To provide support for new and expanding economic opportunities throughout Montezuma County in order to nurture a diverse, local, year-round economy that enhances the needs, values, and quality of life of our communities, and provides opportunities for future generations to prosper in Southwest Colorado.

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Since January 2007, interested citizens, with the involvement of the five governmental entities have worked to create a sustainable, community economic development effort that can represent the needs and values of the entire Montezuma County geographic region. The five government entities set economic development priorities and a Stakeholders Group, led by a Steering Team, met monthly to draft a mission, illustrated vision, guiding principles, By-laws, and funding plan.

MCEDA is a public/private partnership that promotes and coordinates development efforts in Montezuma County. The MCEDA Board of Directors is open to all members and is comprised of 5 government, 7 business and 3 at-large seats. For more information on MCEDA meeting and activities visit us at our next MCEDA Meeting, the second Tuesday of each month, 3:00PM at Axis Health. Economic knowledge and information are keys to better business and personal decision making. MCEDA endeavors to provide economic information and assistance that is informative and valuable for businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies or personal enterprise. Scroll through our site and then give us a call.

Let us help you, we are dedicated to strengthening our regional economy.


Grow Your Business Here

Helping businesses achieve their goals is the backbone of the MCEDA mission and the key to successful economic growth. If you’re looking to grow your business or are considering a corporate relocation, we provide the tools to simplify the process.

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Build Your Life Here

Montezuma County is a diverse landscape that begins with white-capped mountain peaks and transitions into high desert vegetation creates a distinctive environment not anywhere else.

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Fiber to the Home FAQ

Fiber to the Home FAQ Q. What is fiber to the home? A. Fiber to the home (FTTH) is the delivery of a communications signal over optical fiber from the operator’s switching equipment all the way to a home or business, thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires


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Internet in Montezuma County

Want to know more about what you can do to get faster internet in Montezuma County? Check out this video explaining what the need is and what we can do about it. Also read this article that explains Open Networks: https://muninetworks.org/content/open-access https://youtu.be/lVmBJNjFUa8


High Speed Internet Connection for Everyone!

Want to know more about what our area is trying to do with regards to deploying fiber networks? Check out this great video: