CDC Monthly Board Meeting - Jan 12th , 2021

The monthly CDC Board meeting will be on Jan. 12th, 2022. This meeting is open to the pubic.

Pagosa Springs CDC Monthly Board Meeting

January 12th, 2022

5:30 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce Conference Room

Or via Zoom

Topic: CDC Monthly Board Meeting
Time: Jan 12, 2021 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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CDC Monthly Board Meeting

The monthly CDC Board meeting will be on Oct. 13th, 2021. This meeting is open to the pubic.
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CDC Annual Meeting

CDC Virtual Annual Meeting - May 13th, 2020

Community Development Corporation

The Community Development Corporation (CDC) will host their annual meeting this year on May 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. New to the format will be a virtual meeting to be in compliance with the state’s Safer at Home order. The meeting is open to the public and interested parties and all current CDC members are encouraged to join in the meeting.

A slate of board candidates will be put forth to the membership to assume their positions for a 2-year term.  Neal Johnson has reached the board term limits.  Jim Garrett is also up for re-election.  Therefore, two board positions are open.  Upon a self-nominating process open to all current CDC members, board candidates were selected. The slate of candidates running for the 2020 board are Jim Garrett and Sherry Waner.  Jim Garrett has sat on the CDC board for two-years and is seeking to remain on the board for another 2-year term. He is a Pagosa resident, lawyer and active in other organizations such as the Rotary Club. Sherry Waner is a former CDC board member. She is the Chief Development Officer for First Southwest Bank and First Southwest Bank Community Fund. All current CDC board members will be eligible to vote.

Also at the meeting will be a recap of the Broadband efforts and Opportunity Zone initiative and a roll out of the CDC Strategic Plan for the next 3 years. All members or the public are welcome to review and comment. For questions concerning membership, joining the meeting or the CDC organization, please contact Mary Jo Coulehan, CDC administrator at

CDC Annual Meeting

Jeff Kraft Economic Outlook Luncheon Presentation

On May 22nd The Community Development Corporation hosted an Economic Outlook Luncheon, Thinking Outside the Economic Box.

Guest Speaker Jeff Kraft with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, has provide his presentation from this event.

Click Here to view his presentation

Meet & Greet For Entrepreneurs

Meet & Greet for Entrepreneurs

This event is designed to facilitate a conversation about entrepreneurship in Pagosa Springs.

  • What kinds of businesses/manufactures would work in Pagosa?
  • What kinds of business voids or niches could be filled?
  • What kinds of resources do we have available to assist our entrepreneurs?
  • What needs to happen to make Pagosa a more business friendly community?
  • How to grow a business and how SCAPE can assist.

Please join us Thursday November 8th 4:00-5:30pm. At Pagosa Brewing Company 118 N. Pagosa Blvd.

For more information please contact the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce at 970-264-2360

Micro-Entrepreneur Assistance Progam Lunch

First Southwest Community Fund is kicking off a new Rural Micro-Entrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP). This program is supported by First Southwest bank and will offer funding for technical assistance needs of your clients/mentees, associated with a request for a loan of $50,000 or less. The technical assistance can be used for business plan,  projected financial statement preperation, marketing plans, feasibility studies, or  leagal costs associated with fromation/structuring/re-structuring of businesses entities. Other types of technical assistance may be considered.

First Southwest Community Fund is hosting an informative  lunch at the following First South West Bank locations at 12pm. Space is limited, so please be sure to RSVP as soon as you can. 

San Luis Valley/Alamosa – 720 Main Street, Alamosa, CO 81101 - July 31st and August 1st (2 lunches)

Durango – 600 East 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 - August 7 and 8th (2 lunches)

Cortez –  1510 E. Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321 -August 9th

Pagosa – 249 Navajo Trail Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 - August 6th

More information about RMAP

Elizabeth Gardner to provide a public presentation on Monday May 7th at 5:30pm

The Growing Water Smart (GWS) work group has arranged for Elizabeth Gardner,  the Colorado State Demographer, to provide a public presentation on Monday, May 7th, right here in Pagosa Springs, at 5:30p-7p held in the Ross Aragon community center.
The GWS work group invites all interested community members to attend the 5:30 - 7p public presentation.
Elizabeth Gardner is an excellent enthusiastic speaker and will provide a wealth of information regarding: How the Demographers Office creates growth projections, what data is used, how can our local community use and benefit from the data and projections, ect..