Economic Development and Community Impact

Manitou Made
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When It Comes to Local Impact, We Drink Deep.

Manitou Made celebrates our community’s reputation as a haven for makers, merchants, artists, and entrepreneurs. Shopping here directly supports the people, places, and experiences that define our vibrant community. Although we set out on ambitious foot traffic goals, we also achieved ecommerce gains that will continue to help our small businesses thrive.

And, whether you choose to spend money in person or online at an independent business, it equals more money in local economic activity. According to the Andersonville Study of Retail Economics, local business generates 70% more local economic activity per square foot than big-box retail.

A Brand

to call our own

Manitou Made is a brand that represents resilience and creativity. Although we launched as an online marketplace in the 2020 holiday shopping season, we will remain long after the holidays as a way to showcase the amazing, ethically sourced and locally made products that bubble up right here in the Manitou Springs region.

What’s Our Ultimate Goal?

Simple: To provide a place where merchants and makers can sell products sourced in the Manitou Springs region while giving locals and out of town guests a place to shop and support this abundant and creative community.