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Greetings LLCEDC Members,

We are excited to announce that we are have been selected to participate in a pilot project with our partners at Climax with the help of Better City, with the purpose of anticipating and preparing for potential threats on our community. Through scenario planning, our goal is to develop a list of actions and projects for our purpose. Such threats that will be considered include: storms, drought, civil unrest, and pandemics. Read more on our plans of action and our scope of work we will be covering by clicking the link below.

Click here to read the full article

We will be reaching out to some of you to participate with project interviews - stay tuned for more details!


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 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 »

Labor Market Updates for Lake County

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With the information given by our partners at Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium, we are eager to present updated information regarding the recent changes in the Lake County Labor Market and how many workers have become employed outside of Lake County. A phrase rom the below document by by Mark Hoblitzell reads:

"According to 2019 data from the US Census, just over 80% of Lake County workers were employed outside of the county with nearly 40% of those jobs located in Eagle or Summit counties. Chaffee County accounted for only 1.6% of jobs. (US Census On the Map, Lake County, All Jobs)"

Click here to read the full document.

Travel and commute are an unavoidable part of employment, but some industries have been shown higher percentages of commute time and distance for workers located in the Lake County region. Below is a table that shows the industries in the Lake County Region in contrast to total commute.

Click here to view the table.



Fun Is Un Ltd. offers consulting services in business development, campaign strategy, and hybrid meeting technology. With a degree in business and a decade of sales management experience, Jamie Seiffer founded Fun Is Un Ltd. to help private and public organizations do better, faster. In the past year he has been engaged by the City of Leadville, Lake County, and several other organizations.


Kendrick Consulting Inc. ( KCI ) enjoys leading development teams because the challenges are unique to each project, the issues are personal to the ownership group and the impacts are measurable. KCI takes pride in providing a high level of customer service through building strong relationships with al facets of the team, the jurisdictional staff and the surrounding community.

The LLCEDC will be highlighting key partners and members. Sustaining, growing and maintaining the future of Leadville/Lake County takes all of us.

The LLCEDC will be highlighting key partners and members. Sustaining, growing and maintaining the future of Leadville/Lake County takes all of us.

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Remote Work And The Great Resignation

People quitting their jobs at the highest rates on record continues to wreak havoc on U.S. companies. Some surveys have found that nearly half of employees are looking to leave their current jobs, highlighting the labor crisis that many employers are encountering. Some are calling this “The Great Resignation” but maybe it should be called “The Great Meaning of Success Pivot.” OK, I am getting a little ahead of my blog thought points…sorry! Drilling down into the causes for this unprecedented labor shortage in the USA, studies are finding the major cause to be the employee’s fundamental reassessment of work… read more

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

HB21-1264 Rural Reskilling, Upskilling,

and Next-skilling Workers Grant

The CWDC is excited to announce a new round of grant funding via HB21-1264 that is now available to eligible entities through a competitive application process. This round of reskilling, upskilling, and next-skilling grants will support rural organizations in facilitating training for unemployed and underemployed Coloradans to earn industry-recognized credentials. 

501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organizations who have a partnership with local workforce centers in the Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium (with the exception of the Broomfield Workforce Center) are eligible for this grant opportunity. Applications are due by March 28, 2022. Multiple grants will be awarded, with a maximum individual award amount of $225,000.


Visit the CWDC technical assistance portal HERE to apply for the grant.

Visit CWDC Website HERE


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 for more information, or visit our website at

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

Visit Website HERE
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Visit CMC!


CMC Leadville was born in 1967. In the years since then, we’ve grown and evolved to meet the needs of our community. As one of 11 CMC campuses throughout our mountain district, we’re providing classes for certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees for high school, college and community member students. Spend an hour with us on a CMC campus tour and learn about a few of the exciting programs we offer, including ski area operations, geographic information mapping (GIS), welding and eco system science, as well as valuable services and amenities that are available to the community, including library and gym usage, classroom/meeting space, skiing/hiking/riding on our fabulous trail system and dining in the Coronado Café.

For more information or to sign up for a tour, contact the LLCEDC at, or contact Alumni relations at

Visit CMC Website HERE

Additional Info & Events

Central SBDC Workshops

The Power of WE

May 16th, 8:00am-5:30pm at the Salida Steamplant Event Center

EARLY registration fee: $75.00

Registration Fee: $90 after April 25th. Team discounts and scholarships are available. Contact Miranda Grant at for details.

More info HERE

Introduction to Google Ads

March 16th, 12:00pm-1:00pm


Fee: No Cost

More info HERE

Navigating Change in your Business

March 16th, 1:00pm-2:00pm


Fee: No Cost

More Info HERE

Click HERE to see more upcoming workshops



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Visit SBDC Website

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

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


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

719-293-2316 •