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Economy

Solutions and stories related to local economic prosperity.

Story Pool Upgrade Ensures Bright Future for Local Swimmers—And Cortez

When the starting blocks at the city pool fell into disrepair, Cortez's local swim club's existence was uncertain. With LOR’s support the club upgraded the pool, which helped the team stay afloat and brought an economic boon to Cortez.

Solution Monte Vista Makes the Season Bright for Local Businesses
Local Champion:
City of Monte Vista
Date funded:
September 26, 2022
Grant Amount:
$6,000
Solution New Taos Youth Basketball League Fosters NBA Dreams
Local Champion:
Taos Youth Basketball League
Date funded:
August 26, 2022
Grant Amount:
$18,700
Solution Cortez Apple Growers Turn Waste Into A Windfall
Local Champion:
Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project
Date funded:
June 29, 2022
Grant Amount:
$29,000
Solution Local Growers Flourish at the Talpa Community Farmers Market
Local Champion:
Talpa Community Center Association Inc.
Date funded:
May 23, 2022
Grant Amount:
$9,960
Solution Lander Businesses Explore Forming a Main Street Association With Help From Wyoming Experts
Local Champion:
Lander Main Street Association
Date funded:
April 25, 2022
Grant Amount:
$500
Solution Cortez Cultural Center Helps Local Artists Reach New Customers With E-Commerce
Local Champion:
Cortez Cultural Center
Date funded:
March 25, 2022
Grant Amount:
$15,502
Solution Local Videographer Raises Awareness About Lander’s Nonprofit Sector
Local Champion:
Topographic Media
Date funded:
March 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,445
Story Bringing Lander’s Young Professionals Together for Good

Retaining young workers was hard even before the pandemic, but a few Lander locals saw an opportunity to bring young professionals together—building a stronger community and new generation of leaders in the process.

Solution Cortez’s New Swim Blocks Provide an Economic Boon
Local Champion:
Cortez Water Dragons
Date funded:
March 23, 2022
Grant Amount:
$29,995

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