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Our Commitment to Real Economic Development
Our goal is to energize and promote the economic environment of the
unique town of Saguache Colorado and surrounding areas by endeavoring
to resurrect and preserve the valuable historic nature of the community
and encourage reasonable growth activity to enhance the opportunity
for Saguache residents and visitors to benefit from all the amenities
of a healthy business community.
Outreach is a vital component in the effort to accomplish this
goal. Several steps can be taken to make our community a very real
consideration for light manufacturing or service industries looking
to expand their position in our nation's massive free market economy.
More jobs translates into more people with money to spend. The residual
effect is self-supporting, steady and measured growth resulting in
a more attractive community to visitors.
Saguache has been losing population for several years and Saguache
County school districts have lost significant enrollment. Many properties
as a result are simply uninhabited. The reasons for economic decline
must first be identified before the problem can be addressed. The
economic environment has been changing for decades and our focus on
development must change with the times.
We can no longer depend on agriculture to drive the economy by itself.
There are only a fraction of the farm and ranch families that there
were only 20 years ago due to large corporate expansion in the agriculture
Tourism is definitely an industry we should pursue with intensity
but certainly not the only way to address the need for economic expansion
and the revitalization of Saguache and the surrounding area.
* Reach Out to Job Providers *
1.) Establish a database to target market our community as a potential
destination for expansion by highliting all the reasons our community
would be a good choice.
Reasons to Consider Saguache and the Surrounding Area
> Low rent
> Low tax incentives
> Reasonable, below market real estate
> Below average start-up and maintenance
> An eager and available work force
> A strong willingness to address
the need for younger families residing in and around Saguache
> Traditional farming and ranching
community with traditional values
> Saguache is the county seat and
center of government operations
> Our community businesses are not
being choked by excessive regulation and unreasonable zoning
> Reasonable wage requirements
> Quiet small town environment
> Free flowing freight in and out
> Abundant recreation opportunities
and sportsman activities
> Colorado scenic splendor at it's
> Colorado's best kept secret for
2.)Properly maintain the web site and related links to enhance and
bring attention to all the natural amenities
our area has to offer.
3.) Exercise disciplined follow up on all targeted
contacts to insure connection to the best prospects.
Your comments are
welcome and will be posted. Please include name and town.