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Other Resources

Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation

Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs

111 S. Tejon, Suite 703 • Colorado Springs 80903 886-0088 • www.downtowncs.com The Downtown Partnership is the lead organization planning, advocating and promoting a vibrant downtown for Colorado Springs. The “partnership” reflects the affiliate organizations that are tied to this two-decade old venture: the Greater Downtown Colorado Springs Business Improvement District, Community Ventures, Inc., and the Downtown Development Authority. Collaborating with local government, businesses, and civic and not-for-profit groups the Downtown Partnership works to make great things happen for downtown Colorado Springs. Primary goals of the Partnership are to draw businesses downtown, create and sustain an eclectic and lively residential neighborhood, recruit and support a growing mix of unique and mostly independent retail, further downtown as the location for an expanding arts and cultural scene and heighten the downtown’s appeal across ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic diversities. Established in 2006, the Downtown Development Authority provides programs and financial incentives to “push” downtown development, which usually costs four to five times more than the cost of suburban development.

Economic Development Division – El Paso County

9 E. Vermijo Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 • 520-6480 admin.elpasoco.com The El Paso County ECDD is responsible for economic development, affordable housing and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The main components of economic development include the El Paso County Enterprise Zone, the Business Loan Fund, Commercial Aeronautical Zone, and other business incentives. Affordable housing is addressed through the El Paso County Housing Authority and other housing programs. CDBG funds are available through the State of Colorado for HUD-approved purposes.

322 S. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 471-2044 • www.pprdc.com Formed in 1976 under the name of the Old Colorado City Development Company, the Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation originally provided low interest loans to small businesses located within a six-block area of Colorado Springs’ Westside. Expanding beyond these humble beginnings the PPRDC has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide loans through the SBA 504 Loan Program. The PPRDC promotes local job creation and redevelopment strategies throughout its service area. Besides SBA 504 Loans, the PPRDC also has the El Paso County Business Loan Fund.

SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives Association

Counselors to America’s Small Business 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste 100, 80903 636-3074 • www.coloradosprings.score.org Score is a group of over 50 experienced business men and women – many still active in their own careers – who want to see the small business climate in Colorado Springs be successful and growing. These executives provide free and confidential business counseling. They share their experience and knowledge by working with you to analyze your business, explore strategies, develop business plans and monitor progress. Counseling is also available in Woodland Park and in the Monument/Tri Lakes area. A new “Smart Start” workshop series has been added.

Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corporation

P.O. Box 740 •  Monument 80132 (888) 667-6768 ● www.dev.trilakesedc.com The Tri-Lakes EDC mission is to expand the Tri-Lake region’s economic base, achieving sustained growth and prosperity for Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle, King’s Deer and Black Forest. The Tri-Lakes EDC achieves this by working with local and regional stakeholders to help current primary employers expand their presence within the region; working to recruit and help relocate new primary employer businesses to the area and by creating and fostering relationships through outreach programs and community events.

OTHER CONNECTIONS

Several organizations help consumers and businesses make the right connections for success, information and problem resolution.

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado 636-1155 • www.bbb.org/southern-colorado/ Center for Creative Leadership 633-3891 • www.ccl.org Colorado Springs Film Permits 385-5940 •  www.coloradosprings.gov Executive Women International Colorado Springs Chapter P.O. Box 2378 • Colorado Springs 80901 www.ewiconnect.com Housing &  Building Association of Colorado  Springs 592-1800 • www.cshba.com International Association of Women Colorado Springs Chapter - www.iawomen.com Corporate Headquarters 866-540-6279 Pikes Peak Area Council of  Governments 471-7080 • www.ppacg.org Pikes Peak Association of Realtors 633-7718 • www.ppar.com

Peak Startup 415 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs 80903 425-9370 www.peakstartup.org

Networking, mentoring, startup events, and educational programs

Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce 442-2007 • scwcc.com University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS) Bachelor of Innovation Degrees 255-3427 • innovation.uccs.edu U.S.  Patent &  Trademark Office Toll free hotline: 800-786-9199 www.uspto.gov Women’s Foundation of Colorado Colorado Springs Regional Committee 303-285-2960 • www.wfco.org Women’s Resource Agency 471-3170 • www.wrainc.org

OTHER CONNECTIONS - International Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute P.O. Box 2625, Colorado Springs 80901 719-287-7624 • www.cscci.org Promotes appreciation of Chinese culture through education and social interation and offers networking and support systems for those of Chinese heritage.

Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado P.O. Box 1294, Colorado Springs 80901 www.japanamerica.org Educational and cultural organization offers classes and special events posted on the website.

Colorado Springs Sister Cities International 30 S. Nevada Ave., Ste. 606, Colorado Springs 80903 719-385-5900 • www.coloradosprings.gov Promotes cultural, educational and economic relationships throughout the world. Colorado Springs is currently partners with seven cities including Ancient Olympia, Greece; Bankstown, Australia; and Smolensk, Russia.

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