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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

The CEDS document provides detailed economic and demographic profiles for the counties of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan counties and the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribes and is updated every five years. The purpose is to retain and create better paying jobs, fostering stable and more diversified economies, and improve the quality of life for residents of Southwest Colorado.


This is the fifth full edition. Anyone interested in more information on previous CEDS, please call our Economic Development Project Manager Heather Otter at (970) 247-9621 or Email

Community Development Action Plans (CDAPs)

Region 9 produces CDAPs for each county within our region and it is updated every two years as part of the CEDS. This document ranks a list of priority projects addressing various aspects of economic and community development. The CDAPs are useful tools for organizations working with communities and are a central source for understanding the full range of projects that are in process or desired. CDAPs receive input from community stakeholders and are approved by each Board of County Commissioners. 

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County CDAP Publications