The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is hiring. The economic development group, formerly the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, is advertising to fill three positions – two of them from long-time employees exiting the group after a merger between the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corp. The group wants to […]
Fountain Economic Development Director Lisa Cochrun is heading to Vegas this month to sell big retailers on her small town.
The 18th Annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum aimed to address a multitude of economic issues facing the Pikes Peak region. The event, which took place Oct. 10 at the Antlers Hilton, focused on both the current economic health of the region as well as a preview of the year to come. A panel discussion titled […]
A group of nearly 300 top employers across the area plans to add 4,839 jobs over the next three years, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance reported Tuesday in its year-end member investor briefing. Also, the Business Alliance is courting nine unnamed companies that are seriously considering relocation with the potential of bringing a total […]
Throughout the expansive room inside Library 21c, interested people gathered in clusters, listening to others, asking questions and receiving answers. The crowd estimated at 250 to 300 might not have been fully united, but on this Tuesday evening, even the known cynics kept their confrontational instincts in check. The event was billed as a “different” […]
Since the merger, 13 employees - nearly half the total combined staff - have resigned or were asked to leave their jobs.
A group of 10 national downtown-redevelopment experts hit the streets of Colorado Springs this morning, embarking on a week of tours, analysis and scrutiny. The Urban Land Institute will use the week’s worth of findings, along with past analysis, to craft an action plan that will be presented Friday. The group, which is being paid […]
The Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation was recognized for its efforts to help other, smaller communities learn the tricks of the trade in how to help local businesses expand. The award was given by the International Economic Development Council for the local organization’s “business expansion toolkit,” which includes a manual that outlines ways for communities […]
U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than April, a hopeful sign after three months of weak hiring. Job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.6 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s up from 3.4 million in April. It’s also the second-highest level in nearly four years, just behind March’s 3.7 million. Still, […]
Manufacturing in Colorado proved to be a major economic driver in May, according to the latest report from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The report said new orders are growing faster than jobs in Colorado. “To accommodate this growth, manufacturers in the state are expanding the hourly workweek for current employees much faster than […]