Winter Park mulls local stimulus programs
June 18, 2010
Fresh off a glowing audit that named the Town of Winter Park one of the financially healthiest government entities in Colorado, town council is looking for ways to give something back to the businesses that are struggling to stay alive in a tough economic environment.
Ideas have included providing rebates to property owners, creating a business improvement grant program, working with the chamber of commerce to create a buy local marketing campaign and creating a business development program for new businesses.
Council members are mulling over the options while town manager Drew Nelson said another good use for the funds would be to pay for logging U.S. Forest Service lands that border the town, similar to what Vail has done.
A project like that would create jobs and improve safety for town residents, he said.