Expand Your Business

Your Business Expansion Begins Here

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.

Resources for Businesses & Entrepreneurs

With a “Local First” 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 so everything you need to know about growing your business is right here! Find out more about business planning and start up assistance from the SBDC and SCAPE, loans and state programs from Region 9, networking and business training from the Chamber of Commerce, and statewide programs that are offered to help with procurement, trade, contracting, and new market opportunities.

Workforce Development

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, Pueblo Community College – Southwest and neighboring San Juan College in New Mexico, educational opportunities both for degree programs and continuing education are many.

The Alliance has created a Trailing Spouse Program to help find employment, when needed, for spouses or partners of recent hires to one of our member companies. We also offer an incredible Professional Development Program, in partnership with P4 Consulting, which is designed for front line and mid-level managers, enabling them to grow into better and more advanced leaders within a company. And newly available-post your company’s position openings on our newly established Job Board, found on our Move to Durango web site.

Site Selection 101

Searching for a new location closer to your home and workforce? Outgrowing your old space? Are you ready to find a new space for your business, but unsure of what to expect or look for in your search? La Plata County has a large region to accommodate different types of businesses. 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. 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!

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