Developing a Strong Economy for Delta County

428 Main St., STE 101, Delta, CO 970-874-4992               


Formed in 1996 as a private, non-profit economic development organization, Delta County Economic Development, Inc. (DCED) is committed to developing a stronger economy for Delta County. Since its inception, DCED has played a significant role in helping existing businesses in Delta County to expand, to recruit new businesses and investment to the area, and to market Delta County as a great place to do business and a wonderful place to live.

Delta County Economic Development serves as a one-stop service center for businesses seeking to expand or relocate to the area. DCED provides up-to-date information on available buildings and locations, demographics and local resources. DCED also serves as a facilitator, working one-on-one with businesses to assist them with the progress of their goals.

Many amenities are available to businesses in Delta County. The quality of life, excellent schools, recreational opportunities, reasonable taxes, affordable real estate, and strong labor force throughout Delta County make it a versatile and desirable community.

DCED represents the City of Delta and Towns of Cedaredge, Crawford, Hotchkiss, Paonia and Orchard City. The DCED office is located in the
City of Delta.


  • Participation in Region 10 effort for bringing broadband to the six counties of Region 10

  • Steering Committee on a joint EDA grant with Gunnison County for a developing economic prosperity and recovery plan for our two counties following the recent layoffs at area coal mines

  • Working with businesses to support their continued operation in Delta County through expansions and start-ups.

  • Assisting businesses to access Rural Economic Development Initiative Grants for business expansion and job creation.

  • Collaborating with organizations, governments and other entities working to improve the Western Slope economy.