Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy


Archuleta County

Dolores County

La Plata County

Montezuma County

San Juan County

Regional Map


The CEDS document provides detailed economic and demographic profiles for Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan counties, and the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribes and is updated every five years. The purpose is to retain and create better paying jobs, fostering stable and more diversified economies, and improve the quality of life for residents of Southwest Colorado.


  1. Introduction
  2. Regional Overview
  3. Archuleta County
  4. Dolores County
  5. La Plata County
  6. Montezuma County
  7. San Juan County
  8. Appendix A- Partners in Economic Development
  9. Appendix B- CEDS Participants
  10. Appendix C- Disaster Preparedness
  11. Appendix D- Environmental Update
  12. Appendix E- CEDS Public Input Process

For more information, please call our Economic Development Project Manager Heather Otter at (970) 247-9621 or Email


State Economic and Resiliency Frameworks

The Region 9 CEDS is informed by the State of Colorado's Rural Economic Blueprint and Resiliency Framework.

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