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La Plata Economic Development Alliance

Build Your Business in a Place Where You Would Love to Live.....La Plata County!

La Plata Economic Development Allinace
1315 Main Ave
Suite 208
Durango, CO 81301
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La Plata Economic Development Alliance

Welcome to the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance!  Thinking about creating, expanding or relocating your business? Let us be your first point of contact!  Whether you are just starting a business or looking to scale your multi-million dollar organization, La Plata County has the innovative resources and partners you need to grow and succeed! Businesses will find a friendly, helpful environment in La Plata County. The growth and expansion of existing businesses as well as welcoming those interested in our area is paramount for The La Plata Economic Development Alliance.  The Alliance will work directly with your company to find the right location, resources, workforce, financial programs and more - all tailored to meet the unique needs and requirements of your business. We are proud to partner with various organizations to assist businesses and entrepreneurs with developing or meeting their goals for the present and future. For a personal appointment to discuss your needs, please contact us.   Roger Zalneraitis, Executive Director and Donna Hanes, Administrative Assistant.

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La Plata County's growing population exceeds 51,000.  Because of the active, outdoor lifestyle, La Plata County attracts skilled, educated professionals.  The regional diverse economy includes the City of Durango with a population of 16,887, the Town of Bayfield, population 2,333, the Town of Ignacio, population of 697 and the rest of the County at 31,417.

  •  Fort Lewis College, a four-year University and Southwest Colorado Community


  • College offers undergraduate and professional development including business, art, engineering and certified development programs.


  • La Plata County is strategically located in the Four Corners region of Colorado.  It is within a one day's drive to major city destinations within reach.


  • US Highway 160 and 550 converge in the City of Durango. 


  • More than  170,000 passengers travel through the La Plata County Regional Airport.  The Airport is served by American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, US Airways and United Express.


  •  FedEx district hub, and the UPS regional hub center are located in the area.


  •  The area's telecommunications infrastructure allows entrepreneurs from all over the country to work in this region.



  • The area's excellent quality of life creates an opportunity to attract, relocate, and retain top quality employees.