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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 […]

PCDI Prepares for Final Meeting with Advisory Group

PCDI Prepares for Final Meeting with Advisory Group

Prowers County Development Incorporated board members held a brief monthly meeting in open session as they reviewed the agenda for their September 15th briefing with Progressive Urban Management Associates.   This meeting will finalize the eight month contract with the advisory group which developed a 72 page economic assessment and an outline of recommendations for potential […]

County/City of Lamar Receives PCDI-PEP Talk

County/City of Lamar Receives PCDI-PEP Talk

Board members of PCDI/PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, have been busy since the middle of July, seeking funding for the next three years from the private/business/banking sectors of Prowers County. According to Rick Robbins and Aaron Leiker, President and Vice-President of PEP, they have been meeting with success in their endeavors, so far, raising a three-year […]

PCDI Begins to Focus on Short Term Financial Goals

PCDI Begins to Focus on Short Term Financial Goals

Prowers County Development Incorporated (PCDI) has until mid-September before the economic advisory group, PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, returns to the county to present its final review of suggested changes to the local organization. PUMA will finalize its eight month study of the local county economy and make proposals for changes in PCDI; board membership […]