East Central Council of Local Governments

 
Data Provided By
United Way of Weld County United Way of Weld County
General Information
Description of AgencyAlthough agriculture continues to be the major industry in east central Colorado, it is becoming ever more fragile. It is ECCOG's goal to strengthen this segment of our local economy, while at the same time encouraging economic diversification.



Tourism is an excellent alternative and ECCOG has worked to develop tourist information centers and highway rest areas on the Plains, to increase local areas' awareness of their own attractions, and to market this region through brochures and other means. ECCOG also maintains a high profile and involvement in tourism efforts on the travel region and statewide levels.



ECCOG assists communities with main street revitalization projects and with applications for economic development funds. An on-going achievement of ECCOG was the creation of the nonprofit Prairie Development Corporation (PDC). Together, ECCOG and PDC created a revolving loan fund for business development, now capitalized at more than three million dollars, and a second loan fund for increasing the stock of affordable housing for area residents having moderate or lower incomes.
HistoryThe East Central Council of Local Governments (ECCOG) was created in the early 1970's as a voluntary association of county commissioners, mayors and town council members in Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties, who joined hands to keep governmental decision-making at the local level.
LocationKit Carson County
Geographic AreaCheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln,
Funded ByTax Payers, State/Federal Grants, Service Fees
Licensed ByFederal, State, City
Agency TypeGovernment
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameTerry Baylie
Contact's PositionExecutive Director
Contact's Phone(719) 348-5562
Contact's Emailbaylie@prairiedevelopment.com
Physical Site Address 1128 Colorado Ave
Physical Site City, State, ZipStratton, CO 80836
Mailing Address 1P O Box 28
Mailing City, State, ZipStratton, CO 80836
Main Phone(719) 348-5562
Other Phone(800) 825-0208
Fax(719) 348-5887
Emaileccog@prairiedevelopment.com
Web Addressecaaa.tripod.com
 
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered1/17/2013
SourceWeld
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: East Central Council of Local Governments
Affiliated Programs: East Central Council of Local Governments
Affiliated Services: Area Agency on Aging / East Central Council of Local Governments
In Home Services / East Central Council of Local Governments
Ombudsman / East Central Council of Local Governments
Outback Express / East Central Council of Local Governments