Limon, with its population of 1,800 and its two major truck stops, has set its sights on becoming a hub for manufacturing companies that do business around the world.
Limon, two surrounding counties and parts of three other counties, have been designated a Foreign Trade Zone by the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is now one of three Foreign Trade Zones in Colorado, but the only one in a rural area.
That means this small eastern Colorado town and surrounding counties are gunning for big business. Officials see the new designation as a way to grow the economy and compete with the big cities in the area of foreign trade.