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PEP Offers Incentive Loan for Proposed Packing Company

PEP Offers Incentive Loan for Proposed Packing Company

    Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board members voted unanimously to loan $20,000 to Prairieland Packing, LLC of Wiley to help fund the development of a meat packing operation in that community.  The action was taken during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 6th at the Lamar Truck Plaza restaurant. The loan is offered on […]

Big Timbers Community Alliance Goals Detailed at PEP Meeting

Big Timbers Community Alliance Goals Detailed at PEP Meeting

    George Gotto, Monette Sutphin and Craig Loveless, chairman of the Alliance, detailed the goal of the organization during the monthly board meeting of Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, Tuesday, October 2nd. The Alliance is the third in a series of health oriented, grant funded, community organizations which conducted studies on local health needs, mostly […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

    Three years ago, PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, provided the PCDI board with suggestions and objectives on how to better develop a county-wide economic development organization. What followed was a change in direction and the creation of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  Now current board members are planning to re-evaluate the effectiveness of those […]

Buxton Reps Explain Company’s Role in Local Economic Development

Buxton Reps Explain Company’s Role in Local Economic Development

  Just over 62% of local revenue in Lamar is generated from non-resident sources, while $5M is spent out of the county each year for health and personal care issues, accountable for an area of major dollar leakage for the community. Those were two of the facts presented to Prowers Economic Prosperity board members during […]

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

  The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors conducted their annual meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, at the Lamar Community Building. PEP President Rick Robbins and Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt capped the accomplishments of the revised economic development organization for 2017. Last year, the PCDI organization had been given new guidance by an economic focus […]

Depperschmidt Begins Position with PEP

Depperschmidt Begins Position with PEP

“We’re excited to be at this point with Eric joining us as the new Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity, (PEP)”, stated Rick Robbins, President of the county economic development organization, during the Tuesday, March 7th board meeting. Eric Depperschmidt, who hails from Ness and Finney Counties in Kansas, was the last applicant for the […]

PEP Board Initiates Business Round Table Discussions

PEP Board Initiates Business Round Table Discussions

While the Prowers Economic Prosperity screening committee narrows its search for an executive director and a projects coordinator, the focus of the Tuesday, February 7th meeting centered on adding members to take part in a series of business roundtable discussions.  PEP President, Rick Robbins, said the groups will focus on categories that represent the economic […]

PEP Takes New Direction for Executive Director Search

PEP Takes New Direction for Executive Director Search

Prowers Economic Prosperity board members, at the suggestion of new member, Craig Loveless, will initiate a more aggressive search mode to find a new executive director for the economic development group. A sub-committee has been formulating a job description for the new executive director since this past summer.  PEP is looking for a person who […]

Expanded PEP Board Holds Initial Meeting

Expanded PEP Board Holds Initial Meeting

More new faces were seated around the table as the PEP Board of Directors met October 18th to discuss progress on their search for a new executive director for Prowers Economic Prosperity.  Members also discussed the salary range for the position, between $55,000 and $75,000, as well as a benefits package, including health, which will […]

New Board Membership Announced for PEP

New Board Membership Announced for PEP

Board members of PEP, the newly refurbished economic development organization, met on Tuesday, October 11th to approve their new by-laws and articles of incorporation.  The former PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, transitioned into the new group following recommendations made by the study group, PUMA, last month.  The official adoption of the new rules on Tuesday […]

PEP Begins Revision of By-Laws

PEP Begins Revision of By-Laws

Prowers Economic Prosperity met for the first time on Tuesday, September 27th following its revision as PCDI.  President Rick Robbins informed the newly formed economic development group, that the proposed changes to the new by-laws are still a work in progress and attorney John Lefferdink wants to review them before they are adopted.  County Commissioner, […]

HOLLY COMMERCIAL CLUB - September 7 2016

HOLLY COMMERCIAL CLUB – September 7 2016

  HOLLY COMMERCIAL CLUB – September 7 2016   Attendance: Jackie Leiker, Chantel Fuller, Jerry L’Estrange, Pearl Reyman, Cynthia Simon, Viola Melcher, Calvin Melcher, John Golden, Tracee Nelson-Yarborough, Rod Swisher, Tracy Kirmer, and Jesse Frey.  Guests:  Kathy McCorkle, Corey Doss. Jesse Frey said grace before we enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the Methodist women. […]

PCDI – RIP, PEP is Ready to Go

PCDI – RIP, PEP is Ready to Go

PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, was officially put to rest Thursday, September 15th prior to a public presentation of a new name and a new direction for the organization.   Formed about thirty years ago to help stimulate job growth in the county by way of bringing new business to the area or by expanding existing […]

Buxton Company Hired to Analyze Local Marketing and Buying Trends

Buxton Company Hired to Analyze Local Marketing and Buying Trends

One of the tasks PCDI/PEP has taken on is to use the PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, study of Prowers County to induce businesses to select local communities as a future business opportunity. PCDI/PEP has also purchased a prominent page position in the nationally distributed Site Selection magazine to advertise the county as a business […]

Economic Development Recommendations from PUMA for Prowers County

Economic Development Recommendations from PUMA for Prowers County

By mid-September, representatives from PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, will return to Lamar to offer their final presentation for economic growth to PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated. PUMA is completing a $50,000, eight month assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of economic potential for Prowers County communities.  Their draft assessment, presented in July, provided job […]