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Virtual Tour Kicks-off Annual Small Business Saturday

November 19, 2020 – The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is partnering with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Colorado Springs Business Journal (CSBJ), to host a virtual tour on Saturday, November 21, to kick-off Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall event. What: Virtual Media Tour – Small Business Saturday When: Saturday, November 21 Time:…

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HUD Allocates Over $600,000 to Community Grant Program for Coronavirus Response

November 12, 2020 – El Paso County Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is announcing an additional application cycle for the release of CDBG-CV funds. The application process opens Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The funds are intended to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $600,000 is being made available to local nonprofit…

County Seal with text that reads "News Release - El Paso County Economic Development"

Economic Development Hosts Free Renter’s Resources Webinar – Thursday, November 12

October 15, 2020 –El Paso County Economic Development is offering a free webinar on Thursday, November 12th, focused on renter’s resources. The webinar will focus on two topics: 1. The first topic will be the rights renters have as tenants, from anti-discrimination to reasonable accommodation for disabilities. 2. The other topic of discussion will…

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El Paso County Awards $13,858,527 in Grants to Local Small Businesses and Nonprofits

October 7, 2020 – El Paso County’s Economic Development Department awarded $13,858,527 in grants to 864 local small businesses and nonprofits as part of the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund program, making it one of the largest COVID-19 relief programs in the nation led by a local County government. The program was initiated…

Pikes Peak SBDC Executive Director, Aikta Marcoulier, poses with an award given to the Pikes Peak SBDC for Excellence and Innovation Center of the Year.

Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center Honored by Colorado SBA

September 23, 2020 – On Wednesday, the Colorado Small Business Association honored the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center with not one but two awards for their hard work during COVID-19 and beyond. The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center was named the “Excellence and Innovation Center of the Year”. Pikes Peak SBDC was also…

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HUD Allocates over $450,000 to Community Development Block Grant Program for COVID-19 Response

August 31, 2020 – El Paso County Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is announcing an additional application cycle for the release of CDBG-CV funds. The application process opens Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The funds are intended to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $450,000 is being made available to local…

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Applications Are Now Open for the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund Program

August 18, 2020 – At Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, El Paso County’s Department of Economic Development presented the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund, a new local grant program just launched by the county. Grant applications are now open to local small businesses and nonprofits in El Paso County that have been…

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El Paso County Allocates Additional CARES Act Funds to Small Business and Nonprofit Grants

August 12, 2020 – El Paso County continues its commitment to local small businesses and nonprofits with a new multi-million-dollar Regional Business Relief Fund program, launching this week. This Fund will act as a competitive grant application process to assist our small businesses and nonprofits with business-related costs incurred due to the COVID-19 economic disruption.…

El Paso County Releases First CARES Act Transparency Report

June 30, 2020 – El Paso County Controller Nikki Simmons delivered the first transparency report regarding how the County has used CARES Act funding. The transparency report given to the Board of County Commissioners will be updated and redistributed monthly. It is available online in both PDF and excel formats. During the meeting, Controller Simmons…