Research and Data

San Luis Valley Development Resources Group is the “go-to” source for data and information about the San Luis Valley. We respond each year to over 50 requests for data from individuals, local governments and non-profit organizations.

San Luis Valley Statistical Profile
Besides the well-sourced Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, SLVDRG publishes an annual Statistical Profile of the San Luis Valley that provides a yearly update of demographic data for the region. The profile is circulated throughout the region.
2016 San Luis Valley Statistical Profile
2015 San Luis Valley Statistical Profile
2014 San Luis Valley Statistical Profile

Regional Profile
Annually, SLVDRG provides information about the Valley to the State Demography Office, which publishes regional profiles released at the annual State Demography Conference in November. The San Luis Valley is Colorado Planning and Management Region 8.
2016 Colorado Planning & Management Region 8 Report
2015 Colorado Planning & Management Region 8 Report

Reports
San Luis Valley Development Resources Group seeks to provide research and data reports on a variety of issues available to policymakers, organizations and community members. Copies of those reports are available below:

San Luis Valley Opportunity Zones – Opportunity Zones were enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 as a federal tax incentive designed to encourage long-term investments into operating businesses and real estate projects in low-income urban and rural communities across the nation to help drive economic growth and job creation. Investors are encouraged to make these investments through favorable treatment of reinvested capital gains and the potential forgiveness of tax on capital gains realized from the new investments in the OZ.

Yossarian Capital Partners was engaged by the San Luis Valley Development Resources Group & Council of Governments to develop a community prospectus that provides an overview of the community, its strategic advantages and economic drivers, and a pipeline of potential investments to assist the San Luis Valley in soliciting potential investors within its designated Opportunity Zones.

San Luis Valley Opportunity Zone Prospectus

San Luis Valley brand – The major goal of the San Luis Valley brand, Colorado Genuine, is to establish a way for tourists, residents, and organizations to develop an association for the San Luis Valley. Learn more about San Luis Valley’s brand and using it to promote Valley products and experiences, go to: Colorado Genuine 

San Luis Valley Targeted Industry Study

Economic Impact Analysis & Regional Activity Tool for Alternative Irrigated Cropping in the San Luis Valley

Economic Impact Analysis Activity Tool for Alternative Irrigated Cropping: County Level Tool Report

Learn how to use the Impact Analysis Activity Tool with this easy instructional video:

Regional Broadband Strategic Plan

San Luis Valley Housing Study 2009

Staff Contact:
Hew Hallock
719-589-6099
hhallock@slvdrg.org