Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado

Growth Company Initiative

Growth Companies are important to our region and the Growth Company Initiative (GCI) supports both emerging and existing businesses that export products and services outside of Southwest Colorado. These companies compete outside Southwest Colorado to bring new income into the region and typically provide higher than average wages. Region 9 is one of the program partners, providing targeted support such as peer network and mentoring opportunities, resources, expertise, time, and attention. Other key partners include the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center, area economic development groups, and Fort Lewis College.

For more information on the Growth Company Initiative, view brochure, contact Region 9 at 970-247-9621 or email Elizabeth Marsh, SCAPE Director