Town of Fowler Community Vision
A vibrant and progressive community that serves as a center for the farming and ranching economy. The gateway to southeastern Colorado’s heritage that values its small town atmosphere and has a commitment to education. Aggressively pursuing growth, the community has many amenities and prides itself in maintaining its historic heart, main street, one that is walkable, and is a local and regional destination.
Town of Fowler Economic Development Strategy
Economic development is no longer tied solely to capital and labor, but
is now increasingly dependent on communication, high technology and the
free flow of ideas and creativity. The town of Fowler intends to
capitalize on this new paradigm and become a leader in revolutionizing
the economic development of Southeast Colorado.
The Town of Fowler is one of the
communities along the Arkansas River Valley that is looking at
alternative energy technology for the future. Alternative Energy is
just one economic development method that Fowler is working with.
Currently the town is also working in other economic development arenas
that are viewed as important - for the future of Fowler, the State of
Colorado, and the United States.
As projects proceed you will be
able to get more information about them on this page, as well as the
"News Center" page of the site.
Fowler's goal regarding standard economic development is to promote and
advance the business prosperity and economic welfare of the region. To
achieve and to maintain the most reasonable, dynamic and robust
business climate in the Otero County community, by aggressively
pursuing all avenues of growth for new and existing businesses, towards
the goal of maximizing employment opportunities, tax base, and quality
Natural Resources, Environment & Conservation / Farms & Agriculture
Fowler is working to manage and balance the needs of environmental,
economic and land development objectives, as well as to balance the
economic growth of the community with preservation of one of our oldest
existing institutions: the family farm or ranch.
Education & Training
It's important to prepare our youth and workforce for life and jobs in
the new millenium. Towards that goal, the town is working with
educators to prepare our youth and current workforce for new
technologies and new paradigms.
Recreation, Entertainment & Tourism
Recreation, Entertainment and Tourism are all areas that have - until
now - been fairly neglected in the economic development strategies of
communities along the Arkansas River Valley. But with Fowler and other
communities nearby being listed as Preserve America communities, a new
focus on these areas has taken shape. The goal of the town is to help
provide opportunities to constructively occupy our youth, provide a
wide array of leisure activities for adults, families, and seniors, and
create a lively environment for enjoyment by residents and visitors