Press Release

 

Fort Morgan, CO 06/01/18. Morgan Community College (MCC) and Morgan County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) co-sponsored an Open HouseFront of Farmers State Bank building Wednesday, May 30, 2018, to celebrate MCEDC’s new tenancy in the Bloedorn Center for Community and Economic Development, located at 300 Main Street, downtown Fort Morgan. The event was attended by representatives from Morgan County’s business and public sectors.

Morgan County Economic Development Corporation joins the Morgan Community College Foundation, the MCC Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE), the Fort Morgan Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Small Business Development Center as another strategic partner in the Center.

“Having MCEDC join MCC and other organizations at 300 Main is a natural fit,” said MCC President, Dr. Curt Freed.  “The Bloedorn Center for Community and Economic Development is growing to become a real resource for existing and developing local businesses, entrepreneurs, community members, and visitors.  I could not be more pleased to have Greg Thomason and MCEDC join us in this important space.” 

The Bloedorn Family opened the iconic structure at the corner of Main Street and Kiowa Avenue in December 1930 as the home of Farmers State Bank.  After the bank moved to another location, the Bloedorn Family gifted the building to Morgan Community College in 1969, providing the fledgling institution its first location under one roof.  In 1998, the site was designated as the Bloedorn Center for Community and Economic Development in honor of the family’s vision for fostering community and economic development.

“I feel we have made great strides in fulfilling this vision, while at the same time bringing together a great innovation Center for likeminded organizations that together help build a strong Morgan County,” stated MCC Director of Development, Kari Linker.

“Communities that continually achieve economic success, do so through building vibrant, transformative economies,” said MCEDC Executive Director Greg Thomason.  “I’m honored to have MCEDC located here, and look forward to the collaborative work that will inevitably take place as a result.”

For more information about the Bloedorn Center at 300 Main, please contact Kari Linker at 970-542-3113.

To learn more about MCEDC, visit www.morgancountyinfo.com.

Additional information about Morgan Community College can be found at www.morgancc.edu.