“Quality of life” is a phrase that best describes the Cortez Area and what draws people to and keeps them in the area. Tucked in the southwest corner of Colorado, this region is rich with ancient puebloan history, agricultural roots and numerous recreational opportunities. 

Located just north of Cortez, McPhee Reservoir is the second largest manmade reservoir in Colorado and offers fishing & boating while providing water for the surrounding communities. Excellent weather and a spectacular natural setting make this area a natural for families and those looking for a peaceful way of life away from it all. 

Please explore our website and see what the Cortez Area can offer your business and your family!

Economic Information

Region 9 Economic Development District
Montezuma Community Economic Development Association

Finding Employment

Southwest Colorado Workforce Center

Education in Cortez
Education in Dolores
Education in Mancos 
City of Cortez
Montezuma County 
For additional job listings, please visit our individual member sites. 

Real Estate

Four Corners Board of Realtors
Century 21/West Slope Realty
Southwest Realty
4 Corners Properties 
Re/Max Mesa Verde Realty


Our community values education and has shown this recently by passing 2 bond issues to support the building of a new Cortez High School and the remodeling of school facilities in Dolores. Please visit our Education page to learn more about the education system in our area.

Demographics & Statistics

The Cortez Area is varied both culturally and topographically. To gain a better understanding of it's setting and people please visit our Demographics & Statistics page. 

Municipal & Utilities

There are a number of servies available in our area that help create the "Quality of Life" that the Cortez Area is known for. To learn more about them please visit our Municipal & Utilities page.