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Quimby named chair, interim CEO of combined chamber, EDC

Doug Quimby, a local real estate developer, will head the board of directors of the combined Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC when it gets off the ground Feb. 1. Not only that, Quimby will serve as interim CEO of the new organization until a new CEO can be hired. Quimby was one of… Continue Reading Quimby named chair, interim CEO of combined chamber, EDC

The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. will release a “press advisory” tomorrow for a major announcement. The two groups also plan to hold a press conference Tuesday – time and date to be set later – for a major announcement. Original plans for a Friday press conference were… Continue Reading Chamber, EDC to make ‘positive’ announcement next week

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By Sean Paige Critics may contend that the less-than-scandalous findings of the first-ever “performance audit” of the Economic Development Corp. mean it was a waste of time and money, which unnecessarily called the group’s reputation into question. As someone who helped put the process in motion — and who reads much more into the report… Continue Reading Auditor’s report on EDC numbers tells many tales

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EDC, chamber merger decision looms

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The city’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corp. are nearing a decision about whether to merge, but no one’s saying what that decision might be. A committee of about eight members from boards both the organizations has met three times in that last month and plans to make a recommendation about what to do… Continue Reading EDC, chamber merger decision looms

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An audit of the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. found that the organization overstated the number of jobs it created during the last 19 years by 11 percent. The EDC hired the independent accounting firm,  Summit Economics, to summarize its  economic and fiscal impact of the group’s job-creating efforts from 1990 to 2009. Summit made… Continue Reading Audit: EDC’s job-creation numbers overstated

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Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) brought a message of innovation and fiscal discipline today to the Colorado Springs business community. Continue Reading Udall: Innovation will lead state out of economic slump

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