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PCDI Should Reflect Unique Offering to Potential Business Developers

PCDI Should Reflect Unique Offering to Potential Business Developers

George Gotto, Interim Executive Director for PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, recapped his visit to the hemp farm that is developing in La Junta during the organization’s monthly meeting. The Whole Hemp Company has 100 acres planted using drip irrigation this year and employs about 30 people. He stated, “They expect to have from 200 […]

George Gotto Begins PCDI Interim Executive Director Duties

George Gotto Begins PCDI Interim Executive Director Duties

George Gotto, the interim Executive Director for Prowers County Development Incorporated, held his first monthly meeting, Tuesday May 26.  Gotto was recently hired by the economic development organization to replace the former executive director while the board members create a new job description for a permanent replacement. Gotto’s report to the board was brief, detailing […]

Benninghoff Resigns from PCDI

Benninghoff Resigns from PCDI

The Prowers County Development Inc Board of Directors accepted the resignation of their Executive Director, Lance Benninghoff, at their monthly board meeting on January 27, 2015.  Lance has taken a position on the Western Slope and will be leaving PCDI on February 6th.  The Directors expressed their appreciation of the efforts that Lance has made […]

PCDI Discusses Potential Local Impact of Amendment 68

PCDI Discusses Potential Local Impact of Amendment 68

 Members Feel Weak Reporting Shown from National Papers on S.E. Colorado Business Climate!  Larry Lusher, PCDI board member, commented on a letter sent to Prowers County Development Incorporated, suggesting Prowers County consider re-establishing horse racing at the Gateway race track in Holly. A newspaper clipping highlighting economic growth attributed to casino gambling and an events […]

PCDI Reviews Business Seminars, Discusses Front Range Awareness for Local Businesses

PCDI Reviews Business Seminars, Discusses Front Range Awareness for Local Businesses

“We had a good response on the first round of business meetings,” according to PCDI Executive Director, Lance Benninghoff.   He was summarizing the attendance at the two business oriented sessions held last week at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, the first of several seminars planned by Prowers County Development Incorporated.  During the monthly board meeting, […]

PCDI Selects New Economic Development Director

PCDI Selects New Economic Development Director

Lance Benninghoff has been selected as the new Economic Development Director for Prowers County Development Incorporated.  Benninghoff was introduced at the beginning of the PCDI business seminars held Friday, September 6 at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn. Benninghoff has strong ties to southeast Colorado and was most recently employed as a political analyst for the Department of […]

Commissioners Approve Health Contracts and Fairground Rental

Commissioners Approve Health Contracts and Fairground Rental

Lisa Nolder, PCDI executive director, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to provide an update on local potential business developments as well as a rough draft of the Region Six Strategic Summary covering southeast Colorado.  The comprehensive assessment will be given to the Governor’s Economic Development Forum in early December.  Any recommended changes in the […]

PCDI Board Discusses Utility Rate Impact on Business Growth in County

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.  […]

Nolder, PCDI Earn State Economic Development Awards

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 […]

Doug Thrall Declares Commissioner Candidacy

Doug Thrall Declares Commissioner Candidacy

  Lamar businessman Doug Thrall is entering the Prowers County commissioner’s race, declaring his candidacy for District III on the Democratic ticket.  His entry will put that district into a four way race among two Republicans; Roger Stagner and Wendy Buxton-Andrade and two Democrats, Jillane Hixson and Thrall.  Commissioner Gene Millbrand is not running for […]

New Board Members Attend PCDI Meeting

New Board Members Attend PCDI Meeting

John Marrin, President of Lamar Community College, and Shawna Hodge, Lamar’s Main Street Director, sat in on their first PCDI meeting, Tuesday morning, February 28. Both were elected to the board during the annual meeting of Prowers County Development Incorporated on February 16. Board members, after some discussion, decided to reduce the asking price for […]

PCDI Annual Meeting Set for February 16 at Cow Palace Inn

PCDI Annual Meeting Set for February 16 at Cow Palace Inn

Lisa Nolder, PCDI Executive Director, said Kari Linker, Regional Development Director for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade, is the keynote speaker for PCDI’s annual meeting, Thursday, February 16 at the Cow Palace Inn, in Lamar. Linker, originally from Brush, CO, served as the Executive Director of the Morgan County Economic Development […]

Turning Point for SEBREA in S.E. Colorado

Turning Point for SEBREA in S.E. Colorado

SEBREA, Southeast Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction, may get a second wind this fall with more funding promised from the six southeastern counties that comprise the business development organization.  SEBREA’s initial three-year funding source was discontinued two years ago, but the group’s representatives have continued to meet monthly in La Junta, but have subsisted on […]

PCDI to Begin Monthly Email Newsletter

PCDI to Begin Monthly Email Newsletter

Area businesses that wish to receive a monthly update on Prowers County Development Incorporated activities should send their emails to the economic development organization at pcdi@procolorado.org.  The new website is being fine tuned and should be available online shortly, pending final review by the website committee.  The Business Retention Questionnaire used by SEBREA members for […]

Prowers Commissioners Meet with Xcel and Tri State Representatives

Prowers Commissioners Meet with Xcel and Tri State Representatives

Representatives from Tri State Generation and Transmission and Xcel Energy requested a resolution of support from the Prowers County Commissioners for a joint Lamar-Front Range Transmission Line Project.  Fourteen counties in eastern Colorado, including the six in southeast Colorado, will be impacted by the 400 mile long power line project.  Exact figures weren’t available, but […]