Economic Development

Austin Cope / KSJD

Four major construction projects are underway in Cortez. Crews are expanding Southwest Memorial Hospital, building a new courthouse for Montezuma County and a new headquarters for Osprey Packs, and putting the final touches on the new Cortez City Hall near Parque de Vida. All of those projects are happening within a one-mile radius. According to Montezuma Community Economic Development Association Economic Specialist Chelsea Jones, these construction projects can have direct--and indirect--impacts on the area's economy. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with her to find out more.

Dave Dugdale / Creative Commons

As the oil and gas energy industry declines in our area, local leaders are looking for ways to fill the economic gap. But to do that, they need data. 

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Housing Solutions for the Southwest has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Gail Binkly / KSJD

A Thursday night meeting regarding the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde drew about 80 people to the Mancos Town Hall.

Pagosa Verde

The longtime head of the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has died at the age of 66.