Economic Development

Alamosa, in Colorado's San Luis Valley, offers majestic mountain views, the winding Rio Grande, clear skies, breathing room, abundant agriculture, and two institutions of higher learning.

The Upper Rio Grande Economic Development Council's brochure captures the economic essence of the SLV:

There’s a sense of community you just can’t find in larger metropolitan areas. People work together to achieve common goals. You’ll find farmer’s markets, youth groups, civic organizations and many volunteer groups dedicated to making the Valley a better place to live.

Some say the Valley is behind the times; we think we are ahead of the curve. The Valley is planning proactively for our future. There are still many business opportunities for niche products and services that have already been developed in larger markets. If you want to raise a family here, you’ll find that there are fewer “big-city” concerns.

Every town has unique characteristics; you won’t find carbon-copy mini malls in the San Luis Valley! The Valley has not experienced the uncontrolled sprawl of the front range of Colorado. If you want a little elbow room, you’ll find it here.

If you are considering the possibility of relocating yourself, your family or your business to a corner of Colorado, we encourage you to give the San Luis Valley a close look!

Find out more. Explore our Demographics, Economic Development Organization, Alternative Energy Facilities, Employment Opportunities.

Upcoming Events

  • Thu, Jul 28 5:30pm Rotary Chuckwagon Dinner. 7:30pm Concert featuring Josh Turner, double-platinum singer, songwriter and Clare Dunn, one of country music's new stars. 10pm - 1pm Dance.

  • Fri, Jul 29 Colorado‚Äôs oldest pro rodeo began in 1919. 10am Parade. 2pm Local Rodeo Amateur events & professional slack. 7pm PRCA Rodeo. 9pm-1pm (concert-music-dance)

  • Fri, Jul 29 Join us for the San Luis Valley Beat the Heat BBQ, a sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society and Rocky Mountain Barbecue Association State Championship event. Enjoy BBQ and...

  • Sat, Jul 30 You can visit the Market every Saturday during the months of July through October. At the Alamosa Farmers' Market you can find fresh, local and regional produce, baked...

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