz Expo explores strategies for success

IGNACIO – Sovereignty, effective government services and wise long-term priorities are all keys to economic success for Native American tribes, an expert told the crowd at the Indian Biz Expo Four...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel explores solutions to business challenges in La Plata County

Affordable housing, adequate internet services and the fairness of sales tax collection are among priorities that local business leaders hope to collectively address in an effort to boost Durango’s...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News