RESILIENCY, The New Buzz Word:

The pandemic has been a huge historic moment in time that has caused all of us all of us to reset. We can refresh the American Dream and rebuild, revitalize, and restructure our economy and businesses.

Businesses, non profits, government, and education: HIT THE RESET BUTTON...

Definition of Resiliency:

  1. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties;
  2. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

LLCEDC would love to assist with your resiliency plan.

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 »


Climber Loan Fund

The CLIMBER (Colorado Loans to Increase Mainstreet Business Economic Recovery) Loan Fund is a statewide program that will provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses through 2023. It will promote small businesses recovery, save jobs, and help support the Colorado economy.

The CLIMBER Loan Fund, with loans of up to half a million dollars, is designed to catalyze borrowing that might not otherwise be available. Below-market interest rates and favorable terms provide a secure recovery option for small businesses across Colorado. Special consideration is given to small businesses located in rural, distressed, and underserved areas, including communities with low to moderate incomes.

More Info HERE

Cloud City Conservation Center's mission is to inspire stewardship of our natural resources by creating educational opportunities and lasting community infrastructure in Leadville and Lake County.

You might know us from our farm on the corner of 6th and McWethy where we host a weekly donation based produce market every Friday or from our Zero Waste work where we partner with local events to reduce the impact of their waste on our community and the environment. But did you also know that we help make Lake County homes more energy efficient and help pay past due utility bills so that Lake County residents don't have to worry about having their heat turned off in the middle of winter? We believe that a sustainable community supports both it's community members and the planet, that's why our vision is "Healthy Planet, Healthy People".

Over the last year we have shifted our work to ensure that our programs are accessible to everyone in Lake County and we've grown as a result - just a year ago we had one full time staff member and now we have three. We are so excited to re-engage with the EDC this year and work with Lake County businesses to reduce their environmental impact. Don't hesitate to reach out if you think there is a way we can work together to support a healthier planet and a healthier Lake County. 

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



Emily Olsen

Executive Director

Cloud City Conservation Center

Contact: 719-465-6164


Check them out HERE
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May 2021 is Historic Preservation Month! While Historic Preservation Month celebrates historic places and the benefits of historic preservation, this campaign expands that vision to underscore the economic vitality of historic downtowns, and encourages the exploration of our distinctive businesses and public spaces in addition to historic buildings.

This campaign is a physically distanced, multi-community event that gathers the places important to locals and impressive to visitors through an online questionnaire.

The project celebrates the places and spaces that are authentically Colorado, and creates a living product that supports heritage tourists and Colorado stay-cation enthusiasts in identifying the businesses, public spaces, and historic landmarks to experience at their Main Street destination.

This information will ultimately create an interactive online map to explore the places locals recommend in each of our 21 unique, official Colorado Main Streets. It also provides local preservation commissions information on the buildings that matter most to their residents.

Link to survey HERE

Additional Info & Resources

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Community Clean Up Day

June 12, 2021!

Join Cloud City Conservation Center and Leadville MainStreet for our annual Community Clean Up Day on Saturday June 12th from 9AM-1PM. You can pick up supplies and drop off trash you’ve collected in front of the County Court House.

How You Can Help...

First, please RSVP so that we may keep a headcount of volunteers and needed supplies. We will be picking up trash, weeding planters, and more. See you there!

Sign Up HERE

Downtown Parking Assessment - FINAL SURVEY!

Please help us by taking a final survey for the parking assessment and parking needs for downtown Leadville. This is a follow-up survey to the earlier survey circulating in March and April of 2021.

The deadline for this submission is 5/28/2021. Hard copies of this survey are available at City Hall and a drop box is located at the front desk in the main hallway of the City Hall building to bring these hard copies back. 

If you have any questions please email adminservices@leadville-co.gov

Take the Survey HERE
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Join us and learn how to tap into the power of YouTube. Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.

Led by Pamela Starr, a professional trainer for Grow with Google, this is a presentation for people who already have YouTube channel for their business as well as people who are curious about creating one.

Register HERE

Important Updates to Lake County COVID Restrictions!

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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