The Durango and Silverton regional economy is surprisingly diverse, with a combined GDP of over *$5 Billion. We’re fortunate to have a true symbiotic economy, where our businesses and non-profits work together to provide a high quality of life for residents and tourists alike.
From 2016 to 2017, employment in La Plata County, CO grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 28.6k employees to 29.2k employees.
The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Plata County, CO, are Retail Trade (3,373 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,226 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,074 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of La Plata County, CO, though some of these residents may live in La Plata County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.