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La Plata County economy could face challenges in 2017

La Plata County’s economy will likely face some challenges in the coming year, but the state is looking forward to continued strong growth. “There could be some downward pressure – I wouldn’t go so...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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La Plata County’s overall economic outlook positive

The economy in La Plata County is showing healthy signs of growth and diversity, according to new report from the Region 9 Economic Development District. “We’re on an upward track,” said Robert...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Student loan debt holding back economy

High levels of student debt and unemployment are dragging down 20-somethings, who aren’t participating in the economy like their predecessors, two economists said in Durango on Wednesday. “Young...

DATE: May 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo.’s job rate best since 2009

Colorado’s unemployment rate – and the nation’s – continued to improve in November, according to employment data released Friday.The state unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent in October to 7.7...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News