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Nine businesses and entrepreneurs were honored last night during the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp.’s annual Excellence in Local Industry Awards. The Peak Venture Group recognized six technology companies for their leadership locally. The EDC’s local industry honorees were: Delta Solutions and Strategies, Corporate Social Responsibility Award The O’Neil Group, Corporate Social Responsibility Award… Continue Reading EDC, PVG honor businesses with Local Industry, Celebrate Technology awards

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The Springs’ Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corp. have agreed to merge – and to embark on a national search for someone to lead the new organization. Board chairmen from both organizations announced today they they will create a unification committee that will develop a  merger plan by Nov. 30.  About 250 people – mostly… Continue Reading Chamber/EDC to merge, look nationally for new leader

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corp. are working on a merger deal, discussing how the merged organization might be structured and possibly who its president and CEO should be. Who do you think should lead the organization? Leave a comment below.

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Economic development is one of the most important issues in Colorado Springs. With news of the EDC’s Mike Kazmierski departure, what do you think are some of the most important qualities his successor should have? Where will the ideal candidate come from? What kind of professional past should he or she have? Share your thoughts… Continue Reading Who should replace Kazmierski?

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Branding drive now under way for Springs

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Denver is the Mile-High City, Huntsville, Ala., is the Rocket City, and New York City is The Big Apple. And Colorado Springs? It has plenty of attractive qualities, but despite repeated efforts, none have been successfully harnessed to create a brand. This could be the year that changes. After seeing its budget slashed last year,… Continue Reading Branding drive now under way for Springs

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Outreach Inc., a church products and services firm, is relocating its headquarters from north San Diego County to Colorado Springs. The company will announce the move at a press conference with the Economic Development Corporation at the Antler’s Hilton today. About 50 employees will move with the company to Colorado Springs, and the firm expects… Continue Reading Calif.-based church-services firm moving to the Springs

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2011 Forecast: The lift from an aviation brigade

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Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. President Mike Kazmierski is watching three items in the New Year that he believes have the potential to produce sustained economic growth for the city. They involve Fort Carson, relocating companies and a new mayor. For starters, Kazmierski is optimistic that an Army Combat Aviation Brigade will be created… Continue Reading 2011 Forecast: The lift from an aviation brigade

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The Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. on Thursday recognized nine companies that through expansion or relocation  will add nearly 1,300 jobs to the region. More than 200 people attended the event including city officials, mayoral candidates and business leaders. EDC CEO and President Mike Kazmierski began his presentation by reminding everyone that unemployment in the Pikes Peak region is… Continue Reading EDC spotlights companies relocating or expanding in the Springs

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EDC set to unveil new ‘Think Local’ campaign

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The Regional Economic Development Corp., responding to pressure from area businesses, is about to roll out a “Think Local” campaign to help companies land more government contracts. Adopted by the city and El Paso County governments, the program will begin in January. The “Think Local” resolution encourages governments as well as businesses and consumers to… Continue Reading EDC set to unveil new ‘Think Local’ campaign

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Colorado Springs economic development officials say Huntsville, Ala., “gets it.” After a four-day visit to the Rocket City last week, officials from the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. say the Springs can learn from Huntsville. “It’s probably the best model city we could ever hope to find,” said David White, EDC executive vice president of… Continue Reading Trip to Huntsville affirms its edge in space jobs race

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