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Greetings LLCEDC Members & Community Leaders,


 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE FROM THE LLCEDC:


We and our partners over at the Colorado Workforce Center understand the crucial need of employee retention in the workforce. New employee attraction has become a competitive need for employers Nation wide, so much so that it might be easy to forget the importance of employee retention and the negative impact it can serve when it is no longer prioritized; long time employees begin to feel undervalued, and turnover rates sky rocket.


Recently, the Herald Democrat published an article that focuses on bringing employee retention back into establishments with practices such as employee retention campaigns, and offering money and perks as incentive. 


To read the full article, click HERE 


To view our past Herald Democrat articles, please click on the links below. 


March 18, 2022 article


April 15, 2022 Article


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The Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation is the leading catalyst for business success by helping to retain and expand the economic base in Leadville and Lake County.


On behalf of all of us here at the LLCEDC, thank you for your continued support of our organization - and please always reach out if we can help! See important updates below.


LLCEDC Team

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LLCEDC is committed to the development of all of Leadville/Lake County diverse and sustainable economy for all of Lake County. More about us » and Follow us on Facebook »


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COMMUNITY RESILIANCY PILOT PROJECT


BETTER CITY HELPS DRAFT A RESILIENCE PLAN


For those that haven't been informed, Climax Molybdenum and Better City have chosen the LLCEDC as their partner for their resiliency action plan project, which is geared to develop preventative measures towards community threats. These threats can include a variety of incidents, such as the Closure of the Climax mine which will inevitably result in decrease in property tax value. 


Recently, the Herald Democrat published an article to review the project and updates since its first steps. 


To read the full article, click HERE

SBDC'S 2ND ANNUAL OUTDOOR INDUSTRY SUMMIT

Join us and other outdoor enthusiasts for Central Mountain Small Business Development Center's 2nd annual Outdoor Industry Summit!

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EARLY BIRD TICKETS


The Central Mountain Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting their 2nd annual Outdoor Industry Summit at Salida Steam Plant Center on Monday, September 19th. Topics of discussion include Business and Leadership Development & Innovation, Sustainability and Stewardship, and more!


Monday, September 19th, 

Salida Steamplant Event Center

220 W. Sackett Ave.

Salida, CO 81201


Agenda and Registration
Visit SBDC Website







BR&E Updates

BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION (BR&E) COMMITTEE UPDATE


In the attempts to sustain and develop our local economy, we at the Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation have begun work to launch our Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) Committee. This sub Committee will orient themselves around the scope of work needed to better identify the needs and setbacks of businesses in Lake County.


In May of 2022, the LLCEDC hired a contractor to lead the Committee, and since, the BR&E Committee has identified over 500 businesses to visit with the purpose of finding the challenges and struggles they are facing in today's economy. There have been upwards of 40 site visits to Lake County businesses since the Committee's start on June 15, 2022. Common issues that have been stated include long term staffing, inability to keep up with business growth, and lack of recognition/marketing issues. 


Stay tuned for more updates as the Committee continues their important work.

Leadville-Twin Lakes Tourism Stakeholder Survey


Visit Leadville-Twin Lakes / Lake County


This Tourism Stakeholder Survey is designed to help Visit Leadville-Twin Lakes create a feedback loop with local tourism-related businesses to understand their outlook, barriers, and priorities.

 

The benefits of collecting this important information include:

  1. Provide an avenue for local tourism businesses to provide input on decisions that impact the destination.
  2. Understand how the local tourism business community is operating.
  3. Understand what barriers may be impacting the success of local tourism businesses.
  4. Receive input from local tourism businesses on destination priorities.
  5. Identify opportunities that will benefit the local tourism industry.
  6. Foster a shared sense of ownership in the future of your destination


Take Survey HERE

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

Lake County Labor Market Key Market Indicators


In the LLCEDC's last Board of Directors Meeting, our partners from the Colorado Workforce Center and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment presented updated statistics of the Lake County Labor Market, including unemployment and total Labor force. To review the presentation, click HERE.

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS AND EMPLOYERS

As a means to further address the employment crisis in Lake County, us and our partners at the Northwest Colorado Workforce Center will be announcing local job postings on a bi - weekly basis. If you have open positions that you are looking to fill, please contact our Leadville specialist, Sue Miller, at (719) 486-2428 or email at [email protected] or stop by their office at Colorado Mountain College, 901 S. Hwy. 24, New Discovery Building, Room 219, Leadville, CO 80461. 


For further information on the Northwest Colorado Workforce Area, please visit their website HERE

LAKE COUNTY HOT JOBS

 

For all listings with complete job descriptions and to apply, log on to ConnectingColorado.com or use the  Colorado Jobs App on the App Store (Android Link Here) to search for jobs.

