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  • The Frontier of Economic Development Presented by: Patricia Vice, Executive Director Lincoln County Economic Development
  • 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 three economies: – Agriculture – Service/government – Food and accommodations
  • Karval, Colorado
  • 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
  • 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 plant Capitalize on wildlife presence Established the Karval Alliance
  • 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 Exploring cooperative model through Rocky Mountain Farmers” Union
  • 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 Program Colorado Division of Wildlife CSCP Easement
  • 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 Audubon Society
  • • 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 with LCEDC
  • www.karval.org