A group of more than a dozen Meeker business “stakeholders” gathered at Kilowatt Korner for a one hour class, Economic Development 101, presented by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and facilitated by Kari Linker from the Governor’s office of economic development for the State of Colorado. The group developed the following as a mission statement: The purpose of the Economic Development stakeholders group is to foster, encourage responsible economic development activities that result in creation and retention of jobs, increased tax base and an improved sustainability and quality of life for the citizens of the town of Meeker with support from Rio Blanco County and the State of Colorado. The group plans to work on a community inventory to find out what businesses are here, why they are here and what keeps them from expanding.
RBC I More than 40 officials from three counties and three cities gathered in Meeker on April 3, focused on working together to benefit the area with economic development.
Gerald and Twila Morris were named the Citizens of the Year for 2012 by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s annual business meeting and awards ceremony held at the Fairfield Center Feb. 1. […]