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The Alliance is Your Business Advocate

We were founded to facilitate the difficult conversations. We bring the right people to the table, connecting the public and private sectors for economic success.


The Alliance will enable La Plata County to be one of the most vital, vibrant communities in the country to live, work, learn, and play.


To create a vibrant and resilient economy from the recruitment, retainment, and growth of business, by fostering public and private partnerships, and preserving our quality of life.

Our Services

If you are expanding or relocating to Durango or La Plata County, the Alliance can help you:


  • Succeed with powerful pro-growth initiatives
  • Find appropriate space through realtors, the City of Durango, La Plata County, Bayfield and Ignacio


  • Navigate permitting by arranging timely meetings with planning departments and community leaders, and advocate on your behalf
  • Tap collaborative partnerships to advocate for workforce skills, space for business expansion, enhanced internet service, flight service, transportation and more


  • Connect with other business leaders during monthly networking events
  • Meet local CEOs for networking, collaboration and to learn about key issues


  • Gain insight through presentations by Procurement and Technology Assistance Center, Colorado Space Business Roundtable and international delegations
  • Access customized data, such as economic impact studies, workforce statistics, economic trends and consumer profiles

Membership Options

The Alliance Membership represents the public/private partnership that is driving economic development in our community. It is because of the commitment and support of this membership that the Alliance is able to continue to serve and promote a resilient economy. 

Friends of the Alliance

For small businesses (1-3 employees)

Investor meetings  and economic updates

Online directory listing in small print

Alliance Investors

For midsize businesses

Investor meetings, economic updates, and online directory in midsize print

Ability to serve on board of directors and have a direct influence on decision making

Chairman’s Circle

For large businesses

Investor meetings, economic updates, and online directory in large print with logo

Participate in annual Chairman’s Circle meeting and dinner

One-on-one check-in with Alliance staff on strategic initatives