At the request of the Dolores County Commissioners and Region 9, Information Services was contracted to provide the background for a housing needs assessment for three communities in Dolores County including Cahone, Dove Creek and Rico. The goal of the assessment is to provide information that will be used to develop public polices and housing programs; identify resources for housing; and help plan for future housing impacts and growth. This study incorporates information from the Colorado Demography Section, The Census Bureau, the Colorado Division of Housing and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. At the local level, the Housing Authority of Montezuma & Dolores Counties, Montezuma County Assessors, town officials, social service agencies, real estate professionals, and local citizens were also consulted. As part of this work, a household survey was conducted in the fall of 2006 in each community and this report represents the findings.PDF Documents
This report uses retail sales data to provide insight for decision making regarding business expansion, relocation and marketing. The overall goal is to begin identifying surpluses and leakages within retail sales sectors in the region.
An Excel worksheet with NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes is also provided for those who would like more detail about the kinds of businesses included in the retail sector.
The 2010 Listening to Business study was sponsored by the El Pomar Foundation in collaboration with the western Colorado economic development organizations. As a participant in that study, Region 9 interviewed 20 businesses during the first quarter of 2010. The businesses were located in Montezuma and La Plata counties.
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