Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, October 2, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS LAURIE GANONG JONES TO COLORADO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
DENVER Ė Governor Bill Owens recently appointed Laurie Ganong Jones of Sterling to the Colorado Economic Development Commission.
Laurie Jones is president of DLJONES, Inc. in Sterling. She worked for
Sykes Enterprises, Inc. from 1992 to 2000. Jones served as the director of audit services for Canaudit, Inc. in Florida from 1988 to 1992 and as a senior audit manager for Watt Industries in California from 1987 to 1989. Jones received her masterís degree from Pepperdine University.
The Economic Development Commission is comprised of nine members, four of whom are appointed by the Governor. Members serve at the pleasure of the Governor and do not require Senate confirmation.
The commission adopts the annual budget and develops guidelines for the expenditures of the fund for financial assistance. These expenditures include loans and grants provided for various types of projects.
The Economic Development Commission reviews the economic needs of the various geographical regions in Colorado and identifies the types of businesses needing the greatest economic development support. The commission provides information and assistance for businesses interested in relocation or expanding their operations in the State of Colorado. It works with the Department of Local Affairs on the consideration of re-certification of enterprise zones.
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