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

  • Sat, May 28 Re-en-actors have scheduled historical events throughout the Memorial Day weekend at Fort Garland. Activities include drills, living history demonstrations, games, and stories. Join them for fun, sun, and...

  • Sat, May 28 Memorial Day weekend is the annual Taste of Creede. A celebration of fine arts and fine dining. Artists from all over Colorado and Northern New Mexico displaying...

  • Sat, May 28 Food, fun and entertainment for all! 58th season opening of the Saguache County Museum. New & exciting exhibits,books, crafts by local artists, T-shirts and more. June 28, Parade...

  • Fri, Jun 3 Everyone’s favorite summertime festival is back! The Summerfest on the Rio is held in the beautiful Cole Park on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Enjoy...

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