The people of Pueblo came together in 1981 and formed PEDCO. Business people, large and small, and individuals dug into their pockets to find money to support PEDCO and its economic development efforts. They also gave of their time, available at a moment’s notice to talk to interested companies.

In 1984, Pueblo’s citizens voted to tax themselves to support economic development. The citizens continue to keep that half-cent sales tax in place. PEDCO uses the money for economic development incentives, funding certain capital projects and equipment purchases for new and expanding businesses.

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Meet Our Executive Team

Jeffrey C. Shaw
Jeffrey C. Shaw

President/CEO Prospects/Operations 719-544-2000

Joe O’brien
Joe O’brien

Vice President             Prospects/Marketing 719-544-2000

Margaret Gaillard
Margaret Gaillard

VP-Operations             Accounting/Leasing 719-544-2000

Crystal Romero
Crystal Romero

BTC Operations          719-546-1133

Janelle Quick
Janelle Quick

Mission Coordinator 719-544-2000

Our Board Members

2017 Elected Officers:

Brian Moore, Chairman, President/CEO St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
Andrew Trainor, Chair-Elect – Regional President, Legacy Bank
Ron Francis, Past-Chair – Plant Manager, pewag Traction Chains
Christopher Burke, Secretary –  Vice Pres. of Operations, Black Hills Energy

Scott Robb – Treasurer –  General Manager, H.W. Houston

Elected Members

Andrew Lang – COO, TR Toppers
Sam Krage – Owner, Krage Manufacturing
Barb Vidmar, Owner, Vidmar Motors
Ashley Valdez – Area Manager, Xcel Energy
Bob Leach – Owner, RWL25, LLC
Chris Panion – Owner, High Desert Insurance
Stephen Wright – Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial

Appointed Members:

Chris Markuson – Director @ Pueblo County GIS Economic Development
Steve Nawrocki –  President @ Pueblo City Council
Ray Aguilera – Pueblo City Council Member
Sal Pace – Pueblo County Commissioner


Sam Azad – Pueblo City Manager
Seth Clayton – CEO @ Pueblo Board of Water Works
Dr. Leslie DiMare – President @ CSU-Pueblo
Dr. Patty Erjavec – President @ Pueblo Community College
Steven Trujillo – President @ Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce
Rod Slyhoff – President @ Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce
Darrin Tangeman – Manager @ Pueblo West Metro District