Monday, February 22, 2016

Commissioners move forward with separate economic development plan

Andrew J. Polk
kvia (abc affiliate)

El Paso County is looking to put a greater focus on economic development. County commissioners don't want to leave the economic development partnership with the city, but are looking to pursue additional goals, like rural development and heritage tourism.

"We're actually embarking on bigger things now, which is very exciting," said County Judge Veronica Escobar. "One of those things is economic development."

[...] El Paso County commissioners held a special meeting Monday focusing on a more detailed plan for economic development within county lines.

The meeting was one of the county's first efforts to work on its own economic development priorities. The meeting included Market Street Services, a firm that was hired by the county last year on a $25,000 contract to help with a plan.

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