Ouray Economic Development Committee


Ouray Economic Development Committee

The Ouray Economic Development Committee (OEDC) works as the liaison between the City and the local business community. This includes creating and implementing an Economic Development Plan and economic development incentives to best serve the business community and to align with programs that induce private investment enterprises and commerce. The committee also explores regional economic development efforts with the Town of Ridgway and Ouray County as well as is tasked with developing a Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) program, participating in policy discussions and revisions to community planning documents, and making recommendations to the City Council about economic incentive requests.

All committees have a set number of members with staggered terms and may also have residency requirements.  Details for each committee can be found in Chapter 2 of the Ouray City Code.

Volunteer Opportunity: Application for Participation on a City Committee

OEDC Upcoming Meeting Agenda


  • 07/13/2023: SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming OEDC Roundtable - "How AI Can Be Used to Support Small Business" (September 14, 6:30-8:00 pm @ Ouray Community Center)
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Not yet a registered business? CLICK HERE for more information and to complete your registration. 
Starting a new business? CLICK HERE for valuable business resources.

OEDC Upcoming Meeting Schedule

OEDC Archived Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2023 Micro-Grant Program
Application Window Now CLOSED: April 17 - May 8
Grants will be awarded by the end of May.

Not yet a registered business? CLICK HERE for more information and to complete your registration.

Sending a special thanks to Micro-Grant Program Donors!

Citizens State Bank_Master Logo Citizens State Bank $2,500
Ouray Chamber Logo Ouray Chamber $5,000
San Juan Mountain Guides Logo San Juan Mountain Guides $2,000
Frank & Jeanne Robertson

The Lauderdales