Economic Development

The exceptional quality of life in Montrose makes the community attractive to individuals and businesses alike. Business relocation and development assistance is provided through two primary economic development agencies.

Montrose Economic Development Corporation

The Montrose Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is a nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, comprised of community business members and elected officials. The organization represents the communities of Montrose, Olathe, Nucla, and Naturita. Operating funds are provided by MEDC investments from businesses, local government, and individuals, who are united in their support of the future economic strength and diversity of our community.
Montrose Economic Development Corporation

Focus Areas

  • Retention/Expansion of Existing Companies
  • Attraction of Targeted Companies
  • Entrepreneurial Job Development
  • Agricultural Development
  • Work Force Enhancement
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The Mission of MEDC is to strengthen Montrose County’s economic base and increase the standard of living for all of its residents through the retention, expansion, attraction, and development of primary jobs and capital investments. This Mission includes the promotion of workforce enhancement, agriculture advancement, and other business development that provides economic diversification and stabilization.

Region 10

Established in 1972, Region 10 is a 501C3 non-profit organization offering public programs in support of eighteen local communities and six counties in western Colorado.


Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning provides programs and services that meet the needs of the people in the region, are cost-effective, reduce the burden of local governments, leverage available resources, and support our charitable status.

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Region 10