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Region 9 receives additional funding from EDA for San Juan County Recovery Coordinator

September 13, 2018

The Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado, Inc. (Region 9) has received additional funds and a grant extension from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to continue resiliency and economic development efforts in San Juan County.

This additional EDA investment of $51,300 will support Region 9 with expanding the duties of the current Disaster Recovery Coordinator to develop a resiliency plan for existing businesses and identify opportunities for economic diversification in Silverton, Colorado.

The funding initially intended to help the community navigate Super fund status in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill, was extended to assist with the low snow winter and recent 416 fire further impacting tourism and outdoor recreation.

For more information on Silverton’s efforts, contact Mel Russek at