By Christina Kraft
As an original investor, Bank of Colorado has been involved with the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation since its inception in 2013. Over the course of time, it’s been rewarding to be part of the growth and efforts of a visionary organization and resulting outcomes that impact the present vibrancy and future success of our community. We’ve transformed from a new organization seeking guidance from peers and like-communities to an established entity receiving recognition for our accomplishments and offering direction to communities seeking to create effective administration of economic health. These accomplishments would not be what they are without time and financial commitment from our investors and dedication of staff. I’m grateful and proud that Bank of Colorado has been part of this collaborative journey as an initial investor.
If you’re not familiar with the Estes Park EDC or its accomplishments, please take a few minutes to review the homepage (www.estesparkedc.com), specifically the document titled ‘Value Delivered to the Community’. This document is a powerful demonstration of what can happen with vision, dedication, financial support and collaboration. The choice to invest in the Estes Park EDC is a choice to support the wellbeing of our community and ensure we have adequate resources to address relevant issues as they arise. While an investment may not be tied to one specific outcome, the return, in my experience has been great.
While our past accomplishments offer much to celebrate, the present-day and far-sighted nature of Estes Park EDC’s role in our community continues. I look forward to our organization’s continued contributions to the success and well-being of our economic climate and quality of life in Estes Park.