A month after a first-ever reception to honor existing companies for their contributions to the community, the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. will hold its annual ceremony in December to recognize businesses that are bringing jobs to town either by relocating or expanding. Through mid-November, the EDC has announced 1,372 new jobs, with several announcements pending. The EDC also says it has received 76 new prospect inquiries since Jan. 1 and has hosted 31 visits by companies considering the Springs for expansion or relocation operations. The prospect activity is up significantly when compared with last year, the private, non-profit group says.
The EDC will honor 11 job-creating companies during an 11:30 a.m. luncheon Dec. 5 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in southwest Colorado Springs. Reservations may be made at www.coloradosprings.org; click on "upcoming events." Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera and El Paso County Commission Chairwoman Sallie Clark will present the awards.