Business Creation Opportunities
The West End currently has a need for the following new businesses:
Flour manufacturing (utilizing community co-op grain mill)
Carpentry – Rough and Fine Finish
Senior In-Home Care
Root vegetable crop production (for sale in local grocers)
Fruit crop production (for sale in local grocers and value-added production)
Meat production (small scale, for sale in local grocers)
Outdoor Recreation Tour Guides (multiple avenues)
Outdoor Gear Rental Service (Bikes, helmets, etc.)
Home and Commercial Real Estate Appraisal
Backflow Prevention - Installation & Inspection
Brand Strategy Consultant Request for Proposal
WEEDC is seeking proposals for services to develop a Branding Strategy to help promote economic development of the West End.
Proposal should include:
-Developing a Brand Name that best encompasses the communities of the West End
-Develop an outline of the Brand Story, Ethos, and Purpose/Mission
-Develop a "Brand Voice" and language to reflect the depth and character of the region (i.e., frontier, rugged, remote, etc.)
See full proposal details in the RFP on this page.
Photo & Video Content Development Request for Contract Bid
WEEDC is seeking a contract bid for services to develop photos and video content in relation to a regional branding initiative
Bid should include:
-Photo/Video development, including at least 250 high-resolution images per season (summer, winter, spring and fall) of outdoor recreation activities and opportunities
-Produce at least 15 minutes of aerial drone footage showcasing outdoor recreation activities and opportunities
-Produce at least 15 minutes of high-quality video for website broadcasting.
See full proposal details in the Request for Bid on this page
WEEDC is seeking a contract Food Coordinator
The Food Coordinator will work approximately 10 to 15 hours/week and work as a co-coordinator with another part-time Food Coordinator. The Food Coordinators are responsible for the management of “agricultural makerspaces” in Colorado’s West End (west end of Montrose and San Miguel Counties; comprised of Nucla, Naturita, Bedrock, Redvale, Paradox, and Norwood) to facilitate the economic recovery and food security of the region. This role falls under the Advance West End (AWE) project, an U.S. Economic Development Administration grant, managed by the Telluride Foundation.
Please contact WEEDC at 970-865-2499 or via email at to request a complete description.
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