 

On your home page, enter the job number (JO#) in the first field on the Job Search and click "Search," or put the desired job in the job search field up top by location. We can help, call Employment Specialist Sue Miller at (719) 486-2428.



View Job Postings

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM IN LAKE COUNTY

As Summer rolls in to the high country, so do campers and cars full of adventure seeking travelers who are eager to experience what the outdoors of Lake County has to offer. Unfortunately, year after year, our land is damaged, dirtied, and left worse for wear due to reckless treatment from those that enjoy its beauty. However, much of the wear and tear can be reduced and even avoided completely with proper precaution and the right approach to hiking, camping, and other activities that draw people to our home.


From pet safety to putting out your campfire, this pamphlet from the Leadville Herald Democrat (and partners) covers a wide variety of frequently discussed issues regarding outdoor recreation and the correct methods of approach to solve them. 


A big thanks to all of the partners involved in helping put this together! 


To view the pamphlet, click HERE

 LAKE COUNTY'S 1% FOR THE OUTDOORS

Click HERE to view the pdf.

IMPORTANT LLCEDC MEMBER BENEFIT!


Peak Health Alliance is a member-led, non-profit health insurance purchasing cooperative whose mission is to leverage the purchasing power of an entire community by negotiating on their behalf for more competitive health insurance rates. Peak partners with local providers, hospitals, and carriers in Lake County to offer a full suite of comprehensive and affordable plans in the individual, self-funded, and small group market. Please contact Devin Kepler, Manager of Outreach at [email protected] for more information, or visit our website at peakhealthalliance.org.


For an overview of Peak Health Alliance in Spanish, please click here.

Visit Website HERE

Thoughts On Business Startups


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, just under 5 million new businesses were launched between January 2021 and November 2021—an increase of 55% compared to the same period in 2019. Most of these new companies are being launched by first-time entrepreneurs. A recent survey released by Digital.com reveals that 32% of Americans planning to start a business this year have never launched one previously. Guidant Financial and the Small Business Trends Alliance in its 2021 Small Business Trends report that boomers account for 41% of small business owners (currently between ages 57 and 75) and Generation X for 46% (41 to 56 years old). So here are some thoughts for first-time entrepreneurs to think about when considering starting a business.


Read more HERE

Welcome to our new series...


Business Thoughts Spotlight


Each week, we will highlight topics around four key business areas:


Planning; Accounting; Marketing/

Sales; and Human Resources


Read Full Article HERE

Additional Updates & Resources

WE <3 LAKE COUNTY

COMMUNITY DINNER


Join us, Lake County Community Fund, and others on Saturday, September 17 from 3pm - 6:30pm at Ice Palace Park for the annual We <3 Lake County Community Dinner!


The theme this year is your unhealthiest menu recipe, so get creative and bring your worst! 


To host a table, please refer to the QR code on the attached flyer, call

(719) 286 3396, or email [email protected] for more information. We look forward to seeing everyone there!



 LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY'S

MEMORABLE MONUMENTS


Join the local History Department at the Evergreen cemetery to learn about some of Leadville's historic past figures!


Saturday, August 27, 2022

10 am - 11am

Evergreen Cemetery 

Leadville, CO, 80461

Click HERE for the Spanish Flyer PDF

LAKE COUNTY RECEIVES ADDITIONS TO WEBSITE


New pages were recently added to the Lake County website:



These pages are now accessible on the Departments menu.









Lake County Website
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Be sure to check out the workshops and sessions offered by our SCORE Partners.

Check out Workshops HERE
Workshop Calendar HERE
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Check out SBDC resources available to support small businesses, non-profits, freelancers, and independent contractors.

SBDC Workshops HERE
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Need a refresher on what the LLCEDC does and the role we play in our community?

Check out the FAQ HERE
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NOT A MEMBER?


Membership benefits are extensive and include…


  • Involvement and decision making in the direction, goals, efforts, and accomplishments of the Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation.
  • Ability to participate with our healthcare alliance and enterprise zone programs.
  • Participation in developing business resources and the small business lending resources to further enhance the benefits of the LLCEDC to local businesses as well as other LLCEDC members. AND MUCH MORE!


To read more about the benefits are of becoming a member, click here. To become an LLCEDC member, fill out the application form here or click the link below.


Check out the 2022 LLCEDC Board of Directors and Meeting Schedule HERE






JOIN HERE

Thank You Partners

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Thank You Donor Members

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Click HERE for a full member list

Our Mission Statement

The Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation is the leading catalyst for business success by helping to retain and expand the economic base in Leadville and Lake County.


Visit our website:

www.LakeCountyEDC.com

LEADVILLE LAKE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

400 Harrison Ave, Ste #100, PO Box 1503, Leadville, CO 80461

719-293-2316 • [email protected]

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