Economic development

Durango City Council seeks to clear bottleneck in condominium construction

The city and state are taking similar paths to encourage developers to build condominiums because the threat of lawsuits and insurance costs have continuously stalled their construction for years....

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small businesses in La Plata County push for better Internet

Greater access to high-speed Internet could spur economic growth across the region. That was the main message small-business owners had for Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, Thursday at the Durango...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield branding effort begins

Bayfield has started its process to determine how to brand the town. “Our focus is enterprise branding,” said consultant Paul VanDenElzen from Avant Marketing. “Municipal branding is the part we...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region 9 boosting business

It can be tough to finance startups and other business ventures. To help fill the gaps between what a bank can loan and what businesses need, the regional economic development district loans out...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Chamber of Commerce to expand building

As it kicks off its 100th year, the Durango Chamber of Commerce is preparing to get a facelift. The chamber is launching a capital campaign to remodel its facility and expand it by about 1,600...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County reviews 2016 priorities for federal, state funds

Transportation is among the top priorities listed in La Plata County’s proposed 2016 community development action plan (CDAP), which has not been updated since 2012. Community development action...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango labor shortage and slow income growth are challenges

The economy, regionally and in La Plata County, faces some challenges, but it is showing signs of growth, according to experts at the Southwest Business Forum. “I have somewhat tempered optimism,”...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez OKs land-for-jobs deal with Osprey

The city of Cortez and Osprey Packs, which is based in the town, have agreed to a deal that provides the well-known backpack company with land for new headquarters if it adds 45 full-time jobs by...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College receives $300K grant

A $300,000 grant was recently awarded to Fort Lewis College, which will use it to provide its physics and engineering graduates with business startup knowledge. On Dec. 14, the Colorado Office of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic outlook for La Plata County relatively stable

DENVER – The Gold King Mine spill in August will likely have little fiscal impact on La Plata County, according to a Colorado economic outlook report presented Monday. The annual study, conducted...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Island Cove Park mobile home property for sale

One of the oldest mobile home parks in the city of Durango is for sale, drawing interest from high-density residential developers eyeing the site’s prominent location along the Animas River. Island...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Economic Summit kicks off

IGNACIO – The ninth annual La Plata County Economic Summit began early Wednesday morning with a variety of panels and group sessions ranging from overcoming isolating business practices to...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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