PCDI Continues Efforts to Sell Washington Street Property

One of several buildings at Washington Street site

Randle Realty in Lamar now has the exclusive listing for the Prowers County Development Incorporated incentive property.  The land and buildings was donated to PCDI by Big R when the company’s corporate headquarters was moved to Pueblo.  “Once the listing with Hancock Realty expired, we put out the building out for bid to local realtors,” Lisa Nolder, PCDI Executive Director,  recapped for the board.  “We received four responses, three local and one from out of the area and one dropped out.  After reviewing the proposals, the board selected Randle Realty.” Nolder added.  She said that any local realtor may show the property.

Nolder also informed the board of directors during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 29 that a minor water leak behind the men’s bathroom had been detected when the new realtor was inspecting the property.  Anywhere from 60 to 100 gallons of water covered some rugs and flooring before the water to the building was shut off.  City council liaison to PCDI, Skip Ruedeman, volunteered to man the wet/vac, for the clean-up job.  The board will get a local plumber to repair the problem.  Nolder said there wasn’t much damage and hoped the repairs would be done by next week, as she is showing he property to a prospective buyer the first week in June.

Nolder also said she will be attending the AWEA annual conference in Atlanta, GA the first week in June.  This is the latest of several she has attended, representing Prowers County to hundreds of production and support companies for wind energy interests.  “Even though the wind energy market is soft right now, there is still opportunity to highlight Prowers County as a manufacturing site for support and replacement equipment for turbines and other related projects,” she said.

The PCDI Strategic Plan, which was streamlined in 2010 was briefly reviewed by the board during the Tuesday meeting. There were few suggestions for changes for the mission statement and goals that had been developed two years ago.  The only immediate changes recommended were to update some of the contact names listed in the narrative.

One business in Holly has received a loan from the SBA, as well as approval of an incentives package from Prowers County.  The operation has not been specifically named at this time, pending approval from the primary interests involved.  An award announcement is also expected in June from the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade for a Holly business nominated by Nolder.  Each year, several businesses are honored with the “Colorado Companies to Watch” award.  She said a press release from the state is expected sometime next month.

By Russ Baldwin

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