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Better City making economic development presentation

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Better City, an Ogden, Utah-based firm specializing in implementing business strategies and revitalizing regional economies, is hosting a series of open house meetings across the county as part of the final phase of its project.

• The first meeting is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College

• The second meeting is at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Craig City Hall.

• On Wednesday, there will be additional presentations at 8 a.m. at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 3 p.m. at Dinosaur Town Hall and 6 p.m. at Maybell Community Center.

In January, the commissioners contracted Better City, at a cost of $81,890, to spend about one year studying the entire county’s economic strengths and weaknesses before producing a final action plan.

The funding for Better City’s work comes primarily from a $50,000 Economic Development Administration grant under President Barack Obama’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization, or POWER, Initiative.

The county’s match portion of the grant was $25,000 from Colorado Department of Local Affairs, $7,000 from the county and $18,000 through in-kind support.


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