S06E13 – Aztec Economic Development

Aug 11, 2022 | Full Episodes, Season 6

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Something I noticed in 2019 that was difficult to see before . . . tangible results to economic development in San Juan County.  There have been a lot of smart people having a lot of smart conversations about economic development for a long time.  But sometime shortly before 2019, those conversations seemed to merge into 1 conversation – and things started happening.

I noticed that Farmington, Aztec, and Bloomfield were all on the same page with the same goals – and San Juan County was on the same page – and the BLM was on the same page – and the Navajo Nation was being brought into the conversation – and Southern Colorado was being brought into the conversation.  With one mind, things really were happening!  Of course, 2020 and 2021 through a monkey wrench into lots of plans . . . for everybody.

Since I’m more familiar with the economic development in Farmington, I decided to reach out to our neighbor – Aztec – and see what they’ve been doing in all of this.  I contacted John Faverino, and he was more than happy to hop in the truck and give me a tour of Aztec, NM while we had a chat about economic development from Aztec’s point of view.  John is local business owner and the current Chairman of the Aztec Economic Advisory Board – and we’re about to get an Aztec education on this ride!

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