Businesses, Nonprofits, and Community Leaders:

Well seems like a slight change in weather so fall must be coming. Dust off your PPE and think about how you can help your employees, customers, friends, and family of Leadville & Lake County. This Delta variant is something that we must take seriously.

I'm wearing a mask in public again, and back to washing hands, and carrying hand sanitizer. To personalize COVID, I'm still struggling with taste and smell issues since February. Don't worry about me, I haven't lost weight. I still love to eat. LOL... Seriously, it is tough when you put your favorite food in your mouth and get nothing. Help us all out and take the right cautionary steps.

Check out this link below. The National Economic Resilience Data Explorer by

State & County.


Brookings Institute a couple of interesting articles:




Marla Akridge

email: director@lakecountyedc.com

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 »

LLCEDC Membership Updates

Each week, we have been reviewing different benefits and resources for LLCEDC Members. This week, we are reminding everyone that annual membership billing for 2022 has gone out. Now is a good time to check in on your membership level and ask for an upgrade!


What are the membership Levels and benefits associated with each?

Individual Members: This provides basic membership in the LLCEDC, invitation to all meetings, use of all LLCEDC resources, and inclusion on the LLCEDC correspondence list. $100.


Business Members: This provides the above benefits plus eligibility to be elected to the Board of Directors, the Healthcare solution partners, and up to a 25% Colorado State Tax Credit. $250.


Voting Members: This provides the above benefits plus one (1) vote toward the election of the Board of Directors. Dues start at $500 and can be increased by increments of $500 to add additional votes to a maximum of five (5) votes with a contribution of $2,500. 

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Donor Members: This provides all of the above benefits plus an automatic seat on the LLCEDC Board of Directors. Dues: $5,000. 

How often will I have to renew my membership?


General membership is renewed annually on a calendar year basis, although members can commit to a multi-year investment if they choose. Membership dues can also be broken into quarterly payments if desired.

Let us know if you have questions about your membership HERE

Save The Date!


Now available via an awe-inspiring In Person Conference or Hybrid Live Virtual experience! 

October 25, 2021 8am-5pm


The Outdoor Industry Summit is an exploration of growth/scale opportunities, stewardship & education for those operating an outdoor recreation business or nonprofit in the Central Mountain region of Colorado. Others in the state are welcome too!

We will combine Central Mtn adventure tourism-based industry businesses and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, and diverse community minded support resources to educate and protect our public lands while still promoting tourism and outdoor adventures to all.

We will share the many new state funding resources available to rural small businesses/entrepreneurs to contribute to and/or expand their brands and purpose driven joint ventures.

Finally, this summit will hold the space to collaborate on methodologies to tap into entrepreneurial energy to address community scale challenges facing our rural area (i.e. workforce, housing, childcare, social inequities, environmental concerns etc.).

More Info HERE

Additional Info & Resources


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

Check out Workshops HERE
Workshop Calendar HERE

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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Offer health insurance benefits to

your employees tax-free!

Peak Health Alliance is introducing a whole new way for businesses of any size to be able to offer health insurance to their employees in 2021! ICHRAs (pronounced ‘ICK-rah’) enable an employer to contribute a set amount to their employee’s health insurance premiums—tax-free! Employers decide the amount they wish to contribute, to full-time or part-time employees, while the employee gets to shop for and choose any individual marketplace plan that fits their and their family’s needs.

More Info


More Info HERE

Thank You Partners

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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.

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

719-293-2316 • admin@lakecountyedc.com