Thank you to all who were able to attend the nursing home presentation today. We had a great turnout with around 50 people showing up to listen to the presentation by Veritas Management Company and ask questions. La Junta Economic Development would like to thank city council and the nursing home task force for all of the work that has been done so far on.
Attached is a slide deck covering the basics of economic development. Please contact Ryan Stevens if there are any questions about the economic development 101 content in the slide deck. La Junta Economic Development 101
This January eight schools in the Arkansas Valley region will roll out See The Change USA’s middle school physics curriculum to approximately 800 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. The school districts implementing this program are East Otero, Rocky Ford, and Cheraw, Las Animas, and Wiley school districts. These schools are associated with Santa Fe Trails BOCES.
La Junta Economic Development is excited to announce that the Rocky Mountain World Trade Center will be hosting export training on March 3rd in La Junta, Colorado. Members from the World Trade Center as well as Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade will be present to answer questions and facilitate discussions. The training will be held at Oliver Manufacturing in the La Junta Industrial Park.
It doesn’t matter if you are a sports team, business owner, student, or employee. At some point you are going to need to work as part of a team. Several clichés come to mind, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, “There is no I in team”, or “we are only as strong as our weakest link”. There is always some truth in the clichés and they act as motivational phrases that can inspire greatness. The La Junta Lady Tigers wouldn’t have won the state championship in softball without teamwork and the Broncos would be at the bottom of the standings if they couldn’t work as a team. So how does this apply to economic development and the business world?
Global Trade Magazine recognized La Junta, Colorado as one of the best cities for global trade due to its business environment. La Junta is home to Oliver Manufacturing who has twice won the Colorado Governor’s award in Exporting. Two other local businesses have also won this award, Hollar Seed and Innovative Water Technologies of Rocky Ford. Click to read the Global Trade Magazine Article.
After seven years of sitting empty, the old Bay Valley Food facility in La Junta finally has a new owner. A Denver company purchased the facility and plans to turn it into a brewery. It will take about six to twelve months to get started as the building needs to be worked on after sitting empty for so long. More information about the owner and timelines will come later.