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Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 2265, Granby, CO 80446-2265
Office:  97 Forrest Drive, Granby, Colorado
Tel: 970-887-3759 ∙ Cell:  307-760-2922 ∙ Cell: 307-760-6890
e-mail:  pedersenplanning@gmail.com

Project Experience

Location: Carbon County, Wyoming
Client: Carbon County Economic Development Corporation
P.O. Box 487
Rawlins, Wyoming  82301
Contact: Bill Saulcy, President, Board of Directors
Year Completed: 1998
Project Scope:

Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is a quasi-public corporation that encourages the retention and expansion of existing industries and businesses in Carbon County.  The Corporation also provides technical assistance to investors and businesses within and outside of the County to help promote new economic investment into the regional economy.

Pedersen Planning Consultants (PPC) provided part-time staff support and technical planning assistance to CCEDC from June, 1996, through March, 1998.  PPC provided bookkeeping and clerical support, as well as economic research associated with CCEDC projects.  CCEDC also administered a revolving loan fund for the Town of Encampment, one of Carbon County’s ten municipalities.

Medicine Bow National Forest, Carbon County, Wyoming
Just north of the Colorado border

Economic planning research investigated the costs and benefits associated with the proposed relocation of a State maximum-security prison facility.  PPC also participated in a related legislative lobbying effort at State Capital in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Other economic planning involved the preparation of a business plan for a proposed expansion of a post and pole operation.  The company used the business plan to seek additional capital for a new facility that would generate increased economic value to its existing post and pole products.

Pedersen Planning Consultants organized and coordinated a business retention and expansion program for CCEDC.  Representatives of primary industries were initially contacted to identify issues and potential barriers to planned industry expansion.  A business retention and expansion survey was also prepared and provided to Board members of CCEDC.  Volunteer board members were trained and organized to make individual interviews of roughly 50 businesses and industry.

A calling program on municipal mayors and town councils in the County was also initiated to facilitate coordination of CCEDC’s regional economic development activities with local government.  Municipal leaders were queried concerning the potential location of industrial sites and general community attitudes regarding future economic development.