Live & Play

La Plata Outdoor Activities

 Live and Play in La Plata County! Postcard scenery – the surrounding landscape of Durango is diverse and often dramatic, spanning from red sandstone bluffs of the Animas River Valley to the 14,000 foot jagged peaks of the San Juan Mountains. Mountain Bikes to Motor Bikes – from the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic to the […]

Expand & Relocate

Expand and Relocate Your Business

With over 6,000 businesses in our community, we know what it takes for firms like yours to thrive!  From local to state resources, peer mentoring, site selection, permitting assistance, financing, and more La Plata County and the state of Colorado are ready to give you the help you need to start, grow, or relocate your […]

Facts & Figures

La Plata County Economic Data

Want to know more about the La Plata economy? You’ve come to the right place! Here you will find more in-depth information on the La Plata economy, as well as the surrounding counties of southwest Colorado. If you need more information, please contact us and we will create customized reports for your data needs.  

Welcome to the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance!

LaPlata Quality of Life Whether you are thinking about creating, expanding, or relocating your business, the Alliance and its partners welcome and want to provide you with full community resources, information and services to make your business endeavors in our county a success. Our mission is to create a vibrant business community and a range of employment opportunities for our citizens through retention, expansion, and recruitment of quality businesses. The Alliance collaborates with La Plata County, the City of Durango, the Town of Bayfield, the Town of Ignacio, the regional Chamber of Commerce and business leaders to encourage and support the development of new business opportunities.  With our investors, partnerships and affiliations in the community, you are not alone when thinking about making La Plata County, Colorado your home.

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance wants to be your first point of contact when looking for resources to expand or relocate your business. We look for business incentives, job training programs, appropriate land and business packages to encourage a positive experience. In addition, the Alliance actively supports local business owners on matters that affect their success. Working with associations, business and community leaders on supporting our business community to thrive and grow and creating an atmosphere where we all can encourage economic growth while maintaining a stewardship of our area’s inherent beauty and resources.

About the Alliance

  • La Plata Business Services

    Our Services

    The La Plata County Economic Development Alliance is a private, nonprofit organization that provides business assistance to growing and expanding companies in La Plata County, and works to improve the local business environment by enhancing local technology, workforce, permitting, and market access.

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  • EDA Who We Are

    Who We Are

    The La Plata Economic Development Alliance is a public-private partnership whose mission is to help to grow quality jobs and diversify the economy of La Plata County, Colorado.

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  • Our Staff

    Our staff members are the first point of contact to connect expanding companies with resources to contribute to their success. The La Plata Economic Development Alliance staff members keep in contact with La Plata County and various regional Chamber of Commerce from the surrounding communities of Durango, Bayfield, and Ignacio.

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  • EDA Board of Directors

    Our Board

    The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the mission and direction of the Alliance.  The Board is a mix of public and private sector representatives to ensure the participation of all key economic partners.  A majority of the Board seats are reserved for private sector investors in the Alliance. Continue reading “Our Board” »

  • Alpine Bank Investors


    Our Investors Believe That Economic Development's Critical to Building a Vibrant & Healthy Community. In addition, they recognize the Alliance efforts are not only key to creating a regional economy that is strong and vital, but also give us, as a community, the ability of creating a great place to live and play.

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