Businesses, Nonprofits, and Community Leaders:

The Great Resignation!

Time for all us to be creative and think differently about Human Capital. Here are some links but reach if you need assistance. Take advantage of all the resources with our partners too. Specifically the Northwest Workforce Office, email: leadville@state.co.us & phone: 719.486.2428

Read the Great Resignation Article HERE

Great article HERE about ski season job openings

Workforce Development & Talent Attraction - READ HERE

Great read HERE on minimum wages increases

We would love to help and share ideas - please reach out!

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 »


Leadville has been nominated for the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award!

Help Leadville win 2021 Best Historic Small Town in the USA! We are currently in 10th place - let's keep going!

Please vote daily on all devices until Monday, October 25, 2021.

Vote for Leadville HERE Every Day Until 10/25!

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

2021 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

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


Outdoor Industry Summit - STILL TIME TO REGISTER!


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!bb

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

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.


As businesses start into 2022, great uncertainty is hanging over the heads of many executives. Execs are faced with two different realities: a pre-vaccine world of remote work and a post vaccine world of figuring out how to safely engage with employees, job candidates, and customers. To help business leaders better prepare, here are some thoughts about reimagining what this new world of work will look like in 2022 and beyond... read more HERE.

Read Full Article HERE

Additional Info & Updates

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We are excited to announce that Lake County Recreation and Leadville Main Street are partnering up this year for Trick or Treat Street - on Main Street! We are expanding Trick or Treat and a move to Harrison Avenue including Spooky Zaitz Park.

We encourage all businesses to participate - if you are interested in handing out treats, please reach out to us!

Flyer HERE

Friday, October 22, 2021

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


320 E 9th St., Leadville, CO

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Check out the flyer HERE

You can help us deepen our roots this year! We are growing our annual Planter Box Program into an online auction event - LEADVILLE IN BLOOM! By supporting this endeavor, we are all work together to ensure beautification along Harrison Avenue continues well past the 2022 growing season. Won't you help is keep Leadville in Bloom?

Repurpose and redesign a planter for the auction, place your bid on a planter or choose a location to sponsor for next year...it's your choice!

Leadville in Bloom IS NOW LIVE!

October 15 - November 15, 2021


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.

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

719-293-2316 • admin@lakecountyedc.com