Morgan County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) won approval on two grant applications submitted to the Colorado Blueprint 2.0 initiative, a program sponsored by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
Announced July 21, 2016, by Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, the grants will afford MCEDC access to resources and technical assistance in partnership with organizations experienced in creating successful Tiny Home Planned Communities, as well as implementing Industry/Accelerator Best Practices.
“We were fortunate to have been a top-three selection in the two categories that MCEDC elected to participate”, Executive Director Greg Thomason stated. “Both housing and new job growth are bellwether indicators that can limit a community’s ability to foster economic development,” he added.
Between now and the end of December 2016, MCEDC and its regional partners will participate in strategy sessions on both initiatives to establish economic priorities for the region. Subsequently, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade will select resources and partners to work with community leaders on identifying resources and tactics needed to bring about the desired goal(s).
Morgan County Economic Development Corporation was established 54 years ago, and serves as the primary coordinator of information and resources for new and expanding businesses to optimize the activities of economic and community development for the enrichment of Morgan County’s businesses and residents.