Businesses, Nonprofits, and Community Leaders:

Do you think Leadville & Lake County shoulder seasons are shrinking or the same?  Email me thoughts: director@lakecountyedc.com


Are you registered to vote in Leadville & Lake County or wherever you reside? You can register to vote check this link out.  Early Voting October 25th - Election Day November 2nd.


Data shows that citizens don’t vote much on the off elections.  Local elections are more important for you than National elections.  Exercise your right to Vote


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 »

Speaking of Voting...

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 have moved up to 8th place...let's keep going!

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

Vote for Leadville HERE
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Take the Survey HERE

The Lake County Tourism Panel is asking residents and business owners to take a survey to give feedback on local tourism. The surveys are part of the Restart Destinations grant-funded work the Lake County Tourism Panel is doing to help Leadville and Lake County create a post-pandemic marketing plan that is sustainable and meets locals’ needs.  Locals who take the survey may enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Lake County business of their choice.

Mountain Town Winter (Virtual) Job Fair- Business Registration Open

According to the most recent data, there are over 231,000 jobs posted in Colorado for about 189,000 unemployed people.

Stand out in a challenging labor market and leave no stone unturned when recruiting for employees! Register today for the Mountain Town Winter Job Fair and find candidates for your open positions. It's FREE!

October 14 @ 2pm

Employer Registration HERE
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Job Seekers Register HERE

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

Outdoor Industry Summit


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

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.


Why do you need an HR management system?…to COMMUNICATE EXPECTATIONS…to yourself, employees, investors, customers! It encourages open communication; it focuses employee & manager & customer expectations; it acts a planning tool. After all, your will not manage your business by yourself!

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
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You can help us deepen our roots this year! We are growing our annual Planter Box Program into an online auction event! 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 will go live October 15 - November 15, 2021

More info HERE
Read the Press Release!

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