DELTA COUNTY IS HOME TO A NUMBER OF UNIQUE RESOURCES, ATTRIBUTES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CONDITIONS THAT HELP DIFFERENTIATE IT FROM OTHER COMMUNITIES. THE COUNTY IS HOME TO NATURAL ATTRACTIONS INCLUDING TWO RIVERS, THE GRAND MESA NATIONAL FOREST, AND TWO NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREAS. THE COUNTY ENJOYS A MORE TEMPERATE CLIMATE THAN THE MAJORITY OF THE STATE, HAS A LARGE AMOUNT OF FARMLAND, AND HAS ACCESS TO WATER RESOURCES AND CLEAN AIR.
Delta County is located on Colorado's western slope at the base of Grand Mesa, the largest flat top mountain in the world. An agricultural and heritage hotbed, this region is home to the delightfully diverse communities of Cedaredge, Crawford, Delta, Hotchkiss, Orchard City and Paonia. Delta County was created by the Colorado legislature on February 11, 1883. The county was named for the City of Delta, which gets its moniker for its location on the delta of the Uncompahgre River and Gunnison River. Delta County's story is one of agriculture pioneers, mining, land, and water development. Delta County is located on Colorado's western slope, about 267 miles southwest of Denver. Visitors may fly directly into the area via Blake Field Airport (located in Delta, CO and now offers jet fuel), Montrose-Telluride Regional Airport (20 miles from the City of Delta) or Grand Junction Regional Airport (40 miles from the City of Delta). Delta County is accessed by Highways 50, 92 and 133.
The County also has the Delta-Montrose Technical College with a number of programs that provide needed job skills to the local labor force. The County’s largest advantage in terms of the cost of doing business is low labor costs. Utility, shipping, and real estate costs are also competitive with comparison communities.
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