Grow Local Business, Celebrate Success
The Cortez Retail Enhancement Association (CREA) supports the Cortez business community through a series of initiatives and programs created to promote an engaging retail experience and healthy local economy.
Put Your Money Where Cortez Is
Buy Local. Dine Local. Shop Cortez. The focus on LOCAL is a commitment to our community, economy and each other.
For CREA, local isn’t just the place on the map where we live and work. It’s the people, businesses and families that thrive here. It’s our restaurants and stores, nonprofits and events, schools and activities, outdoor markets and recreation that life in Southwest Colorado provides us.
Supporting the Cortez economy and our diverse local business ownerships is critical not just for the survival of our unique city but for its growth. CREA is invested in helping to create a viable, vibrant community, where together we can overcome challenges and celebrate successes.
When you “shop local,” the money you spend goes directly back into the Cortez economy in the most profitable and sustainable ways. More profits, wages, local taxes and donations stay here in our city.
Explore our Initiatives. Then explore – and support – all that Cortez has to offer!
Discover new businesses, rediscover familiar favorites, meet the people behind the scenes.
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