Second Focus Group Meeting Held (September 9, 2015)
PuebloPlex and the project consultant, Matrix Design Group, conducted the second and final Project Focus Group Meeting for the PuebloPlex Redevelopment Plan on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Center for American Values Hall, 101 S. Main Street, Pueblo, Colorado. Community stakeholders who participated in the Focus Group meeting included City of Pueblo employees, Pueblo County employees, Pueblo and Latino Chamber of Commerce representatives, and local subject matter experts.
The Focus Group meeting concentrated on information obtained from a recent market study analysis of Pueblo County and on acquiring input from attendees on potential business attraction strategies for PuebloPlex. The meeting included a presentation which discussed demographics, labor force and employment statistics, economic development successes and competition within the region, real estate considerations and regulations, and the top performing market sectors in Pueblo County. The market study presentation was immediately followed by an overview of business attraction strategies and lessons learned from other development projects with similar advantages and constraints. The meeting concluded with a group discussion on business attraction including the opportunities and challenges for Pueblo.