Otero Junior College

La Junta Economic Development

Southeast Colorado Office of Resource Enterprise

Welcome to La Junta Economic Development. We're proud to live and work in Southeastern Colorado, and we welcome the chance to share information with you about our area. Southeastern Colorado and the Arkansas Valley offers great diversity in geography, community size and lifestyle, but at La Junta Economic Development we are united in our efforts to promote a progressive and vibrant business climate.

La Junta Economic Development reflects an important—and growing—national trend of regional economic organizations. Our mission is to generate economic development leads that are a good fit for La Junta and the Arkansas Valley communities. We strive to promote a unique pro-business image for the area.

La Junta Colorado

The Arkansas Valley is the best kept secret in Colorado. La Junta is the hub of activity in the area. La Junta is home to the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, Otero Junior College and the world famous Koshare Indian Boy Scout Troop. La Junta is a progressive, friendly community located on US Highway 50 and serviced by the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe RR in Colorful Southeast Colorado.

La Junta Economic Development Web Site;     Visit  Economic Development

Local SBDCs offer workshops and seminars for business owners and act as information clearing houses. Individual local offices specialize in international trade, government procurement, manufacturing, home-based business and technology resources. The SBDC receives inputs from the SBDC State Advisory Board.

“We are excited to be able to offer this one-of-a-kind facility to the residents of southeastern Colorado,” said Bill Dutro, director of the local Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which has its office inside the SCORE Center.

Ryan Stevens Director

Ryan Stevens

The La Junta Economic Development, led by Ryan Stevens, is working to facilitate the development of local business and enterprise.

Mission Statement: To aid in the economic development and stabilization of La Junta, Colorado through promoting and retaining employment.

Ryan Stevens, La Junta Economic Development

cell: 719-671-9499
Otero Junior College
SCORE Center
1802 Colorado Ave.
La Junta, CO 81050



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