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Need a Charge? Give Your Car a Boost in Lamar

Electric powered car owners will be able to charge up in Lamar in the near future, according to Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development. She told the Prowers County Commissioners recently, a grant application to Colorado Charge Ahead from November has been approved.  “We don’t have any charge units for electric […]

Council Reviews Final Water Rate Increases

Water rates will increase early this year for City of Lamar customers as the council is expected to approve the resolution at the next city council meeting on January 11th.  The council held a multi-purpose work session on the 4th to provide a final review of the rate increases for residential and commercial customers.  The […]

PCDI Discusses Rural Business Loan Sources

  Prowers County Development Incorporated has accepted insurance bids from between eight and ten agents in Lamar and Prowers County for the East Washington Street property.  Premiums following roof repairs on one of the warehouses following a summer wind storm have increased significantly and the PCDI board is looking for the best deal.  Board member […]

PCDI Board Discusses Business Seminar Series, Wind Damage to Warehouse Roof

  Prowers County Development Incorporated will co-host two different seminars for businesses and the general public in May.  The first will be held May 7 at 7pm at the Cow Palace Inn and will be hosted by Jeff Tranel, a CSU Agricultural and Business Management Economist.  Tranel will offer information to help family-owned farm and […]

Commissioners Pass Resolution on Drought, Common Core

  Doug Dowler, Executive Director of SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District, spoke about a three county regional economic assessment that will be conducted this fall.  Dowler was meeting with the Prowers County Commissioners, Thursday, April 24.  “We’re going to assess the economic strengths and weaknesses of the assets found in Prowers, Kiowa and Baca […]

“OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS” for businesses in Southeastern Colorado

LA JUNTA — The Southern Colorado Economic Development District along with the Small Business Development Center in La Junta is sponsoring an “Opportunity Knocks” event for the business community in the counties of Southeastern Colorado. The event will be held on April 9, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the John Rawlings Museum, […]

PCDI Board Discusses Utility Rate Impact on Business Growth in County

PCDI board members discussed what effect local utility rates have on potential economic growth and business development in Prowers County during their monthly board meeting, Tuesday, July 31.  Lawrence Brase said he had asked Prowers County Development Incorporated Executive Director, Lisa Nolder, to explore the economic impact JBS, Five Rivers feedlot has on the community.  […]

Commissioners Reappraise SCEDD Membership Benefits

Kelly Taylor, Assistant Director of Southern Colorado Economic Development District & The Lending Center, and Margaret Eichman, SCEDD Board President, met with the Prowers County Commissioners, Thursday, July 19 to discuss SCEDD’s role in business development in the county.  Prowers County is one of 12 members in the district and according to Eeichman, the only […]

Anthony Moldenhauer Newest Holly Board Trustee

  The Holly Board of Trustees became complete during the monthly meeting, Wednesday, July 11, with the approval of Anthony Moldenhauer’s letter of interest to serve on the town board.  The board meeting was postponed a week due to the July 4 holiday, and Moldenhauer was administered his oath of office at the outset of […]

Gateway Products Incorporated in Holly Wins State Economic Award

DENVER ­— Friday, June 22, 2012 — The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, in partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, is honoring 50 second stage companies from across the state as part of the “Colorado Companies to Watch” annual ceremony June 22. Gateway Products, Incorporated in Holly, nominated by Lisa Nolder of […]

Nolder, PCDI Earn State Economic Development Awards

Economic Development Council of Colorado Presents Annual Awards at Spring Conference in Estes Park  The Economic Development Council of Colorado, the professional association of economic developers in Colorado, presented its annual awards for excellence at its Spring Conference in Estes Park on Friday, April 27th. The awards luncheon recognized five categories of winners including Volunteer […]

Economic Rural Representation Diminishing?

Some southeast Colorado representatives are fearful this area of the state will face greater economic isolation from the Front Range in months to come.  The developments at the state level were discussed earlier this week during the PCDI monthly board meeting, and broached again on Thursday during the Prowers County Commissioner’s meeting.  Kelly Taylor, Assistant […]