El Paso County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Two-Hour Delay on Monday, March 15 Due to Inclement Weather

March 14, 2021 – El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and affiliated agencies will have a two-hour delayed schedule on Monday, March 15, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions in El Paso County. El Paso County offices will open at 10:00 am. The delayed opening applies to non-mission essential personnel. The…

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Applications are now open for second round of 2021 Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

February 10, 2021 – The second round of applications for the 2021 Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program is now open. COVID-19 relief funding is available to local businesses through the passage of Senate Bill 20B-001 during the Colorado special session of the legislature in December 2020. The program, funded by the State of…

Regional Coalition Will Submit Application to Re-Open Businesses

December 30, 2020—Regional leaders, including El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs, the City of Fountain, the City of Manitou Springs, Town of Monument, the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, local hospitals, and law enforcement will jointly apply to the State to re-open local businesses. The State’s program is the only option for businesses…

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Summit Economics Report: El Paso County’s RBRF Saves Jobs And $1.1 Billion in Economic Output

December 1, 2020 – The El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund (RBRF) saved up to 11,789 jobs and protected $1.1 billion in local economic output, according to a report just released by Summit Economics. The El Paso Board of County Commissioners and the county’s Economic Development department created the RBRF to assist local small…

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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…

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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…