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

  • Tue, Oct 6 7pm Enjoy "Enchanted Sounds of the Southwest" with Ronald Roybal, Native flutist and Spanish guitarist and six time Native American Music Award nominee. A free offering will...

  • Fri, Oct 9 6pm Saguache hosts the 5th annual Chocolate Festival come on down for Chocolate Tasting at the Saguache Community Center.

  • Sat, Oct 10 Run or walk to help Christine Bond in her fight against cancer. The run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk at 8:45 the First Street...

  • Sat, Oct 10 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 visiting...

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