Economic development strategic plan AND IMPLEMENTATION
Rio Blanco County, CO
Town of Meeker, CO
Strategic Project Implementation
In 2015, Better City was selected to create a County-wide Economic Development Strategic Plan for Rio Blanco County.
The strategic plan noted an opportunity to develop the outdoor adventure industry cluster in and near the Town of Meeker (one of two municipalities within the County) and Better City developed a feasibility study that looked at various sectors within the industry that would be most successful in Meeker. Target industries were identified and Better City is currently working with the Town of Meeker on recruitment of new outdoor related companies and solutions for affordable rural housing. To date, three new companies have been recruited to the community including the Town’s first ATV/OHV rental company.