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Economy

Solutions and stories related to local economic prosperity.

Solution Renewable Energy Cuts Utility Costs at Lander Senior Center
Local Champion:
Lander Senior Foundation
Date funded:
October 13, 2021
Grant Amount:
$15,000
Solution Lander Creatives Connect Local Businesses to Freelancers
Local Champion:
The Working End
Date funded:
August 30, 2023
Grant Amount:
$4,500
Story Uplifting Youth in Cortez

A new craft-beverage initiative in Cortez aims to help create career pathways for young people.

Solution Online Marketplace Hires Interim Manager to Keep Serving Community
Local Champion:
Lander Valley Farmers Market
Date funded:
June 7, 2021
Grant Amount:
$3,000
Solution Artists Create Public Space to Draw Visitors, Promote Tourism
Local Champion:
Lander Art District
Date funded:
May 3, 2021
Grant Amount:
$7,300
Solution Local Growers Ensure Continued Access to Vital Seed Library
Local Champion:
Wind River Farm to Plate
Date funded:
April 6, 2021
Grant Amount:
$3,420
Story Creating E-Commerce for Small Business

Informed by the experiences of five Taos businesses, this handbook can help rural merchants launch online stores.

Story Lander Shops Local

Spurred by COVID-19 concerns, LOR helps the Lander community bring a bevy of shop local initiatives to life, including a winter pop-up market that’s easy to replicate with a new, downloadable LOR toolkit.

Solution Local Artists Anchor New District With Community Studio Space
Local Champion:
Lander Art District
Date funded:
January 15, 2021
Grant Amount:
$3,375
Wood Processor
Story San Cristobal’s Community Woodlot

This northern New Mexico village’s new firewood processor will help build an economy around forest health and support essential community programs.

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