Special Events

The documents here include presentations at special events like economic forum meetings and other county happenings of interest in economic development activities.

Pagosa Springs Economic Forum: 2015-11-13

Keynote speakers at the Pagosa Springs Economic Forum on November 13, 2015, included State of Colorado Demography Office – Elizabeth Garner, State Demographer of Colorado, and Dr. Robert “Tino” Sonora, Professor of Economics at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. You can find each of their presentations below highlighting 2015 economic conditions for Archuleta County, Colorado and even the entire United States.

Pagosa Economic Forum 2015 – Elizabeth Garner Presentation

Pagosa Economic Forum 2015 – Tino Sonora Presentation

Pagosa Springs Economic Forum-Real Estate Market & Second Home Study Review: 2016-3-4

The second Economic Forum held in March focused on the real estate market and a large second home study review of the area. Mike Heraty, Pagosa Source Real Estate Advisors and Managing Broker/CDC Board Director and Donna Graves, owner of Information Services/SBDC Advisor were the guest speakers for the event and brought valuable information concerning real estate trends for Archuleta County. View the real estate/economic reports below.

Southwest Colorado Index

Archuleta County Housing Report

Pagosa to host 5th Annual Southwest Colorado Tourism Summit

Pagosa Springs will host the 5th annual Southwest Tourism Conference on of April 13 & 14, 2016. The Pagosa Springs Area Tourism Board will host the event with the help of numerous businesses in our community and the Southwest Travel Region organization. This summit will bring together hundreds of people in the tourism industry regionally and throughout the state.  Cathy Ritter, the new Director of the Colorado Tourism Office will be the featured keynote speaker.  She and her staff will present information and insights on our state tourism programs and initiatives.  Seminars, workshops and educational sessions will focus on aspects of tourism marketing and sales, trends, partnership opportunities, social media, internet technology, agritourism and much more.

$75 Early Bird Registration until April 5th

$99 Regular Registration

Registration is open and you can go to www.swtourismsummit.com.