Kiowa County

Kiowa County

Kiowa County is located in the Southeastern edge of Colorado, bordered by Kansas.  The county is 1,786 square miles with an average elevation of 4,300 feet.  Kiowa County boasts wide open, scenic spaces and is the home of the Great Plains Reservoirs bearing Cheyenne Indian names. Neesopah, Neegronda, Neenoshe, and Neeskah, located just to the south of Eads. These are part of the Queens State Wildlife Area. South of Haswell is Adobe Creek Reservoir or ‘Blue Lake’.  There is also an 8 acre fishing pond in the Kiowa Creek Natural Area, ¾ mile south of Eads.

Covering close to one million acres, Kiowa County farms grow wheat, millet, grain sorghum, sunflowers and corn and raise cattle, goats, sheep, horses and swine.  Area granaries have the capacity to store up to five million bushels of grain.1

Residents and visitors also enjoy investigating the county’s recreation areas.  The five reservoirs draw birdwatchers, boaters, fisherman, wildlife enthusiasts and hunters from across the state.

Current Projects

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

2021 - 2026 CEDS We have submitted our 2021 - 2026 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for review.   2021 - 2026 CEDS, complete document SCEDD CEDS, by chapters 1 - Introduction and Executive Summary 2 - Acknowledgements 3 - Public Participation and Stakeholder Input 4 - Resiliency Planning

Shop Local in South-East Colorado

Our friends on the Eastern Plains have developed a one stop shop and web presence for small businesses there. Click on the images to purchase gift certificates from a range of boutique clothing, food, décor, and personal services businesses.

Salute to these organization for making www.secostrong.org happen:

Bent County Development Foundation
BCEDS (Baca County Economic Development Foundation)
KCEDF (Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation)
Prowers Economic Prosperity
Otero County
Crowley County
The cities of Rocky Ford and La Junta
La Junta Main Street
SEBREA (Southeast Colorado Business Retention, Expansion, Attraction Program)
SBDC of Southeast Colorado (Small Business Development Center)
SECED (Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development)