Aikta Marcoulier selected as Region VIII SBA Regional Administrator

Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center Executive Director Aikta Marcoulier Appointed as Region VIII Small Business Administration Regional Administrator

April 14, 2022 – El Paso County is excited to announce that the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center Executive Director Aikta Marcoulier has been appointed as Region VIII Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator by President Joe Biden. Aikta Marcoulier will be a key player to the President’s efforts to help small businesses most…

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Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and Economic Development launch workshops and consultation services in Falcon

March 28, 2022 – The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Economic Development are excited to announce consulting hours and workshops to better serve our small business community in Falcon and the surrounding areas. “The Pikes Peak SBDC is excited to expand outreach and provide our resources to small businesses in Eastern El…

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Combined Courts & District Attorney’s Office on Normal Schedule All Other El Paso County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Opening at 10:00 a.m.

March 17, 2022 – The El Paso County Courts and the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will open on time. However, El Paso County Administrative Offices and all other County Affiliated Agencies will open at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 17, 2022, due to the hazardous driving conditions in parts of El Paso County. The…

El Paso County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Closed Wednesday, February 2 Due to Inclement Weather

El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies are closed on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions. Employees with the proper equipment should work remotely. The closure applies to non-mission essential personnel and includes: El Paso County Public Health El Paso County Department of Human Services El…

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Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management Monitoring High Winds and “Extremely Critical” Fire Danger Forecasted for Wednesday

December 14, 2021 – The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring high-impact weather conditions expected to hit our region Wednesday, December 15. Local officials stand ready to respond to impacts resulting from extremely high winds anticipated for Colorado Springs and all of El Paso County. The National Weather Service has issued…

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Media Tour Kicks-Off Annual Small Business Saturday – Shop local and shop small not just on Small Business Saturday

November 16, 2021 – This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 27, 2021. The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to bring two days of media tours showcasing small businesses in our region to raise awareness about local businesses and the impact COVID has…

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Pikes Peak SBDC Celebrates Veterans Entrepreneurial Week

October 28, 2021 – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are partnering to celebrate active military, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse entrepreneurs for Veterans Entrepreneurial Week November 1-5, 2021. As part of Veterans Entrepreneurial Week, we celebrate the resilience and strength of the…

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El Paso County Presents 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget

October 6, 2021 – The El Paso County Financial Services Department presented the 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget at the October 4, 2021 Board of County Commissioners meeting. El Paso County provides vital public services such as public health, public safety, and critical infrastructure. The preliminary budget aims to balance the competing needs of offering crucial…

El Paso County awards $10,381,441 to small businesses and nonprofits in second round of Regional Business Relief Fund grants

August 23, 2021 – El Paso County’s Economic Development Department awarded $10,381,441 in grants to 627 local small businesses and nonprofits as part of the second round of El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund grants. The program was initiated to provide tangible assistance to local businesses and nonprofits as they transition from relief to…

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El Paso County Allocates American Rescue Plan Act Funds for Second Round of Small Business and Nonprofit Grants

June 29, 2021 – El Paso County continues its commitment to the long-term recovery of local small businesses and nonprofits with the allocation of American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds for the second round of Regional Business Relief Fund grants. The Regional Business Relief Fund will provide tangible assistance to local businesses and nonprofits as…