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 30 An annual celebration of western history with a parade featuring many horse drawn vehicles, car show, rendezvous, and activities for the kids. There is also a reenactment camp...

  • Fri, Jul 31 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, Aug 1 The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is proud to present its eighth season of the Mountain Rails Live summer concert series. Ride the Rio Grande Scenic Route up...

  • Sat, Aug 1 7am - 2pm Find fresh, local and regional produce, baked goods, crafts, cooking demos, live music, and cultural events. Come out and support local food growers by...

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