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Economy

Solutions and stories related to local economic prosperity.

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
Solution A Pilot Program Pairs Lander Artists With Nonprofits for Shared Benefit
Local Champion:
Lander Community Foundation
Date funded:
March 21, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,500
Solution Student Artists Transform Utility Boxes Throughout Downtown Taos
Local Champion:
Downtown Taos
Date funded:
March 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$3,200
Solution A New Cortez Business Center Provides Affordable Coworking and Office Space
Local Champion:
Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce
Date funded:
January 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$23,084
Story The Birth of the Lander Art District

With Lander's art scene struggling amidst the pandemic, one local had an idea: establish a creative district that could benefit the entire community.

Solution Lander Young Professionals Build Bonds and Help With Worker Retention
Local Champion:
Lander Young Professionals
Date funded:
December 2, 2021
Grant Amount:
$7,250
Solution A Community Effort: Vouchers Added to Holiday Baskets to Offset Higher Food Costs
Local Champion:
A Lander local
Date funded:
November 30, 2021
Grant Amount:
$3,000
Story A New Bike Tech Training Program Comes to Cortez

All that Cortez's Southwest Open School needed to launch its new bike mechanic program was a shop. That's where LOR came in.

Solution Lander Chamber of Commerce Reminds Community Members: Shop Local!
Local Champion:
Lander Chamber of Commerce
Date funded:
November 15, 2021
Grant Amount:
$697

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