MV CDC Committee
The Monte Vista Community Development Corporation has joined forces with the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce and will now act as a committee within the Chamber. Members of the CDC are now members of the Chamber and anyone wishing to serve on the committee may do so by becoming a member of the Chamber.
- To give guidance and assistance to new commercial ventures within the community.
- To establish relationships and partnerships with other like economic organizations, such as Upper Rio Grande Economic Development, www.urg-edc.com.
- To evaluate and develop opportunities with existing businesses to identify economic potentials within the area.
- To educate new and existing businesses concerning economic opportunities, and provide guidance and resources as needed.
MVCDC has assisted with the following projects:
Establishment of pre-construction relationships between the City, School District, Neenan Archistruction to provide open communication networks throughout the school construction.
Facilitated land transfer agreements between the City and School District for future development.
Assisted in the Cumbres and Toltec #463 Locomotive Restoration Project. Jim Poston, project shop manager in addition to working on the restoration also recorded economic revenue that was brought into the town of Monte Vista as part of this restoration project. Additional local businesses positively impacted by the project were motel rooms, meals parts, crane service, welding service, truck transportation and more.
Established a community service program matching court mandated community service sentences with community enhancement projects.
Financed and developed advertisement options with several local businesses to promote and enhance the market base.
Assisted a local business with the development and promotion of a new product that was complementary to the business venture. This resulted in the increased sale of video games by 15%.