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Have you completed the Mancos visioning survey?

Mancos would like to hear from residents and business owners about issues pertinent to our future. Please fill out this quick survey before the January 31 deadline.


Southwest Colorado’s Economy Has Rebounded, but Aging, Labor and Housing Remain Concerns

Fort Lewis College’s School of Business Administration hosted its annual Southwest Economic Outlook on Thursday with presenters sharing a mixed bag for the region and Colorado’s economy.

Owner of Bauer House Reflects on Past 27 Years

The landmark mansion has become a distinguished and esteemed emblem of antiquity and culture in Southwest Colorado.

What’s Working: Colorado Economists Share 2022 Forecasts

Colorado’s economy is better than last year but full recovery doesn’t mean business will look like it did in 2019. Plus: unemployment fraud updates, wage increases and more.


Ice Cream Favorite Moose and More Moving to Mancos

After almost seven years, owners Rachel and Brent McWhirter are closing their Cortez space, planning instead to incorporate their treats into their Mancos restaurant, the Columbine Bar and Grill.


Where Have Colorado’s Workers Gone? Some Say: “We’re Still Here. Hire Us!”

Events / Workshops

Build a Business Plan in a Day Workshop

January 18, 2022 | 12:00 am

Marketing Plan for 2022

January 25, 2022 | 9:00 am

Starting Your Business Workshop (Cortez)

January 19, 2022 | 9:00 am

Marketing Strategy Basics

February 8, 2022 | 9:00 am

Enterprise Sales for Everyone

January 11, 2022 | 12:00 pm

Starting Your Business Workshop

January 13, 2022 | 8:30 am

Advanced Bidding & Estimating for Construction Contractors

January 18, 2022 | 1:00 pm

SCAPE – Business Incubator – to Hold Event in Dolores

January 9, 2022 | 2:00 pm

Inventor Bootcamp Series: Part 1

November 2, 2021 | 9:00 am

Demystifying Credit Card Processing

October 12, 2021 | 8:30 am

Starting Your Business Workshop

November 4, 2021 | 8:00 am

The Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference

November 3, 2021 | 8:30 am

Leading in a multi-generational, multi-cultural workplace

August 31, 2021 | 9:00 am

Introduction to Google Analytics

July 20, 2021 | 12:00 pm

How to Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

August 17, 2021 | 12:00 pm

The Power of WE (Women Entrepreneurs)

September 27, 2021 | 8:30 am

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