Paul Mueller - New NCEDC Board Chair
Paul Mueller elected 2014 Board Chair of the Northern Colorado Economic Development CorporationPaul Mueller, Managing Director of Mueller & Associates CPA, is the newly elected Board Chair for 2014 of the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC). He refers to this role as “living the dream”.
Mueller and his wife, Teresa, moved to Northern Colorado in 2008, during which they shared what each wanted to achieve in their adopted community. Mueller’s desire was to be involved in economic development at a grassroots, transactional level. He soon became involved in downtown revitalization efforts in Loveland, including the Rialto Theater Center and the Artspace Loveland Arts Campus.
His challenge as the new chair is to channel the collective talent and business acumen of the board members to position NCEDC as the Thought Leader in terms of economic development for Northern Colorado. “Of any local institution, NCEDC has the most potential to positively impact the vibrancy and long-term viability of the Northern Colorado economy”, Mueller says, “This is exciting work and the sky is our only limit!”
One of the key action items for the Board this year is a focus on four key industries to identify opportunities to attract, retain and grow primary employers. “We should not be shy”, he said, “about going to any employer around the country and ask, ‘Why in the world would you do business anywhere else than Northern Colorado?’”