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The Frontier of
Economic
Development

     Presented by:
     Patricia Vice,
   Executive Director
    Lincoln County
 Eco...
Ports to Plains Alliance
Innovation
Honor traditions
Recreation
Famous Places
Signage
Meetings
Lincoln County, Colorado
Lincoln County, Colorado
• 2,600 square miles (larger than Delaware
  or Rhode Island)
• 2.4 persons per square mile
• Top...
Karval, Colorado
Karval, Colorado
•   Population : 60
•   Ranching and farming
•   35 miles to gas, groceries
•   Pre-school – 12th grade s...
FFA Program
Karval, Colorado
Community Assessment:
 Community commitment
 Assessment team
 Two days
•   SWOT Analysis
•   S-strengths
•   W-weaknesses
•   O-opportunities
•   T-threats
• Four Goals:
    Develop a brand for marketing
    Establish a café/convenience store
    Study feasibility of a packing ...
Branding
• Number one place in America for star
  gazing according to Scientific American
Branding
Fourth of July
BBQ and Rodeo

Agriculture
Branding Iron Calf-A
Packing Plant
    Still in the feasibility study stage
    Meat sources through hunting, cattle,
    goats, hogs
    Explo...
Wildlife
 26 species of birds migratory patterns
 Native wildlife – 128 species
 Wildlife viewing and photography
• Karval Lake
Ranching and Wildlife
• Ranches in conservation programs
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  Partners for Fish and Wildlife...
Mountain Plover Festival
Nesting area for Rocky Mountain Plover
• Each year wildlife viewing and bird
  watching generates more than $1 billion in
  revenue for the State of Colorado
• Partners:
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  Colorado Division of Wild Life
  Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
  National...
•   Two Days
•   Ice Cream Social
•   Tours and classes
•   Karval Market
•   Chuck wagon dinner

And Steve Bailey
• RAW
• Ranching and Wildlife Program
• FFA/USFWS
Next Steps
•   501 c 3 status
•   RV/campground plans
•   Follow up assessment planning
•   Eco Tourism marketing plan wit...
www.karval.org
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  1. 1. The Frontier of Economic Development Presented by: Patricia Vice, Executive Director Lincoln County Economic Development
  2. 2. Ports to Plains Alliance
  3. 3. Innovation
  4. 4. Honor traditions
  5. 5. Recreation
  6. 6. Famous Places
  7. 7. Signage
  8. 8. Meetings
  9. 9. Lincoln County, Colorado
  10. 10. Lincoln County, Colorado • 2,600 square miles (larger than Delaware or Rhode Island) • 2.4 persons per square mile • Top three economies: – Agriculture – Service/government – Food and accommodations
  11. 11. Karval, Colorado
  12. 12. Karval, Colorado • Population : 60 • Ranching and farming • 35 miles to gas, groceries • Pre-school – 12th grade school • Student population: 49; online school 167 • School employment: 25
  13. 13. FFA Program
  14. 14. Karval, Colorado Community Assessment:  Community commitment  Assessment team  Two days
  15. 15. • SWOT Analysis • S-strengths • W-weaknesses • O-opportunities • T-threats
  16. 16. • Four Goals: Develop a brand for marketing Establish a café/convenience store Study feasibility of a packing plant Capitalize on wildlife presence Established the Karval Alliance
  17. 17. Branding • Number one place in America for star gazing according to Scientific American
  18. 18. Branding
  19. 19. Fourth of July BBQ and Rodeo Agriculture
  20. 20. Branding Iron Calf-A
  21. 21. Packing Plant Still in the feasibility study stage Meat sources through hunting, cattle, goats, hogs Exploring cooperative model through Rocky Mountain Farmers” Union
  22. 22. Wildlife  26 species of birds migratory patterns  Native wildlife – 128 species  Wildlife viewing and photography
  23. 23. • Karval Lake
  24. 24. Ranching and Wildlife • Ranches in conservation programs • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Colorado Division of Wildlife CSCP Easement
  25. 25. Mountain Plover Festival Nesting area for Rocky Mountain Plover
  26. 26. • Each year wildlife viewing and bird watching generates more than $1 billion in revenue for the State of Colorado
  27. 27. • Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Colorado Division of Wild Life Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory National Audubon Society
  28. 28. • Two Days • Ice Cream Social • Tours and classes • Karval Market • Chuck wagon dinner And Steve Bailey
  29. 29. • RAW • Ranching and Wildlife Program • FFA/USFWS
  30. 30. Next Steps • 501 c 3 status • RV/campground plans • Follow up assessment planning • Eco Tourism marketing plan with LCEDC
  31. 31. www.karval.org
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