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What Does MOCO’s Business Climate Look Like?

The Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership has released the results from their business survey, which asked Moffat County business owners and managers to assess the business climate in the area.  Nearly half of participants said the business climate in Moffat County had gotten worse Continue reading

State Of The Community Tickets On Sale

Tickets are on sale now for the annual State of the Community Dinner which will take place next month in Craig. Presentations during the dinner will focus on how Continue reading

Public Meeting To Discuss Sales And Use Taxes

There will be an informational meeting tonight in Craig concerning the April 4th election. Members of the Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership will be in attendance to discuss the ballot initiative concerning the Continue reading

Help Evaluate Local Business Climate

Members of the Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership are asking Moffat County business owners and managers to fill out a survey to help assess the business climate in the area.  The survey will also help the Continue reading

New Coal Development To Keep Millions In NW Colorado

Tri-State Generation has received approval from the United States Department of Interior to proceed with their plans to mine the Collom development at ColoWyo Mine.  The decision to move forward with the project was made following an extensive environmental review by the Office of Continue reading

What Makes Certain Rural Economies Resilient?

A new report detailing what makes certain rural Colorado economies more resilient than others has been released by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International trade. The report found that key indicators of economic resiliency were the quality of life, education and health care and industry diversity. Factors that prevent Continue reading

Event Could Bring Hundreds To Moffat County

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners signed a letter at their weekly meeting Tuesday supporting efforts to bring the 2017 Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days to Moffat County.  Executive Director of the “Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership” Michelle Balleck  was at the meeting to solicit the Continue reading

Hickenlooper Still Wants To Talk Fracking

frackingColorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he’s hearing the message loud and clear from anti-fracking supporters.  Despite two proposals not receiving enough signatures to Continue reading

Initiatives Regulating New O&G Development Fail To Make Ballot

Co-Oil-Gas-300Two proposed ballot initiatives aimed at increasing regulations for new oil and gas development failed to gather enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The first initiative would have given local governments authority to ban fracking and to regulate new oil and gas development as they saw fit. The second would have extended the buffer zone around new oil and gas developments from 500 to 2,500 feet. If passed this Continue reading

Economic Diversification In Moffat County

economyMoffat County took another step forward this week in its quest for economic diversification. The Moffat County Commissioners voted at their weekly meeting on which recommendations to pursue from the Better City economic development proposal. The Commissioners have relayed their recommendations to the Local Marketing District who will begin to take Continue reading

Plan For Moffat County Economy

economyThe 13 Ways To Kill Your Community presentation, and the economic assessment preformed by the group Better City, have provided many ideas on how Moffat County can grow its economy. In addition to concrete examples like revitalizing the downtown area of Craig, strengthening recreation, utilizing the uniqueness of Dinosaur National Park, and increasing manufacturing, one of the Continue reading

Economic Diversification In Moffat County

economyThe economic development proposal preformed by the group “Better City” from Ogden, Utah was presented to the Moffat County Commissioners Tuesday at their weekly meeting. The proposal included multiple recommendations on how to improve and diversify Moffat County’s economy. Those suggestions include revitalizing the downtown Continue reading