Several investments recently made in the Region’s communities for tourism, creative industries, housing

Several of the region's communities have recently received substantial investments from state and local funding sources in the way of grants for a variety of projects to enhance the economic vitality of their communities. The stories below describe how they are using the funds to enhance tourism, creative arts, and housing.

Success Story

Partnership in Summit County creates Summit Biz: Training program for entrepreneurs and business owners The Summit Prosperity Initiative (SPI), a partnership in Summit County created to enhance economic prosperity has created the Summit Biz Program to provide business training for entrepreneurs looking to start a business and business owners looking to grow their business. Since…

Partnership in Summit County develops training program for entrepreneurs and business owners

The Summit Prosperity Initiative (SPI), a partnership in Summit County created to enhance economic prosperity has created the Summit Biz Program to provide business training for entrepreneurs looking to start a business and business owners looking to grow their business.  Since September of 2020, five cohorts have been held with 44 graduates from the program.

Partnership and capacity building at work to support older adults in Eagle County

Golden Eagle has provided 36 units of housing for low-income older adults since 1986. NWCCOG has helped secure a USDA Housing Preservation Grant to fund improvements to this housing development over the years since 2009, resulting in over $180,000 in funds.

Partnership and capacity building at work to support older adults in Eagle County

Golden Eagle has provided 36 units of housing for low-income older adults since 1986. NWCCOG has helped secure a USDA Housing Preservation Grant to fund improvements to this housing development over the years since 2009, resulting in over $180,000 in funds.

Partnership and capacity building at work to support older adults in Eagle County

Golden Eagle has provided 36 units of housing for low-income older adults since 1986. NWCCOG has helped secure a USDA Housing Preservation Grant to fund improvements to this housing development over the years since 2009, resulting in over $180,000 in funds.

Red Cliff Broadband Program

Cliff never felt so far from civilization as when cell phones and broadband be-came standard tools for living and working. Town doggedly pursued broadband to bring the modern era to it’s citizens for close to a decade, and didn’t get far until NWCCOGs program came along. After nearly 4 years of assistance from NWCCOG and…

NWCCOG Economic Development District Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (Oct. 1, 2021 – Sept. 30, 2026)

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Northwest Colorado Council of Governments became an Economic Development District under the auspices of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in 2012.  NWCCOG EDD is one of six in the State of Colorado, and one of 384 in the United States.  The NWCCOG EDD receives funding every year to build capacity in our region to meet our regional economic development goals. The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the cornerstone of this program.  The NWCCOG EDD is responsible for facilitating the development, implementation, and revision of our region’s CEDS.  A region’s CEDS must be updated every 5 years. 

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process that creates the space for our region to identify its strengths and weaknesses and brings together a diverse set of partners to develop goals and objectives which aim to generate good jobs, diversify the economy, and create economic stability and prosperity.  This CEDS planning process has engaged a range of partners, including town and county governments, community leaders, residents, chambers of commerce, the private sector, educational institutions, federal and state partners, and other stakeholders in planning for our region’s future. Our CEDS planning process identifies locally-grown strategies that will guide regional economic development, encourage partnerships and collaboration, and improve economic outcomes and overall quality of life in the NWCCOG Region.

 The final draft of the CEDS will be considered for approval by the NWCCOG EDD Board of Directors at its August 26th meeting.  The final CEDS is due to the EDA on September 30th. Please direct all public comment to rtuyn@nwccog.org.

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NWCCOG Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Update

Representing five counties and twenty-one municipalities in the northwest region of Colorado, the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Economic Development District (NWCCOG EDD) works toward creating a vibrant, resilient, and sustainable economy in our region.  NWCCOG EDD’s cornerstone is the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

The CEDS is a locally based, regionally driven economic development planning process and document that successfully engages the region’s community leaders, private sector partners, and stakeholders. This framework enables the region and its partners to strengthen their leverage and expand regional capacity to attract outside resources to build a sustainable and resilient economy. The result creates an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy and to qualify the region for additional assistance from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce (EDA).

The EDA required Economic Development Districts to update the CEDS every 5 years. The development of this CEDS update is being guided by the NWCCOG Economic Development District Board of Directors, who serve as the CEDS Strategy Committee. 

CEDS Sections:

Summary Background
         Local, State, Regional Plans
         Stakeholder Engagement
         Community Profiles
         Key Industries

SWOT Analysis

Regional Action Plan
         DRAFT Regional Action Plan Framework (2021-2026)

Resilience

Evaluation Framework