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Regional Collaboration Yields 83 New Homes

Regional Collaboration Yields 83 New Homes

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED), Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDD), 4Points Funding, and Bywater Development LLC held groundbreaking for High Prairie Homes, a southeast Colorado workforce housing development project, on May 25 at 1:30 p.m., Las Animas, Colorado, at Memorial Field (just east of the John Rawlings Museum).     Housing in the southeastern […]

Regional collaboration one of the keys to progress, says SCEDD Executive Director

Regional collaboration one of the keys to progress, says SCEDD Executive Director

  By Eric Gubelman, Executive Director – Southern Colorado Economic Development District There are about to be 84 “flowers” blooming in the six county region known as the southeastern plains. These “flowers” are housing units—17 single-family units and 34 duplexes–designed and built by High Prairie Homes. A southeast plains housing committee selected them in a […]

PEP Gets Update on Essential Housing Initiative

PEP Gets Update on Essential Housing Initiative

  March 23rd was the deadline for buyers to sign up for SCEDD administrated, workforce housing contracts in southeast Colorado under a multi-county initiative impacting Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers counties.  Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED) Executive Director, Stephanie Gonzales, provided Prowers Economic Prosperity board members with a progress report on signees during […]

March 23 is Deadline to Commit to Build a New Home

March 23 is Deadline to Commit to Build a New Home

Time is running out on a once-in-a-generation chance to build your affordable new home with assistance from Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The collaborative efforts of two non-profits and 16 local governments have reduced the price of single-family homes to as low as $151,000 for a two-bedroom model.  Other choices are available.  For […]

SCEDD is Growing!

SCEDD is Growing!

This month, we are pleased to introduce Cheryl Sanchez, as a part time SCEDD (Southern Colorado Economic Development District) staffer. Cheryl will be co-direct the Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP). Cheryl is the Economic Development director for Prowers Economic Prosperity, and Baca County, and she brings decades of community college and SBDC experience with her, […]

Housing Construction Project Moves Forward for Southeast Colorado

Housing Construction Project Moves Forward for Southeast Colorado

    Sixty-three houses in six counties in southeast Colorado are slated for construction, a project developed by SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District using a portion of federal ARP funds which were distributed to communities across the country earlier this year. Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, told The Prowers […]

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

  A new medical clinic, opening in Wiley, received matching funds of $5,000 from Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) after board members voted to approve the money which will be coupled with $5,000 from the Wiley Steering Committee.  The incentive funds will help pay for remodeling the facility which will be a small, single provider, family […]

Holly Trustees Search Options for New City Well Development

Holly Trustees Search Options for New City Well Development

  The Holly Trustees reviewed their options for the town’s water infrastructure plan during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, September 1st.   The town’s wells are aging out and a new water storage tank is also needed. Following a Zoom meeting with Water Engineer Nick Marcotte from Element Engineering, the Trustees are looking at the most financially […]

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

    The housing shortage in southeast Colorado is critical and a center point for future economic development in this region.  Without adequate housing, prospective employers will pass on a community where there are no homes or apartments for employees. SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development Incorporated have joined […]

Granada Moving Forward on Housing Project

Granada Moving Forward on Housing Project

    The Granada Trustees approved a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow a housing construction program for the community to move forward, one of several similar programs being undertaken in southeast Colorado.  The trustees met with Michael Yerman of SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of SECED, Southeast Colorado […]

Granada Trustees Briefed on SCEDD Services

Granada Trustees Briefed on SCEDD Services

      Brent Frazee, the representative for SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District, presented an outline of services available to the Granada community, during the Trustees monthly meeting, January 13th. Frazee serves Otero, Crowley, Kiowa, Bent, Baca and Prowers Counties and described CED’s, or  Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies which helps determine a region’s economic […]