Businesses, Nonprofits, and Community Leaders:

Leadville/Lake County was selected this year as the 'Small Community of the Year' for its achievements in the following activities:

  • It's abiding commitment and dedication to its Economic Development Organization
  • Collaboration among all its Economic Development partners within the county to align resources and strategies for the betterment of the community
  • It's continued support for its small businesses and citizens especially during a time of disruption caused by the pandemic

“This year’s winners represent the forefront of economic development achievement and premier talent that contribute to the overall health and vibrancy of our Colorado’s communities,” said 2021 EDCC Board Chair and Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, Executive Director, Laura Lewis Marchino. “We are so proud to recognize and showcase these individuals and organizations, that improve the quality of life for our citizens.”

Take a few minutes and watch the video and read the press release!

Award Press Release


We are so proud Leadville/Lake County!!!

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 »

Offer health insurance benefits to your employees tax-free! 

Businesses of any size can offer plans with more savings, cost control, and choice than traditional group plans. 


Peak Health Alliance is excited to introduce a new health insurance product for small business called “ICHRA”. ICHRAs will allow businesses of any size to contribute to an amount they determine, tax-free, to their employee's health insurance premiums.


This is a fantastic benefit for a small business owner who can now offer health insurance as a recruitment and retention tool to both fill time and part time or seasonal workers. Businesses can determine the amount of the contribution, then the employees will use the individual marketplace to find a place that fits their budget and situation best.

Thanks to LLCEDC's partnership with Peak, LLCEDC members will receive a $25 direct rebate from Peak by enrolling in ICHRA or another Peak group insurance product before December 1, 2021.


Click here to To learn more about Peak options for business  

Click here Once enrolled, to redeem your rebate 

Or contact Peak directly at 970-455-0381 or info@peakhealthalliance.org  

Get Started HERE

Special Announcement!

The Leadville Main Street Program and Leadville Lake County Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce that we are partnering once again for our 6th Annual Shop Leadville and Small Business Saturday® next month! Officially announced by our partners at American Express, applications are now open for Community Champions! We plan on bringing back the Passport Program, special events, and much more - stay tuned for updates!

In the meantime, now is the time to start thinking about your "specials" for November 27, 2021, Shop Small Saturday! If you need ideas, please reach out to us!

2021 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business - TODAY!

In the final quarter of this challenging year, there is still time to take actions that can favorably impact your bottom line and your tax bill for 2021.

These measures relate to your employees, your customers, your equipment, and your operations. They reflect big changes made by the American Rescue Plan Act and other legislation (including extension of the Paycheck Protection Program), as well IRS pronouncements. 

Whether you work with a CPA or go it alone, learn which tax breaks apply to you and how to nail them down now before times runs out.

Join this informational webinar!

November 4, 2021 @ 11am

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Learn More HERE
Register HERE


Business Thoughts Spotlight

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.


How do I get more leads? This is a common question posed by many consultants, entrepreneurs and organizations. Depending on your industry, the question may be even harder to answer these days. Creating engagement content that creates a lead magnet (free content given away in exchange for your audience’s contact information) is one of the best ways to grow your email list and demonstrate your expertise. More here...

Read Full Article HERE

Additional Info & Updates

Leadville In Bloom!

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Ready, Set, Bid! Have you placed your bid yet? You may already know, this year’s Leadville MainStreet fall event has a different spin! Our Leadville in Bloom online auction is LIVE NOWYour bid will deepen our roots and grow the planter box program for Summer of 2022. Browse planter box options and choose your favorite location… Just remember it is an auction! You may have to outbid someone to get it! Ultimately, though, the goal is to fill all of Harrison with colorful blooms for the summer! Of course, it wouldn't be a MainStreet auction without upcycled auction items and street signs! Old planter boxes that once housed the flowers on Harrison have repurposed and transformed by local creatives are up for bid! Check back often, as these items will be added as they come in. You will also find a selection of vintage Leadville street signs in the auction. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of downtown history -- once those are gone, they are gone. Bidding is only open through November 15! Check out the flyer HERE!

Leadville in Bloom is officially live October 15 - November 15, 2021

Leadville in Bloom IS NOW LIVE!

October 15 - November 15, 2021

Check out the flyer HERE

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

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.

Visit our website:



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

719-293-2316 • admin@lakecountyedc.com