Region 10 League for Economic Assistance & Planning

MONTROSE—Though the Region 10 League for Economic Assistance & Planning has been around since 1972, the non-profit organization completed renovations to the Region 10 Enterprise Center at 300 South Cascade Avenue in 2010. Completed at a cost of $500,000 without the use of public funding, the Enterprise Center continues to serve its original purpose of providing low-cost office space for non-profit and emerging businesses (which are allowed to remain for three years.)

“The Region 10 Enterprise Center is just one example of the many ways Region 10 facilitates economic development and leverages resources for stronger communities,” Region 10 Small Business Development Center Vince Fandel said. “Not only do we offer office space at “break-even” rates, the building has WIFI, and two conference rooms for use by our tenants as well as local non-profit and community groups.”

Past Region 10 SBRC course offerings have included seminars on branding, social media, accounting software and technology. On Oct. 29, Region 10 will host a seminar on Constant Contact, one of today’s most effective marketing tools.

In years past, the building that houses the Enterprise Center has served as a nursing home, and the location of Montrose County Health and Human Services. By transforming the facility into a community resource, Region 10 has contributed to the health and vitality of the surrounding neighborhood, and to the health of the regional business community.

Among the original 2009 tenants still located in Region 10’s Enterprise Center is the Western Regional Emergency Medical Services Council.

“We like being located in the Enterprise Center,” WREMSC Special Projects Coordinator Robyn Funk said. “The office is easy to find, and there is a synergy that comes from being located in a building with other community non-profits and small businesses. We feel fortunate to have a resource like this in our community, and to have such easy access to the resources and information available through Region 10.”

To reserve your space for the Oct. 29 Constant Contact seminar, call Claudette at 970-249-2436 ext. 11. Region 10 is currently offering classes on “Starting Your Own Business,” “Quickbooks”, “Creating a Business Plan” and more. All classes are supported with individual counseling sessions. To learn more about Region 10’s programs and services, call Vince Fandel at 970-249-2436 ext. 17.