San Juan Economic Development Association
1557 Greene St. / P.O. Box 722
Silverton, CO 81433
Contact: Laura Lewis Marchino firstname.lastname@example.org
Recovery Coordinator TBA
Facilitating the creation of a sustainable and diverse economy in the County leads to a more resilient community. To foster a resilient economy, we need to develop more diversity to improve the number, quality, and variety of jobs that are available to local residents. This is done primarily through the retention, expansion and recruitment of primary jobs, new capital investment in the community, and visitors/tourists spending money in the County. (Primary jobs are those jobs that export products and services and import new dollars into the County. The new dollars brought in by primary jobs circulate within the County in the form of salaries and other business expenditures, which in turn support jobs in the retail, business services, personal services and other sectors. Not defined by size, both large and small employers can provide primary jobs.)
Because building a sustainable economy does not happen overnight, a long-term perspective is essential to any successful economic development effort. The County partners with the Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado and the San Juan Economic Development Association to
• Identify viable economic development projects and initiatives.
• Facilitate eligibility for federal and state economic development funding.
• Develop goals and strategies for implementing economic development projects and initiatives, and
• Identifying and recognizing trends, either positive or negative as they occur. uccessful economic development effort.
The County works with businesses, as well as public and private organizations to match resources with those who can use them.
Region 9 Economic Development District
Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, Inc. (Region 9 EDD), a federally designated Economic Development District. Region 9 EDD helps local entrepreneurs retain jobs and create employment opportunities by offering business loans; administering the Southwest Enterprise Zone Tax Credits Program; and assisting communities with economic development planning, data and trends, and technical assistance. Region 9 EDD serves five counties, 10 towns and cities and two Indian Tribes. Go to www.scan.org.
Regional Housing Alliance
RHA works with the local governments to create resources that will fill the gap between what families can afford and the price of houses on the market. It is a multi-jurisdictional housing authority which leverages local dollars to increase available resources for housing.
Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce
The SACC works to promote member businesses and the area as a whole.
Town of Silverton
Located at 9,318 feet in the heart of southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountain's high country, Silverton is a year-round paradise for residents and visitors alike.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document, developed by Region 9, provides detailed economic and demographic profiles of the County. The purpose of the CEDS is to create a plan for retaining and creating better paying jobs, fostering stable and more diversified economies, as well as maintaining and improving the quality of life. (updated for 2016)
The reasons thousands of visitors come to our County is same reason businesses are grown here. Businesses cite the incredible mountain setting, available commercial real estate, exceptional schools, broadband and quality of life as major factors for choosing Silverton and San Juan County.
Doing Business in Colorado
For information about doing business within the State, see the Colorado Business Resource Guide This guide is designed to answer a multitude of questions. The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center provides a variety of workshops, and free business counseling. 970-247-7009.