August 3, 2018
EDCC INSIGHT - News & Event Updates
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Join us in Estes Park and see first-hand how the “Gutsiest Little Town in Colorado” has championed through major trials toward economic success. Learn about the disruptors headed our way and discover the tools to pave your own community’s path to glory.

Stay tuned for weekly session and speaker announcements, beginning this month!
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- Industry Tools & Support - 
Top 3 Workforce Questions Site Selectors Ask: Pipeline of talent is the most important driver in site selection  READ MORE

State Demography Office
Census 2020 State Complete Count Campaign
The State of Colorado is looking for volunteers to serve on the Colorado Complete Count Campaign (CCC) to promote the 2020 Census. An accurate census count is essential for Colorado. The federal, state and local governments, businesses, nonprofits and foundations routinely rely on data from the Census to allocate funding, understand how the community is changing, define where services are delivered, and promote economic development.Nominations for the CCC are currently open. 

Submit your application and resume for the “Complete Count Campaign – Colorado” via:

USDA Rural Development
USDA has $4 billion in direct loan funding available nationwide for water and wastewater infrastructure. Rural community leaders can apply electronically at To apply, contact the Loan Specialist that serves your community.

USDA Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth. The programs work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural businesses.
Professional Development
- Headlines & Economic Development News - 
EDCC in the Headlines:
  • Audience encouraged to consider aerospace, advanced manufacturing to diversify a resource-based economy              READ ARTICLE
  • Economic development speaker urges Craig, Moffat leaders to fucus on "Placemaking"   READ ARTICLE
  • Northwest Region urged to "get together" on economic development   READ ARTICLE
Pueblo, CO 
How One Industrial City is Fighting to Go Green, Time Magazine
See what is happening with our fellow member organizations and strategic partners

Craig City Council accepted the Phase 1 deliverables for the Moffat County Broadband Initiative (MCBI) on July 10, moving the project forward to the construction grant application phase. The City of Craig will be the network owner and fiscal agent for the project. Mammoth Networks will serve as the network operator, negotiating contracts and overseeing the development, maintenance and operations of the project. In addition to accepting the plan, the City of Craig also approved a letter of intent to participate in Project THOR, a regional middle-mile network to feed the local network.   READ MORE 


The City of Monte Vista has hired a professional business coach and recruiter. Ron Douglas, a new Valley resident and owner of Local Business Assist, entered into a contract with the city to provide this unique and specialized service for Monte Vista. The city is also looking at its assets, both real-estate and urban renewal authority, to see how they can bring additional impact to this re-invigoration of the downtown area. By carefully and strategically combining the city’s assets with the skills that Mr. Douglas is providing to Monte Vista, many possibilities are already in the pipeline that did not exist before. READ MORE

Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne joined local officials and State representatives at the Logan County Courthouse on July 12 to reveal the 17 Colorado communities selected as 2018 Blueprint 2.0 program award recipients. A program of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Blueprint 2.0 marks its third year of rural economic development support throughout Colorado. READ MORE
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- Community Events -

Events our fellow member organizations and strategic partners are hosting and you're invited!


2018 Small Communities Housing Workshop

Join your colleagues from around the state as municipal, county, special district, and housing staff and officials gather for the annual Small Communities Workshop- this year focusing solely on best practices and innovative tools for housing. This day-long housing workshop will provide valuable information and tools to those leading smaller jurisdictions. 

August 9, 8:30 - 4 p.m. | Montrose County Event Center | REGISTER


View from the Top CEO Panel Luncheon
Join Steven Demetriou, CEO of Jacobs Engineering; Hikmet Ersek, CEO of Western Union; and Denny Marie Post, CEO of Red Robin as they discuss challenges and opportunities they face in leading fortune companies. 

August 20, 11 - 1 p.m. | CU South Denver | REGISTER


Denver Startup Week is about innovation for founders, developers, product managers, designers, marketers, sales teams, and makers
September 24 - 28 | Denver, CO | REGISTER


DDA's In Action: CML & DCI's Northern Colorado DDA Lunch & Mobile Tour
Many Colorado communities are curious about Downtown Development Authorities (DDAs). How does a DDA work? Could this be a tool to help with downtown development in your town? Why sit in a conference room to learn, when you can visit two DDAs in person?! 

August 16, 9 - 5 p.m. | Ft. Collins/Windsor | REGISTER

URA Board Training for Central Colorado
Building an informed and aware board of directors for your URA creates a stronger network of urban renewal advocates across the state. This is especially important as many of our URAs are adapting to comply with recent legislation and to expand partner networks for urban renewal.

August 24, 8 - 12 p.m. | Lakewood, CO | REGISTER

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