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Amazon’s Feb. 13 announcement that it plans to open a 4 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Colorado Springs has stirred excitement in the economic development community. The project has broken ground and the facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2021. It’s expected to bring more than 1,000 new full-time jobs starting at $15 […]

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At its 2010 inception, city officials anticipated the 200-acre Polaris Pointe retail complex in northern Colorado Springs would impact the city’s economy to the tune of $800 million over the next 25 years. In February 2019, the city ratcheted up its estimate to roughly $4.2 billion over a quarter-century, also creating about 3,600 permanent jobs, […]

While the U.S. Olympic Museum and UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center are well under way, the construction of two downtown sports facilities and a new visitor center at the U.S. Air Force Academy — remaining components of the City for Champions suite of projects — has yet to begin. But although […]

In PlanCOS, the city’s comprehensive plan that received final approval from city council in January, Mayor John Suthers states in the introduction, “The PlanCOS Comprehensive Plan positions Colorado Springs to take full advantage of its economic opportunities to create and maintain the very best places to live, do business and experience the enhanced quality of […]