Helping Southern Colorado Prosper Community Navigator Pilot Program A long street extending into the distance, lined with colorful commercial buildings and trees in green leaf. At the near corner, a brown stone built building, two story, with arched windows. Four steps up to main door. Inscription below roof reads Raynolds Bank. Inscription above door reads Established 1874. Helping Southern Colorado Prosper Community Navigator Pilot Program A log built building, racks of shirts show, a white banner with red printing reads thank you firefighters!. Yellow sign with blue lettering reads Dakota Dukes. Brown writing below reads Cuchara, Colorado. Elevation 8650. Helping Southern Colorado Prosper Community Navigator Pilot Program

Economic Development

SCEDD supports the economic development efforts of twelve counties in southern Colorado – Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Crowley, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Lake, Otero, Pueblo, and Prowers.


SCEDD is a non-profit organization funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration and SCEDD member counties. SCEDD has been serving the southern Colorado region since 1967.


The Southern Colorado Economic Development District is a non-profit organization whose membership is the thirteen counties of Southeastern Colorado. Our primary focus is to provide economic development planning and technical assistance to our twelve member counties.

We have proudly served our members since 1967.

High Prairie Homes Update

One of the ways our developer, Bywater Development LLC, keeps costs down is by not building model homes.  We understand that putting money down for a product you can’t see, touch, or stand in is asking for considerable blind faith and trust!

In 2020, Bywater Development LLC built the Paradise Homes development in Crested Butte, Colorado.  With thanks to SCEDD’s own Michael Yerman, and to home owners Maureen and Kyle, who graciously allowed us into their homes, here is what buyers in Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers counties can expect in their brand new High Prairie Homes:

One Pueblo

Red neon sign with outline of a horse with wings, attached to brick building.

From SCEDD’s partners at the city of Pueblo, county of Pueblo, and Pueblo West Metro board, the latest draft of the regional 10 – 20 year plan.  Click on the link below to read the full document.

Pueblo Regional Comprehensive Plan

Regional County Info Map