Move Your Business

La Plata Economic Development Alliance Helps Companies Thrive

Our collaborative business community, entrepreneurial support, financing solutions and low taxes make Durango, Colorado, and La Plata County one of the best places to relocate your business. Multiple high-quality educational resources funnel college graduates, interns and skilled workers your way – Fort Lewis College, Southwest Colorado Community College and Southwest Small Business Development.

Start fresh in La Plata County

Starting fresh in La Plata County means more than relocating. Fresh food, fresh air, mountain streams and innovative business culture contribute to overall happiness. You’ll be surrounded by the enchanting high desert, mountain peaks, public lands and national parks. Short commute times mean you’ll have extra opportunities to get out and play. Enjoy free outdoor activities in an environment that encourages work-life balance. Durango is a small town with a big heart – we give back to our community through many non-profits. With top-rated healthcare and superb educational choices, you can call this place home. This is the life you’ve always wanted.

Commercial real estate and Commercial Property for Sale

With high-quality amenities for families and employees, an outstanding business environment, plentiful business resources, quality commercial real estate and commercial property for sale, La Plata County is the perfect incubator for great ideas. Add your momentum to La Plata County’s success story.

Interested in moving your business here?

Learn more about our business resources and quality of life.

Success Stories

Mercury Payment Systems develops in-store and online point-of-sale credit card payment solutions. Founded in Durango in 2001, Mercury benefited from local funding, a high-quality workforce, the Small Business Development Center, Fort Lewis College and a strong network of experienced business leaders. In 2014 Mercury completed a $1.65 billion merger with Vantiv, making it part of the third largest payment processing company in the United States.


“People come to Mercury because it’s a great company. They stay because Durango is an incredible place to live.”

– CEO, Matt Taylor

“Durango provides a young, energetic and educated workforce, a real sense of work-life balance, and a supportive, engaged local government.”

– Senior Vice-President of Marketing

Thinking about moving to Durango?

In La Plata County, we’re lucky to attribute congestion to a pesky cold rather than traffic jams and travel delays. Even our lift lines at our family-oriented and locally owned ski resort are un-crowded. So bring your pet, bring your family, bring your business, bring your job, bring your talents or bring your entrepreneurial ideas and make a life here. Start your happily-ever-after in an area voted as one of the best places to live.

 If you’re thinking of starting, growing or relocating a business, La Plata County is the place to do it.