WHEREAS CLUB 20 believes that Colorado producers can deliver quality, price, performance, customer service, and timely delivery to establish a sustainable market relationship; and
WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes the importance of agriculture to the Colorado’s rural economy, environment, and lifestyle; and
WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes that many other states currently have state purchasing preference laws or regulations; and
WHEREAS CLUB 20 supports a program that makes it easier for consumers, retailers and Colorado State institutions to identify and purchase Colorado products;
WHEREAS Enterprise Zones have been a very useful tool for economic development on the Western Slope; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that
- CLUB 20 supports creating a state procurement preference for Colorado producers of agricultural products when the cost and quality of such products are equal to alternative products produced out-of-state; supporting enterprise zones to be located in rural areas; and creating an interim committee to study potential new markets for agricultural products.
- CLUB 20 supports all efforts to promote the sale and consumption of Colorado agricultural products in domestic and export markets, including public and private efforts.
- CLUB 20 strongly supports efforts to create a more effective form of communication and public education to enhance a general understanding of the importance of agriculture to the Colorado economy, environment, and lifestyle.