Working for just wages and a brighter future for the people of La Plata County
Thrive! is a coalition of local workers, employers, elected officials, and public partners who care about the long-term economic health and social well-being of La Plata County. Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life in La Plata County through fair and just wages for all. We envision a diverse and sustainable economy that produces the opportunity for business growth, meaningful work and livable wages.
We believe that when working people earn a living wage, it enables individuals, families and the entire community to thrive.
Perhaps one of Thrive!’s most recognizable initiatives is our Employer Recognition Program – a voluntary certification for local businesses that identifies and celebrates employers who are paying a living wage for all their employees. You may have noted the iconic Thrive! sticker hanging in the window of some of your favorite local businesses or posted proudly on their websites. Since it began in 2014, the recognition program has certified a coalition of over 100 businesses, and momentum continues to grow.