Economic policy center needed, chamber leader says |

Economic policy center needed, chamber leader says

Melanie Wong
Vail CO, Colorado

Who they talked to: Michael Kurz from the Vail Valley Partnership

What they talked about: The county needs an economic policy center and an information center for people relocating to the county, Kurz said.

The center would work with businesses throughout the county, discuss policies relating to businesses, and compile research about the economic opportunities for the county.

Kurz said the Vail Valley Partnership often gets calls from people relocating to the area who are looking for information. This center could be a good place to field those calls, he said.

The center would cost more than $200,000 to run the first year, and Kurz asked the county to help with a significant part of that.

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What’s next? Commissioners thought it was an interesting idea, but the planning is still in preliminary stages.

“We heard him out,” Commissioner Arn Menconi said. “We’re not deciding about it until the ’09 budget year.”

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