Employers and Demographics

Southfork Gateway

Located in Durango Colorado’s Newest Regional Retail District¬†

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Largest Employers

Fort Lewis College / Four year liberal arts college with over 4,000 students

Government Agencies/ 12,668

Southern Ute Indian Tribe/ 1,300

Mercy Regional Medical Center/ 1,000

Durango School District 9-R/ 544

British Petroleum/ 400-500


Visitors/ 900,000 estimated per year as averaged by The Bureau of Transportation & Tourism in Durango

Outdoor Playground/ Durango serves as a tourism hub for skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and dining as well as other activities at Durango Mountain Resort, Silverton Mountain, Wolf Creek and Telluride. Durango also offers the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and access to Mesa Verde National Park.

Regional Airport/ Provides daily service to Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix.