La Plata County Economic Development Alliance names Michael French as new leader

Michael French, who in 2007 found Durango the ideal location to telecommute while raising a family, has been named the new executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado minimum wage reaches $12. Is it enough to live in La Plata County?

Four years of minimum wage increases in Colorado have put more money into the pockets of La Plata County workers, but some argue it is not enough. Minimum wage increased incrementally from $8.31...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs Chosen to Participate in 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative

Rural Innovation Strategies Inc. has announced that the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs has been chosen to participate in the 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative, a technical...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Low-wage employees benefit from tight labor market

A booming economy is driving up wages for low-skilled and entry-level jobs across the nation. It’s true in Durango as well, and entry-level and younger workers appear to be the beneficiaries. “It’s...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Hobby opens on Main Avenue

During the long, dark, cold days of winter, some hobbyists hide out in their she sheds and man caves building cars, planes and drones. Durango Hobby opened in late December on Main Avenue in...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado business leaders are feeling more optimistic amid trade deals and federal economic policy

Faced with the fresh start of a new year, Colorado’s business community is feeling a bit rosier about the state’s economic prospects, according to a new survey from the Leeds School of Business at...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Grocery stores make reducing food waste a priority in Durango

Grocery stores are responsible for a lot of waste, but increasingly, companies are figuring out better ways to use food that would otherwise end up in landfills, at least here in Durango. Every...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

FLC student gets Rocky Mountain Chocolate franchise

The Journal Aaron Stone is the first student winner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise through Fort Lewis College’s Applied Entrepreneurship course. Stone, a senior in business...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Health System appoints COO of medical group

The Journal Southwest Health System recently announced that Kerri White-Singleton will be chief operations officer for Southwest Medical Group. She will oversee provider management, recruitment and...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

First National Bank, Cortez announces leadership changes

The Journal Steve Keetch, chairman of the board of directors at First National Bank in Cortez, has announced that Jim Muller will become bank president at the bank effective Jan. 1. Ken Perry, who...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Sunnyside Farms Market expands in new Durango location

Customers shopping for meat at Sunnyside Farms Market, a craft butcher shop in Durango, don’t have to wait to get home to sate their hunger now that the business has expanded into a restaurant....

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

144-unit apartment complex on north Main Avenue denied

The Durango Planning Commission voted Monday to deny a 144-unit apartment complex proposed for north Main Avenue because of concerns about the height and design of the buildings. The two apartment...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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