All kinds of support for all kinds of expansions.

Wildlife of all kinds roam the millions of acres of natural land surrounding Craig. And in one corner of the city, at the Mountain Man Taxidermy operation, trophies of animals of all kinds from all over the world are created, from places as diverse as Alaska, Africa, and New Zealand.

When owner Scott Moore first started Mountain Man, he worked construction jobs to support the enterprise, but by 2021 the company had grown so much it required a new location with double the workspace. Thanks to Craig’s affordable real estate costs, the new larger space accommodates all the operation’s needs, including space for photography.

Affordability isn’t the only way Craig facilitates expansion and growth for businesses of all sizes. State incentives for workforce training and job creation help operations not only add and train new employees but also upskill existing workforce through Colorado’s Skills Advance program. Expansions may also be facilitated through mechanisms like TIF financing, available through Craig’s Urban Renewal Authority.

And personalized assistance is always available from the Craig Economic Development team to help business owners identify expansion opportunities and create custom paths to realize those opportunities.