PO Box 250,
Eads, CO 81036
Ph. (719) 438-2200
Fax (719) 438-2280

Serving Kiowa County's Needs
Into the Future!

Community Coordinator
Jan Richards

Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation (KCEDF) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the managed growth and development of Kiowa County and the welfare of its residents.


About Us
Vision Statement
Board of Directors/Staff
2017 Meeting Schedule
Become a Member

KCEDF Minutes

  2-21-2017 Minutes
  1-18-2017 Minutes
  11-16-2016 Minutes
  10-25-2016 Minutes
  9-20-2016 Minutes
  8-16-2016 Minutes
  7-19-2016 Minutes
  6-21-2016 Minutes
  5-31-2016 Sp Mtg Min
  2016 Annual Mtg
  5-2-2016 Sp Mtg Min
  4-19-2016 Minutes
  1-20-2016 Minutes

CEDS Report

Bonus Links

   Canyons & Plains

Business Resources

   Small Business Dev. Center
   Colorado Sm. Business NE
   Enterprise Zone
   Business Incentives
   Business Finance
   Revitalization and Tourism  

Business Incentives

   Town of Eads
    Kiowa County


   Kiowa Creek Estates
   Prairie Pines AL


Kiowa County Independant

EDCC Small Comm. of the Year Award
News and Updates



KCEDF Sitemap






























What is Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation (KCEDF)?  We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the managed growth and development of Kiowa County and the welfare of its residents.  This definition is purposely broad so that we are free to respond to the county needs in a variety of ways, as required.  The board of directors is made up of representatives from Kiowa County, the Towns of Eads, Haswell and Sheridan Lake, the Eads Chamber of Commerce and two at-large directors who are elected from our Class C members.  This diverse board allows for equal representation across Kiowa County.  KCEDF has one paid employee to administer programs and carry out the wishes of the board.  KCEDF has a vision statement that, paraphrased, commits to the following:

v     Improvement of infrastructures and aesthetics of towns and county.

v     Development of natural resources while protecting the environment.

v     Expanding technological capabilities.

v     Support agricultural backbone while cultivating diversity.

v     Utilize and enhance recreation areas.

v     Strengthen commitment to education and healthcare.

v     Manage growth.




What do we do?  We provide assistance as required to individuals, businesses, organizations and local government units in Kiowa County.  Examples:

v     Focus efforts on local business retention and expansion.

v     Technical assistance in providing loans to new and existing businesses that need gap funding.  We partner with   

        agencies such as USDA Rural Development, SBA, CHFA, and SECED.

v     Guidance in licensing and financial requirements for new business start-ups as well as direction in preparing

        business plans.

v     Assist individuals in applications to programs for low-interest loans for housing rehabs.

v     Provide education and training such as our series of beginning computer classes.

v     Maintain databases of county information and demographics.

v     Maintain a county data book to send to prospective new and relocating businesses.  Prepare proposals uniquely

        designed for specific businesses.

v     Act as liaison between citizens and local, state and federal government agencies and organizations concerning

        information distribution, technical assistance, and legislative issues.

v     Conduct surveys to determine the needs and desires of county residents.

v     Administer special projects that further KCEDF goals, such as:  Countywide comp plan, daycare establishment,

        feasibility studies, facility plans, and land development.

v     Assist organizations and governments in the preparation of grant applications and planning of projects.



What fees do we charge?   None, at this time.  Normally, the people we assist cannot afford professional services and local governments dont have the funding to pay for grant writing services.  Our operating funds are restricted to contributions from local governments, businesses, organizations and individuals those people that we serve.


PO Box 250
Eads, CO 81036
Ph. (719) 438-2200
Fax (719) 438-2280
 E-mail us at kcedf@kcedfonline.org

Copyright 2003-2017 by KCEDF. All rights reserved.
All rights reserved.  Do not duplicate or redistribute in any form.

Revised: 09/21/15 04:16:26 PM