Economics 101 …

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.