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Retention • Expansion • Development

Photo taken at the John Martin Reservoir, Bent County, Colorado

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Our goal is to create quality jobs that will support and sustain the community.  We are always looking for opportunities to bring new business and activities to Bent County.  We offer numerous resources for start-ups as well as for businesses looking to expand in our area.


Job retention and business assistance go hand-in-hand.  We are here to support local businesses in their efforts to not only survive, but to THRIVE.  Through community support activities, employee trainings, workshops, and more- we are here to help!


Safety, education quality and opportunity, poverty reduction, environmental quality, and cultural and recreational amenities all feed into our quality of life.  Good quality of life makes living, working, and conducting business in a community worthwhile.  We are here to advocate for the businesses and the residents of Bent County

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It is the mission of the Bent County Development Foundation to increase the general economic development and improve the quality of life for existing and future residents of Bent County.


We focus on supporting existing businesses, bringing in new business, and strengthening the economic infrastructure of the community so that every business can thrive.



Do you have a great business idea, but no idea how to get started?  Set up a time to talk to our Director, and you will be led through the process of starting your own business.  We also serve as a resource/liaison for potential NEW businesses to expand or relocate into our community. 

Workforce Development

We are currently partnering with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to create programming and certification courses to place individuals into high-wage career fields.  Contact our office for additional information.

Business Support Services

Amanda Leck is the BCDF Executive Director. She has over 20+ years in management, marketing, operations, and entrepreneurship as well as experience in international trade, economic development, and grant writing. Call to set up a consultation with to discuss your business needs.

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