Prowers County

Prowers County
The Great High Prairie

Prowers County is located in the lower Southeastern corner of Colorado on the Kansas-Colorado border. The county is 1,645 square miles with a population density of 7.9 per square mile. The average elevation is 3,600 feet.

Prowers County couples its agricultural heritage with the promise of renewable energy. Panoramic views of corn, alfalfa, and dryland wheat fields are punctuated with the graceful motion of wind turbines. At the heart of the Wind Corridor, the Colorado Green Wind Power Project is one of the largest wind farms in the State of Colorado. Historic attractions bring visitors to Prowers County. A high concentration of New Deal-era WPA projects can be found in the area, along with Lamar’s Madonna of the Trail monument honoring pioneer women. Camp Amache National Historic Landmark was the site of the nation’s smallest World War II Japanese-American internment. 7,597 inmates, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens, lived in prison-like barracks surrounded by barbed-wire fences. Today, the site is a place for reflection and learning about tolerance.

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)