Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado

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New Addition to Region 9 BLF Loan Committee

November 01, 2013

Derek Farrah, a Pagosa Springs resident and accountant has joined the Region 9 Economic Development Districtís Business Loan Fund (BLF) Committee. Farrah works with Wilson, Rea, Beckel & Associates and moved to Pagosa Springs in 1992. Farrah was educated in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Farrah was approved by the Region 9 Executive Board, and will fill an Archuleta County position.

The Loan Committee is composed of two representatives from each of the five counties in southwest Colorado, plus two at-large positions with at least one person with loan making experience, one person with an accounting background, one person with a real estate background and two with a background in business. The term on the loan committee is two years, but there is no limit to the number of terms a committee person may serve.

For more information on the Loan program and Committee, please contact Region 9 at 970-247-9621 or visit our web page at