Region 10 in Montrose has been doing what it can to try to stimulate the economy. Since the 90’s the Region 10 Enterprise program has had more than 5 thousand businesses certified and thus creating 5500 new jobs. The program encourages investment in Western Colorado’s business and non-profit communities. According Zone director Rhona Keckler the majority of accountants and CPA’s are kept informed of the latest state tax credit which can help with cash flow for new businesses in their first couple years of operation. As of Sept of this year, 81.9 million dollars had been invested through the program.