Find out how you can support local businesses.

An additional resource available is SWCODA, Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance. SWCODA helped local residents during the 416 fire. Visit their website to get or give assistance.

Upcoming Events:

To comply with the Colorado Governor's stay at home order, all events in April are currently cancelled, as are events in May. Most events in June and beyond are still planning on occurring, but are in a wait and see mode for the time being. Until events can start occurring again, BID's event calendar has been taken down. Click HERE for a list of Durango's annual events, and stay tuned for more details as they become available.

BID Announcements:

  • Webinar for Small Businesses TUESDAY
    Webinar for Small Businesses TUESDAY

    A webinar is being held Tuesday April 7 to give guidance and resources to small businesses across Southwest Colorado about the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). This webinar is brought to you by the La Plata County Economic Recovery Task Force.

     Where: Zoom - see below

    When:  Tuesday, April 7, 1 PM


    • David Benevidas, Lender Relations Specialist, Small Business Administration Colorado - PPP application update
    • Mary Shepherd, Executive Director, Small Business Development Center Southwest Colorado -  Regional resources and the SBDC Center
    • Kent Curtis, President, First Southwest Bank - PPP application process to lender and next steps
    • Eric Malone, Payroll Department - Employment and the PPP
    • Q&A as time allows

    Technology Platform:

    Please download the Zoom app on your computer, tablet, or phone. Zoom works on all devices including Apple, Android, and PC.

    Zoom Video and Audio: 


  • Support Local Business During COVID 19
    Support Local Business During COVID 19

    The Durango Business Improvement District Cares about your health and the health of our community. Help support local businesses in Downtown Durango and the North Main District through this time by shopping online, purchasing a gift card, order take out or sign up for private classes. See a detailed list of businesses offering these services HERE.

  • BID Meetings
    BID Meetings

    BID's monthly board of directors meeting is open to the public. The meeting is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from noon to 2 pm. The next meeting is Thursday April 9, 2020. All BID board members are being held online until further notice. The April 9 meeting can be accessed via computer and phone.


    Meeting ID 226 461 464

    A few days before the board meeting, the agenda and meeting packet will be posted HERE.




    TBK Bank hosts BID's monthly Coffee and Conversation meeting. BID Coffee and Conversation is for business owners and anyone interested in Downtown and North Main District activities. The meeting is always held on the 2nd Friday of every month from 8:30 to 9:30 am. at TBK Bank in the Community Room, 259 W. 9th Street. Free coffee and pastries are provided by TBK Bank. The next meeting is Friday April 10, 2020. Click HERE for the agenda a few days before the meeting.

    NOTICE - these meetings will be held online for the immediate future, with a link to participate included on the agenda.


    BID also holds an every-other-month meeting for businesses in the North Main District. The next meeting is Tuesday April 28, 2020, from 8:30 to 9:30 am. at the Durango Public Library. A few days before the board meeting, the agenda for the meeting will be posted HERE.

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