EDA - Economic Development


Raymond Mondragon

The Economic Development program in District IV offers assistance to cities, towns, municipalities, and villages with economic development and planning. The Eastern Plains Council of Governments assists communities with CDBG (Community Development Block Grants), post CDBG award assistance, capital outlay requests / award assistance, and ICIP (Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan) planning. We also help facilitate workshops and seminars which include grant writing and facilitating meetings and conducting economic development discussions. We also in a continuous process up-date CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy).

 We support our communities by attending city and county commission, legislative meetings, water authority and local growth management meetings.  The office of Economic Development and Community Planning is available to assist all member communities in order to coordinate and facilitate meetings when it comes to strategic planning. The EPCOG will also work with the U.S. Congressional delegation on matters of federal importance to our communities.  For information contact Raymond Mondragon at (575)-762-7714 extension 42.