Who Are We? • Board: • Rick LaPlante, Chair • Kelly Spiering, Vice-Char • Trace Paul • James Seckman • Larry Larsen • LeAnne Kindred, Secretary • Seaton Smith • Kay Dooley, NWC ex-officio • Interim Exec Director: Anna Sapp • Over 30 advisors from the community
Our Mission - Unite the business community and government to create wealth, jobs and improve the quality of life consistent with the culture and environment of the Powell Valley for the benefit of all citizens.
How We Do It…. • Develop a coordinating strategy to evaluate existing capabilities and opportunities. • Create an environment for business and community development. • Provide for existing business expansion through leadership, analytic services, and entrepreneurial training opportunities. • Expand our economic system by recruiting new business consistent with the culture and environment of the Powell Valley. Said another way, we support, encourage, and educate, but most importantly just like government, we try and stay out of the way and allow them to be the economic engines that drive our region forward
Gateway Committed End of 2013! Garvin Restore Car Wash Ag Retail The Depot One Stop Motor sports
Rethinking Gateway West • Changing face of retail • Used to be Wal-Mart Supercenter or downtown storefronts • Today Retail + Service is one of the more profitable models. • Examples in town already…
One Stop Motorsports • Outdoor motorsports center with interior retail sales, repair service, and outdoor test track • Construction: $650,000 • Employees: 8 FT equivalent • Opening: Sept 2013
Ag Retail & Services Storefront • Ag and construction specialty tools, supplies, and equipment retail and service • Construction: $300,000 • Employees: 5 FT equivalent • Opening: Oct 2013
Rocky Mountain Car Wash • Hi tech car/truck/semi wash system with additional retail and/or office space • Construction: $1,600,000 • Employees: 4 FT equivalent • Opening: ASAP 2013
The Depot Restaurant • Family and fine dining restaurant • Construction: $600,000 • Employees: 20 FT equivalent • Opening: Sept 2013
PEP Strongly Supports These Entrepreneurs! • Consistent with the culture and assets of Powell • Retail and service based • Take advantage of the tourist and commercial 14A traffic • Cultural fit: Agricultural and outdoor adventure • Support a growing residential community • Businesses are committed to a ‘look and feel’ that represents Powell well • Upscale façade • Landscaping & design • Creates a ‘critical mass’ for Gateway West development • Vacant lots do not reflect well on the economic prospects of the area • Traffic leads to more traffic • Develop a sense of scale • All projects to be operating in 2013!
Economic Value of Gateway West Projects • 2013 Construction Estimates • Approximately $3,150,000 into local economy through construction and sub trades • Ongoing full time equivalent jobs • 37across 4 businesses • PEP is working on additional projects for Gateway West with other entrepreneurs who are waiting to see how the city supports these developments
Asks of the P & Z Board • Understand the new face of “service based retail” • Recognize the value of critical mass development of a retail Gateway West • Realize the timing pressures for 2013 openings • Support these entrepreneurs who are taking risks with their own money
A Reasonable Solution(how we get there…) Business – General Phased Approach • Phase 1 • Tonight you approve all 4 applications under “Business – General” • Phase 2 • Recognizing that a growing, thriving Powell requires more than 2 simple commercial zoning categories, explore adding a “Service based retail” zone which could be applied to further Gateway West and other retail/service endeavors Proposed Projects “Service Based Retail” Limited Industrial
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together…” Vincent Van Gogh