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Business Buzz: Airport next stop for Economic Development Partnership

Craig-Moffat Airport will host the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors for a business visit meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20. The meetings include a tour and industry discussion and are open to the public.
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Moffat County business leaders will hold a behind-the-scenes tour of regional airport operations later this month.

The next business visit meeting of the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors is scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Craig-Moffat Airport, 3005 Colo. Highway 394.

Airport Manager Jerry Hoberg will provide a tour of the facility and discuss its uses. Mountain Air Spray owner Luke Tucker will explain his business’s role at the airport, which include agricultural spraying and fueling planes.

The CMEDP board convenes in a boardroom-style meeting quarterly — in January, April, July and October — and tours local businesses during the remaining months. CMEDP board meetings are open to the public, and anyone interested is encouraged to attend the business visit.

“The airport is an important economic driver for our community, and I am excited to get a behind-the-scenes look at its operations,” CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Balleck said. “These business visit meetings are a great way for us to be out in our local companies, seeing the work they are doing, deeply understanding our economy and making decisions based on the feedback we hear from local business owners and managers.”

For more information, contact Balleck at 970-620-4370 or

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The Economic Development Summit is coming to Craig for its third year.

The event, hosted by Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

The conference is designed for economic development professionals, elected officials, educators and business owners and will focus on current economic conditions and trends.

Presenters include Brian Lewandowski, of the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business; Chris Aker, with the Colorado State Demography Office; and Stephanie Copeland, director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Michelle Balleck, executive director of Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, will serve on a panel of regional economic development professionals about communities overcoming challenges. Event topics include entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, regional collaboration, coding school opportunities and hemp as an agricultural opportunity.   

“The AGNC Economic Development Summit has been well-received over the last two years, and we hope it will continue to grow and expand,” AGNC board chairman and Moffat County Commissioner Ray Beck said. “We are very excited to have it in Craig this year. Local leaders, educators and businesses can find ideas and opportunities that can make a difference in their communities by attending this event. The content is informative, and the event is well worth attending.”

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and the Moffat County Local Marketing District are presenting sponsors of the event.

For more information, visit, or contact AGNC at or 970-665-1095.

Craig Press, CMEDP solicit business news

The Craig Press and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership has a cooperative agreement to share news from businesses and industry with the community in the “Business Buzz” section, which runs every Wednesday in the Craig Press. The entities are seeking news items to share through the weekly section.

“This partnership give us a unique opportunity to share the positive happenings within our business community — new employees, added service lines, expanded and renovated locations and more,” Balleck said. “There’s plenty of news to be celebrated within our community, and I am pleased to be a part of this program.”

To share news about a Moffat County business, contact Craig Press Business Reporter Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794, or CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Balleck at 970-620-4370 at

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