Wolgamott named Economic Development Leader of the Year

John Wolgamott, a local entrepreneur, was recently named the Economic Development Leader of the Year by the Region 9 Economic Development District Board of Directors.

Wolgamott was recognized Sept. 24 at the annual Region 9 meeting for his work with the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs, an organization he helped found. So far, the accelerator has helped start 10 companies in two years.

He is drawn to mentorship because he enjoys helping others create jobs. Without good jobs, young people struggle, he said. “To be able to help people create jobs for other people so they can earn a living … that’s a very rewarding thing; It’s one of the things that’s really needed in this world.”