Featured Newsline: Alliance & City Apply for Childcare Strategy Funding

Teaming up with the city of Durango, the Alliance is spearheading a bid for a $55,000 state grant to conduct a comprehensive study on the region’s childcare needs. This would pave the way for a holistic childcare investment strategy, addressing the challenges faced by local workers and families. With the support of key organizations, this initiative promises to deliver tangible solutions to a critical community issue. Stay tuned for updates on this vital project as it unfolds, shaping the future of childcare in our region.

Press Release: DIDF Funds RHA

The RHA has received a grant of nearly $1 million from the Durango Industrial Development Foundation to create a low-interest evolving loan fund to support local workforce housing initiatives. The Alliance will administer the fund, and is starting the application process for the Housing Catalyst Revolving Loan Program in late spring of this year.

Alliance Wins Non-Profit of the Year

We are honored to have received this recognition and accept this award on behalf of our membership and board.

Durango Local News Network on Catalyst Fund Round 2

Durango Local News Network Reports: The City of Durango plans to contribute $250,000 to the Housing Catalyst Fund to support housing projects in La Plata County, building on previous grants.

Newsline: Catalyst Fund Round 2

Recently featured in The Durango Herald, we’re proud to announce the second round of the Housing Catalyst Fund aimed at jumpstarting critical housing projects. The La Plata Economic Development Alliance is thrilled to share the latest update on our ongoing efforts to tackle housing challenges in La Plata County.

Press Release: Catalyst Fund Round 2

The Housing Catalyst Fund recently concluded its second round of funding, marking a significant step in addressing housing challenges in La Plata County. The Catalyst Fund aims to provide critical early-stage funding for feasibility studies, environmental assessments, and site preparation to facilitate workforce housing development. This round, which saw seven applications and three awarded grants, included support for preservation projects, underscoring the fund’s versatility and impact. With over $933,000 raised, the Alliance remains committed to advancing workforce housing initiatives and fostering community resilience.

Agile Strategic Plan

As we embark on a journey into the future of economic development, the Alliance is proud to present our strategic plan that reflects our commitment to adaptability, innovation, and community impact. Over the past three years, our organization has undergone significant transformations to address the evolving challenges in economic development.

Newsline: 2024 Southwest Economic Outlook

Economists shed light on the economic landscape during the 32nd Annual Southwest Economic Outlook hosted by Fort Lewis College Katz School of Business and Bank of Colorado. Fort Lewis College economics associate professor Nate Peach highlighted concerns about rising living costs impacting economic sentiments, especially among the youth.

Housing 101 Series

The Alliance, in partnership with Project Moxie, is offering a three-part educational webinar series on workforce housing development. Find out more about this exciting opportunity.

Pine River Commons Ground Breaking

The Pine River Commons is not just a housing project; it’s a testament to the power of collaboration and community-driven initiatives. We invite you to read the full article by Christian Burney in the Durango Herald to learn more about LPEDA’s role in this transformative project.