Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado

About Region 9 Economic Development District

economic info durangoRegion 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, Inc. (Region 9 EDD) is a Colorado non-profit community economic development corporation that promotes and coordinates economic development efforts throughout Southwest Colorado. Our board of directors is comprised of 26 directors, 17 members from local government agencies throughout the region and nine members that represent the private sector in our five county area. Region 9 EDD serves the counties of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan, and the cities and towns within those regions, as well as the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe. Region 9 is an equal opportunity lender and employer.

The Region 9 Economic Development District's mission is to be a regional leader, working cooperatively with the private and public sectors to enhance the economic conditions in the area, and improve the region's economic prosperity.

Among our many services, Region 9 EDD offers a revolving loan program for "gap" financing to assist small business retention, expansion and job creation. We also offer a micro-enterprise loan program for loans up to $100,000 for qualifying small businesses with five or fewer employees.

In addition to our loan programs, Region 9 EDD administers the Colorado Enterprise Zone Tax Credit program, publishes the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to assist local communities with regional economic development strategic planning and technical assistance and helps to administer different State and Federal programs.

Region 9 EDD often partners with community organizations, governments and the private sector to assist in the development of special projects that result in job creation/retention and the economic expansion of the community or enterprise.

We hope the links and information contained in this website will help you to find the available resources in Southwest Colorado. If you should need further information please call the Region 9 offices at 970.247.9621.