Durango is a Home Rule Municipality and it is also the County seat of La Plata County. Durango has a total area of about 17.8 sq. km. and is elevated 6513 ft. above sea level. The Durango Chamber of Commerce promotes the local business community and provides information in community resources, to contribute in successful creation, expansion and relocation of businesses. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, aviation, automotive, finance, information technology, real estate, health services, freight forwarding, hospitality, and insurance and recreation facilities. The city's proximity to a wealth of natural resource has attracted the industry of oil and gas exploration and development. The local economy engaged in arbitration, art supplies, auctioneers, bagel shops, restaurants, bicycle dealers, suppliers of camping equipments, cleaning, department stores, escrow services, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers serve as the backbone of the community's economic development. The residents of Durango have a deep commitment to the environment. The 'Just One Block' green power marketing campaign has enabled the local citizens to buy 100 percent greeen power.