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Welcome to La Junta, Colorado and La Junta Economic Development! We are proud to live and work in beautiful Southeastern Colorado. Take a closer look at La Junta, we think you will like what you see in the "Smile Hi City."

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Our Mission Statement:

  • To aid in the economic development and stabilization of La Junta, Colorado, through promoting and retaining employment.

  • To generate both industrial and retail economic development leads that are a good fit for La Junta and the Arkansas Valley communities.

  • To work as a team player with our business partners to promote a progressive and vibrant business climate for La Junta and the Arkansas Valley.

  • To facilitate the attraction of new retail establishments and assist in retaining existing businesses.

The "Smile Hi City"

The Arkansas Valley is the best kept secret in Colorado with La Junta as the hub of economic activity in the area. La Junta is home to the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, Otero Junior College and the world famous Koshare Indian Boy Scout Troop.

The name La Junta means "the junction" in Spanish. The town of La Junta is located along the Arkansas River at what once was the junction of the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail and the Trappers Trail into the mountains and gold camps of Colorado. Bents Old Fort National Historic Site is but a few miles away on the Arkansas River. Native Americans, Spanish explorers, trappers, gold seekers, emigrants and settlers, farmers and ranchers have all contributed something to the colorful mix of cultures that make up present day La Junta.

Today La Junta is a progressive, friendly community located on US Highway 50 and serviced by Amtrak and the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad in beautiful Southeast Colorado. Located away from the hectic rush of our front range neighbors to the northwest, La Junta's pace is slower and more relaxed, the quality of life a little bit better, and the cost of living more reasonable. We enjoy our moderate climate and our 300 + days of sunshine per year. Take a closer look at La Junta, we think you will like what you see in the "Smile Hi City."

If you are thinking of relocating your business or starting a new one, consider all the great amenities La Junta has to offer.

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In La Junta We Have:

  • 1500 Acre Industrial Park
  • Air and Rail Service
  • Access to Major Highways
  • A Culturally Diverse Population
  • Excellent K-12 Schools and Otero Junior College
  • Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center - a Full Service Hospital
  • A Variety of Leisure Time Activities
  • Frequent Community Events


Life is good in the "Smile Hi City"

For more information please contact:

Ryan Stevens
Director of Economic Development

1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, Colorado 81050

office: (719) 384-6965
cell: (719) 671-9499