FORMER CALL CENTER BUILDING DONATED TO COUNTY CHAMBER
Thanks to a donation from national real estate development company Cowperwood, Clovis Economic Development and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce own a new office facility.
The 35,000-square-foot facility, located on East 7th Street and valued at $3.8 million, was built in 2000 and has been predominately used as a call center. Cowperwood Company – founded by Carlsbad, NM native John Harvey – designs, builds, owns and manages office, laboratory and related high-security space for the private sector and government.
“I certainly identify with Clovis as a community,” Harvey explained. “It was a pleasure working with Citizens Bank and Chase Gentry over the years, and my partners and I are happy this contribution will have a positive impact in Clovis.”
Cowperwood Company has development locations in nine states including New Mexico. Their original investment in Clovis stemmed from the opportunity to provide a call center infrastructure that could also employ the adjacent labor force from Clovis Community College.
“This is an extraordinary gift to our community,” said Chamber Executive Director Ernie Kos. “Cowperwood’s investment in Clovis 22 years ago allowed us to establish several solid connections that led to this moment. We are blessed to have this space and the opportunities it brings.”
Plans for how the building will be used by CED and the Chamber are yet to be determined.
“Part of CED and the Chamber’s shared vision is to be a trusted partner that helps the community we serve to thrive,” said CED Executive Director Tina Dziuk. “We are incredibly grateful to Mr. Harvey and his partners for their generous support, and we look forward to evaluating the best use of the space.”
CED and the Chamber officially accepted the property in November. They plan to host an open house early this year to explore what’s next for the space.