Partners

A National Model for Partnerships

SEBREA‘s collaborative partnership brings together county governments, economic development organizations, state and federal agencies, educational institutions, and other organizations to strengthen Southeast Colorado’s economic base. The cooperative effort of SEBREA‘s partners has been recognized as a model for programs nationwide.

 

partners

 

County Governments

Baca County
Includes Campo, Pritchett, Springfield, Two Buttes, Vilas, Walsh and surrounding areas.
(719)523-6532
http://bacacountyco.gov/

Bent County
Includes Caddoa, Hasty, Las Animas, McClave and surrounding areas.
(719)456-1600
http://www.bentcounty.org

Crowley County
Includes Crowley, Olney Springs, Ordway, Sugar City and surrounding areas.
(719) 267-5555
http://www.crowleycounty.net

Kiowa County
Includes Brandon, Chivington, Eads, Haswell, Sheridan Lake, Towner and surrounding areas.
(719)438-5810
http://www.kiowacounty-colorado.com

Otero County
Includes Cheraw, Fowler, La Junta, Manzanola, Rocky Ford, Swink and surrounding areas.
(719)383-3000
http://www.oterogov.com

Prowers County
Includes Granada, Hartman, Holly, Lamar, Wiley and surrounding areas.
(719)336-8030
http://www.prowerscounty.net

 

Local Economic Development Organizations

Baca County Economic Development Commission
Serves businesses in Campo, Pritchett, Springfield, Two Buttes, Vilas, Walsh and surrounding areas.
(719) 353-2244
http://bacacountyco.gov/economy.html

Bent County Development Foundation
Serves businesses in Caddoa, Hasty, Las Animas, McClave and surrounding areas.
(719)456-0452
http://www.bentcounty.org

Crowley County Economic Development
Serves businesses in Crowley, Olney Springs, Ordway, Sugar City and surrounding areas.
(719)267-5267
http://www.crowleycounty.net

Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation
Serves businesses in Brandon, Chivington, Eads, Haswell, Sheridan Lake, Towner and surrounding areas.
(719)438-2200
http://www.kcedfonline.org

La Junta Economic Development
Serves businesses in Otero’s county seat and surrounding areas.
(719)671-9499
http://www.lajuntaeconomicdevelopment.com

Prowers County Development Inc.
Serves businesses in Granada, Hartman, Holly, Lamar, Wiley and surrounding areas.
(719)336-2384
http://www.procolorado.org

Rocky Ford Growth and Progress
Serves businesses in Otero County’s second-largest town.
(719)254-7414
http://www.rockyfordcolo.com

 

State & Regional Economic Development Organizations

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
Offers information on expansion, relocation, training and financial resources, as well as a wealth of economic research material.
(303)892-3840
http://www.advancecolorado.com

Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Provides small business with free workshops, seminars and one-on-one counseling services in the areas of business research, marketing, feasibility analysis, business plan preparation, financing and more.
(719) 384-6959
http://www.southeastcosbdc.org

Southeast Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDD)
Helps businesses based in its 13 member counties build and expand with loans in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
(719) 545-8680
http://www.scedd.com

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED)
Provides incentives and promotes economic growth in Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa and Prowers Counties.
(719)336-3850
http://www.seced.net

Colorado Rural Development Council
Provides companies based in rural areas of the state with training, business counseling and other resources.
(303)934-9117
http://www.ruralcolorado.org

Southeast Colorado Regional Heritage Taskforce
Promotes Southeast Colorado’s historical and cultural assets, and provides the region’s tourism-related businesses with technical, marketing and training support.
(719) 688-5026
http://www.secoloradoheritage.org

 

Educational Institutions & Training Centers

Colorado Workforce Centers
Offer free training programs, help companies recruit qualified candidates for openings, and provide tax credit and training reimbursement opportunities.
(719)336-2256 – Lamar
(719)383-3191 – La Junta
(719) 254-3396 – Rocky Ford
http://www.connectingcolorado.com

Lamar Community College
Offers business and academic degree and certificate programs, along with its signature equine programs
(719)336-1520
http://www.lamarcc.edu

Otero Junior College
Offers a wide range of academic, career-based and technical programs, as well as the business resources of the Southeast Colorado Resource Enterprise (SCORE) Center.
(719)384-6831
http://www.ojc.edu

 

Other Partners

Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Administers financial, technical assistance, emergency management, property tax and housing programs in cooperation with local communities.
(303)866-2156
http://www.dola.state.co.us

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)
Helps low- to moderate-income individuals purchase homes and small- to medium-size businesses expand facilities.
(800)877-8450
http://www.chfainfo.com

Tri-County Housing & Community Development Corporation (TCHCDC)
Provides financing and services to low-income homeowners and home buyers in rural Southeast Colorado, including assistance with down payments, closing costs, renovation projects and more.
(719)263-5168
http://www.tchcdc.org

Southeast Colorado Power Association
Makes funds available to area businesses through its revolving loan fund, as well as acts as the region’s largest electricity supplier.
(719)384-2551
http://www.secpa.com

Southeast Colorado RC & D
Provides technical and financial assistance to help agricultural producers and others care for the land.
(719)336-3437

USDA Rural Development
Provides loans and grants to businesses based in rural communities, in addition to funding for housing, community development, business, renewable energy, water and waste management programs.
(719)456-0120
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/co

Economic Development Administration
Prioritizes the release of federal funding and supports regional economic development efforts.
(303) 844-4902
http://www.eda.gov

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