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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

Tailwind Nutrition finds new home

For Jeff and Jenny Vierling, finding light-industrial and warehouse space off La Posta Road was the culmination of a two-year search for the right manufacturing space to keep their business,...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Iron Horse: The brand that launches tourism season

Pretty much every business in Durango banks on the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic for a strong entry into summer. But even more important, business owners and business leaders say the cycling classic,...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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