01-29-14 CO Governor Hickenlooper’s Economic Development Tour to Eastern Plains…

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CO Gov John Hickenlooper 1GREELEY, CO – Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 2014 – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade met with businesses and community leaders in LaJunta, Limon and Ft Morgan on Wednesday of this week and discussed economic development. In an EXCLUSIVE interview on his way back to Denver, Governor Hickenlooper detailed his trip with BARN Media’s Brian Allmer…

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DENVER — Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 — Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will join the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade on Wednesday to meet with businesses and community leaders on the Eastern Plains to discuss economic development.

The trip is part of continued efforts to execute the strategy and objectives outlined in the Colorado Blueprint, which was created in 2011 during the first Bottom-up Economic Development Tour. The Blueprint continues to be the statewide work plan to spur Colorado’s economy, help businesses grow and attract new jobs to the state. Additional information can be found online at www.advancecolorado.com/blueprint.

Hickenlooper made economic development visits to La Plata, Mesa, Routt counties as well as the Denver area and Northern Colorado earlier this month. He is planning additional trips related to the Colorado Blueprint in other parts of the state in coming weeks.

Hickenlooper’s schedule includes these public events for Wednesday:

Wednesday, Jan. 29,  2014

9 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Colorado Blueprint meeting with local business and community leaders. Location: Otero Junior College, 2001 San Juan Ave., La Junta.

10:15 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will visit Colorado-based Oliver Manufacturing company, which was recognized as a 2013 Colorado Companies to Watch Award Winner for significant growth. Location: 27151 Harris Road, La Junta.

12:15 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will visit with community, business and county leaders to discuss flood recovery efforts. Location: Limon City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive, Limon.

1 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Colorado Blueprint meeting with local business and community leaders. Location: Limon Community Center, 477 D Ave., Limon.

3:30 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will tour Western Sugar Mill. Location: Western Sugar Mill, 18317 Highway 144, Fort Morgan.

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