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Region 9 Announces New Loan Committee Member

November 21, 2017

Shawn Gregory has joined the Region 9 Economic Development District’s Business Loan Fund (BLF) Committee as a Montezuma County representative.

Gregory founded Tuffy Security Products at age 19 and relocated to Cortez where the company headquarters remains today. Tuffy Security provides hundreds of standard products such a console lock boxes with applications for every vehicle type and models. He has founded a variety of other small businesses, has a variety of patents and a registered trademark. As a professional level endurance mountain bike racer, he also has been key to building and promoting Montezuma County’s local trail systems working directly with the Forest Service and BLM. Gregory says is interest in serving on the Loan Committee is to help entrepreneurs.

Region 9’s 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.

Region 9 is a public/private partnership that improves economic conditions and coordinates economic development efforts in five Colorado counties. The Region 9 Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from the 17 local governmental jurisdictions and nine members from the private sector.
For more information on Region 9’s Board and Loan Committee, please contact us at 970-247-9621 or visit our web page at