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Colorado Certified Small Business Community Winners Announced

Colorado Certified Small Business Community Winners Announced

DENVER – Wed., Oct. 11, 2017 – Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) and local economic development professionals from around the state gathered at Limon Town Hall to announce the four winners of the Certified Small Business Community initiative (CSBC). This Blueprint 2.0 program assists rural communities who want to expand their […]

PEP Receives OEDIT Grant and Local Funding

PEP Receives OEDIT Grant and Local Funding

  Some new business ventures have shown a local interest in the county. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Prosperity Executive Director, briefed PEP board members as well as the Wiley Town Council during the October monthly meeting which was held in the Wiley Town Complex. Depperschmidt highlighted three meetings held this past September with prospective business […]

Holly Commercial Club Organizing Cornhole Tournament for Sept. 23rd

Holly Commercial Club Organizing Cornhole Tournament for Sept. 23rd

  All those younger years of lawn darts or a bean bag toss may pay off for some accurate throwers during the Holly Gateway Fair on September 23rd. The Holly Commercial Club voted to host a Cornhole Tournament in connection with the newly created Holly Gateway Classics Car Show. The cost for a two-person team […]

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

 Discusses Developing Town Hall Meetings for Community Input on Marijuana   Syracuse Dairy is considering expanding into Prowers County. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Properity (PEP) Executive Director, told board members he has discussed the potential with the company.  Depperschmidt provided an update on various local business development positions and potential during the board’s bi-monthly meeting […]

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a renewal contract with Buxton Group for continued marketing strategy and a retail development program for the City of Lamar. Angie Cue, Lamar Community Development Manager, told the Authority Buxton has identified specific retailers who seek markets with household purchasing habits similar to those in Lamar.  “We have an account […]

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

  Southeast Colorado residents who attended the PEP Town Hall Meeting at Lamar Community College this past Thursday, August 17, expressed an interest in economic development, landowner rights, hemp production, conservation easements, landfill regulations and the potential development of Camp Amache under the guidance of the National Park Service.   State Representative Kimmi Lewis, House […]

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

  The Lamar City Council had a full and diverse agenda this past Monday, August 14th.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted the change of the Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) representative for southeast Colorado.  “Crestina Martinez will replace Lee Merkel as the Southeast Regional Manager,” he stated, noting the lengthy period that Merkel had worked […]

PEP Hosting Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Meeting at LCC August 17

PEP Hosting Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Meeting at LCC August 17

Prowers Economic Prosperity will host an upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in the Large Lecture Hall at Lamar Community College with Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (Senate District 35) and Colorado State Representative Kimmi Lewis (House District 64). Residents are invited to join Senator Crowder and Representative Lewis to listen to […]

PEP Provides Business Development Update for Prowers County

PEP Provides Business Development Update for Prowers County

Eric Depperschmidt of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, is beginning his sixth month in his capacity as the organization’s executive director. Depperschmidt began his job in early March and provided the PEP board with an overview of recent business development in Prowers County.  He led the monthly board meeting at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn on […]

Small Business Development Center Office Planned for LCC

Small Business Development Center Office Planned for LCC

  Pending receipt of a grant, Lamar Community College could host a Small Business Development Center office with a part time manager to start, according to Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP). “The Office of Economic Development and International Trade offers a three year grant up to $30,000 to provide a salary […]

PEP Opening Office Hours in Holly

PEP Opening Office Hours in Holly

Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) announces that it will begin holding office hours every second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Holly City Office, located at 100 Tony Garcia Drive. Office hours will be from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm beginning August 10th. PEP Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt stated, “We are very excited about this opportunity […]

PEP Offers Matching Funds for Nursing Home Feasibility Study

PEP Offers Matching Funds for Nursing Home Feasibility Study

Proponents for Sage Brush Meadows, a planned 80 bed, nursing home, have until September 15th to submit a letter of intent to apply for a feasibility study grant from the USDA.  Jillane Hixson, a spokesperson for the project, briefed the Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board of directors on the concept this past June.  She said […]

Buying or Selling a House; How Much and Where?

Buying or Selling a House; How Much and Where?

Jennie Rodgers, from the Community Strategy Institute, toured Baca, Prowers and Kiowa Counties, discussing the current housing markets with municipal leaders as well as local realtors. Following a morning tour of the communities in Prowers County on Wednesday, July 12th, she met with interested parties, at the SECED offices along with Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) announced Public Housing Study Meetings will take place on Wednesday, July 12th. The sessions will take place throughout the morning and afternoon at the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED) Office, 112 West Elm Street, Lamar, CO. The public is encouraged to attend and share their thoughts in the […]

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

    Tera Bender, board member of LPI, Lamar Partnership Inc., explained the function of the Main Street Community group and its mission in the Lamar community during the Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. LPI is a non-profit 501C4 organization which has qualified for a Main Street Community designation, and Lamar is […]