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Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center

559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. 101, Catalyst Campus • Colorado Springs 80903 719-667-3803 • www.pikespeaksbdc.org Offers counseling, training and resources to grow existing and new businesses. Programs include specific help for disaster recovery, veterans assistance, the “Leading Edge” Business Training Program, and a variety of weekly workshops. Registration is available online. A variety of publications and workbooks are available online. Satellite offices at: Tri Lakes Chamber and EDC Fort Carson 166 Second St., Monument 80132 7366 Mekong St., Blds. 6237

667-3803 (request appointment)

667-3803 (For Veterans) Office of Economic Development & International Trade

1600 Broadway, Suite 2500 • Denver, CO 80202 (303) 892-3840 Main Phone • (303) 892-3848 Fax • www.oedit.colorado.gov Encourages economic development through financial and technical assistance provided in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado. The OEDIT offers programs and services tailored to support business development at every level, including business retention and relocation services, bioscience and emerging industries programs, business finance, the Colorado Tourism Office, Arts andCulture, an International Trade Office, Small Business Development Centers, minority and women-owned business services and economic research. 631 N. Weber, Ste. 210, Colorado Springs 80903 719-579-8443 • www.csworldaffairs.org International visitors programs includes monthly programs and speaker luncheons. Professional networking series, high school student and teacher programs and workshops. OTHER RESOURCES 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 Avenue, Colorado Springs 80903 • 520-6236 • 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. Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation

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 13395 Voyager Pkwy., Ste. 130, PMB353, Colorado Springs 80921 377-3107 • 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 the Monument/Tri Lakes area at 719-481-3282. Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corporation

P.O. Box 147 • Monument 80132 • 719-481-3282 • www.trilakeschamber.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 primaryemployer businesses to the area and by creating and fostering relationships through outreach programs and community events.

For individuals seeking employment information, job training or access to job sites or postings, here are some resources that may be of value.

Add Staff 719-528-8888 • www.addstaffinc.com Apprentice Personnel 3134 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs 80919 888-857-2426 apprenticepersonnel.com Blackstone Talent Group 102 S. Tejon St., Ste. 1225 Colorado Springs 80903 633-2772 • www.bstonetalent.com Information technology, engineering and finance. Common Roots LLC 805 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903 578-1227 • commonrootscos.com Customized employment for those with developmental disabilities. El Paso County Employment Services www.elpasoco.com (online process only) Elwood Staffing 3366 Templeton Gap Rd. Colorado Springs 80907 719-578-5478 www.elwoodstaffing.com Express Employment Professionals • 2360 Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80916 719-390-1300 • 1234 E. Woodman Rd., Ste. 110

Colorado Springs 80920 719-266-9980 workforce.expresspros.com Front Range Staffing 1257 Lake Plaza Dr. Colorado Springs 80906 323-6632 • www.frontrangestaffing.com Goodwill Staffing 1460 Garden of the Gods Rd. Colorado Springs 80907 635-4483 • www.goodwillcolorado.org Interim Healthcare of Colorado Springs 1901 N. Union Blvd. Colorado Springs 80909 632-9900 www.interimhealthcare.com Provides staffing for home health care. Job Store Staffing 5390 N. Academy Blvd., Ste. 100 Colorado Springs 80918 719-574-4200 www.jobstorestaffing.com NOVUS Professional Services Inc. Colorado Springs 80919 599-5288 • novus-ps.com MTS Mobile Staffing 4853 N. Academy Blvd., Suite A Colorado Springs, 80918 • 719-419-7084 www.MTSMobileStaffing.com Robert Half-Talent Solutions 1755 Telstar, Ste. 107 Colorado Springs 80920 960-0384 • www.roberthalf.com Focus on administrative, accounting, and finance and technology job placement. Spherion - Colorado Springs 2020 N. Academy, Ste. 236 Colorado Springs 80909 284-7220 • www.spherion.com Teksystems 2 N Cascade Ave., Ste. 600 Colorado Springs 80903 866-6900 • www.teksystems.com Information Technology job placement and services. Teller County Human Resources 112 N. A Street, P.O. Box 959 Cripple Creek 80813 689-2988 • www.co.teller.co.us TPM Staffing Services 25 S. Wilcox, Unit D Castle Rock 80104 303-663-5500 www.tpmstaffing.com United States Air Force NAF Human Resources Office 5136 Eagle Dr. #G101 USAFA, CO 80840 719-333-3425 usafa.support.com WSI Healthcare Personnel Inc 8540 Scarborough Dr. #200 Colorado Springs 80920 719-630-7500 wsijobs.com Pikes Peak Workforce Center 1675 Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, CO 80907 667-3806 • ppwfc.org A one-stop center providing employers with the qualified workers they need. The center also has programs to help eligible persons become more employable through skills upgrades and/or training. Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4 p.m. Offers Youth Work Zone (must be 16-24 years old) workshops, free computer courses, GED preparation and career assessment. TELLER COUNTY Woodland Park Public Library 218 E. Midland Rd., Woodland Park 80863 719-687-9281 • Career consultant available on lower level, call for limited hours. Cripple Creek – Aspen Mine Community Center 100 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek 80813 Call 667-3806 Open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fountain – Peak Vista Health Center 350 Lyckman, Fountain 80817 444-8311 (Limited hours)

Shared Office/Cowork Space

Not to be confused with office rental, these locations offer a variety of day and weekly passes, monthly memberships, full time, and permanent spaces. The Enclave

2121 Academy Circle, Ste. 104, Colorado Springs 80909 428-5582 • enclavecoop.com Open 9-5:30, Monday - Friday.


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 Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs 592-1800 • www.cshba.com Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments 471-7080 • www.ppacg.org Pikes Peak Association of Realtors 633-7718 • www.ppar.com 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 303-285-2960 • www.wfco.org


Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute P.O. Box 2625, Colorado Springs 80901 719-343-6003 • www.cscci.org Promotes appreciation of Chinese culture through education and social interation and offers networking and support systems for those of Chinese heritage. 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. Epicentral Coworking

415 N. Tejon • Colorado Springs 80903 470-0415 • epicentral.org Open 24/7, Staffed 9-5 Monday - Friday. The Machine Shop

4 S. Wahsatch Ave., Ste. 120, Colorado Springs 80903 359-6966• jointhemachine.com Open 9-5, Monday - Friday. My Buddies Coworking

5040 Corporate Plaza Dr., Colorado Springs 80919 719-800-9675 • mybuddiescoworking.com 24 Hour Access. Front Range Coworking

7222 Commerce Center Dr., Ste. 220, Colorado Springs 80919 745-3377 • frontrange.work Hours: 8:00-5:00 Monday - Friday Private offices have access 24/7 Regus Colorado Downtown Alamo Corporate Center

102 A Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903 469-865-1597 • www.regus.com

Exponential Impact 3650 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs 80907 www.exponentialimpact.com Supports tech companies through a variety of hybrid programs, education and mentorships.

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 Startup Ecosystem Canvas 1245 Champa St., Denver 80204 www.coloradostartups.org Comprehensive list of resources for inspiration, training, developing, funding, and launching new businesses. Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council The Hispanic Chamber 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd. #439 Colorado Springs 80922 719-231-5353 • www.cosconcilio.com