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Helping businesses achieve their goals is the backbone of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance and the key to successful economic growth. If you’re looking to grow your business or are considering a corporate relocation, we provide the tools to simplify the process. Through our strong network of dedicated individuals and organizations, we are your first stop for accessing the local, county and statewide information and resources to further your objectives. We can help with any question you have, whether it is about capital, permitting, local business services, government contracting, workforce recruitment or more. Our services even include small business advice through our extensive mentoring and consulting.
Take a more direct route to your next level of success by contacting us today.
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Everything you need to know about growing your business is right here! Find out more about business planning assistance from the SBDC, loans and state programs from Region 9, networking and business training from the Chamber, and statewide programs that are offered to help with procurement, trade, contracting, and new market opportunities.
With a “think local” philosophy and outstanding resources, Durango, Colorado is truly an entrepreneurial mecca. At the Economic Alliance, we know difficult questions arise on how to open a business successfully. That’s why we offer guidance and expertise that entrepreneurs need to feel confident in their direction. Buying or starting a business is a heroic feat and with proper support can lead to many future celebrations. Make us part of this exciting journey and together we’ll turn your ideas into viable results.
There are hundreds of events throughout the year to help with the challenges you face everyday in running your business. Whether you want to find out more about the local economy, meet with Alliance investors, attend conferences and workshops, network with fellow business owners, or go to seminars on specific topics, there is something happening almost every day to help you out. Find out more about upcoming events that might be relevant for you on the Alliance calendar.
In today’s marketplace, attracting top talent can be challenging for any business. The Alliance stands ready to assist your firm in telling “the story” of La Plata County to your top prospects- not just the story of the great outdoors that so many people know and love, but about our top quality schools, friendly neighborhoods, health care, and arts and culture. The Alliance and its investors can also help integrate the whole family into the community by promoting professional, entrepreneurial, volunteer, and extra-curricular opportunities.
Having access to a talented workforce is the heart of a successful business. The resources here in La Plata County will make sure you can find, train, and bring in the best and brightest for your business needs. Home to Fort Lewis College, Southwest Colorado Community College and neighboring San Juan College in New Mexico, educational opportunities both for degree programs and continuing education are many.
Are you ready for finding new space for your business, but unsure of what to expect or look for in your search? The site planning process can seem confusing and difficult… but it doesn’t have to be! The Alliance’s “Site Planning 101” page can help you better understand where you are in your business planning process, and what you need to consider when thinking about leasing, buying, or building your next facility.
Outgrowing your old space? Searching for a new location closer to your home and workforce? La Plata County has a large region to accommodate different types of businesses. The Economic Development Alliance can assist you wherever you plan to have a business and the rules associated with each area and with each type of business. Whether you are thinking within the City limits of Durango, Bayfield or Ignacio, the Alliance can assist with finding the right location to meet your needs. Call us today to find out more about more about how we can assist!
The La Plata Economic Development Alliance works closely with the governing bodies in La Plata County to make sure that all businesses get the assistance they need in order to succeed here. Here you will find more information on the local governing bodies, how to contact them, and key information for buying, building, and permitting your business.
Contact us today to see how we can help you.