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MOCO United Way Secures $50 Thousand Grant

The Moffat County United Way was awarded a $50,000 grant earlier this week to go towards the Bridges out of Poverty program. Bridges out of Poverty focuses on economic class differences to provide concrete tools and strategies to prevent, 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

Mead Signs Bill To Promote Economic Diversity

To help promote economic diversification in Wyoming, Governor Matt Mead signed the ENDOW initiative bill last week. The ENDOW initiative establishes an executive council who will develop a comprehensive strategy focused on economic diversification. In statement, Mead said 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

CO Marijuana Sales Top $1 Billion In 2016

The Colorado Department of Revenue announced last week that combined sales of recreational and medical marijuana topped $1 billion in 2016. From the 1.3 billion dollars in marijuana sales, Colorado collected nearly $200 million in state tax revenue. The $200 million dollars does not include the Continue reading

Judge Pushes Back On EPA Coal Regulations

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to begin tracking and evaluating the impact the Clean Air Act has had on coal mining and power plant jobs in the United States. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told Judge John Preston Bailey, it would take the EPA two years to devise a method to track the economic effects of the Clean Air Act. Bailey deemed this time frame insufficient, and set a July first deadline for the EPA to identify facilities that 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

U.S. May Look At Economics Of Recreation

outdoorrecreationThe US Government may begin tracking the economic effects of Outdoor Recreation now that the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act has passed the House of Representatives. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Colorado Senator Cory Continue reading

Carbon County has 6.4 Billion Tons Of Coal Reserves

coalplugThere is approximately 6.4 billion tons of coal located in and around Carbon County according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study that will be released next year.  While Carbon County would like to see this coal mined, some experts believe that the economic 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

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