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“Our Investors believe that economic development is critical to building a vibrant & healthy community”

Having a vibrant and healthy economy is a crucial component to our great quality of life. The Alliance seeks to make La Plata County  the premier Rocky Mountain destination to start, own, and grow business, and we do this through networking, information, resources, and advocacy.  Investors in the Alliance support our vision and help to make it a reality through their contributions, service on the board,  and time as volunteers at our events.

Our investors are the reason we are able to accomplish our mission. Our Investors range in size, type and participation in Alliance committees and functions. The Government Partners represent La Plata County, Town of Bayfield, City of Durango and the City of Ignacio. We also have over 100 non-government members that provide the majority of our funding. A full list of members is available in the Member Directory.

The Alliance has three levels of member investment in order to allow businesses of all sizes to participate:

  • Friends Level – Annual Membership: $500-$1,999.
  • Investor Level – Annual Membership: $2,000 – $4,999.
  • Chairman’s Circle Level – Annual Membership: $5,000 plus.
  • Please contact us if you are a sole proprietor, individual or 501 c3 organization.

In addition to helping support the Alliance mission, contributors to the Alliance can attend the monthly investors meeting, and participate on committees. Investor level members get up to a 50 word description of their company as well as their company’s logo, and Chairman’s Circle level investors can receive a 100 word description, can provide a 30 second video, and receive special recognition at the annual Economic Summit. For more information on becoming a member of the Alliance, please contact Roger Zalneraitis, our Executive Director, at

Frequently Asked Questions About Investing in the Alliance