Fountain, the fast-growing city south of Colorado Springs, shed its image years ago as a bedroom community that existed only to serve nearby Fort Carson. New businesses, stores and thousands of homes have gone up in Fountain and city leaders continue to monitor the pulse on the area's economy. An overview of Fountain economic trends will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the Colorado Springs Country Club, 3333 Templeton Gap Road, northeast of Union Boulevard and Circle Drive.
Fort Carson's growth, changing demographics and efforts to recruit new businesses will be among the topics. Speakers will include economist Fred Crowley of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Fort Carson public works director Hal Alguire. For more information, contact Fountain Economic Development Director Lisa Cochrun at 322-2056 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fountain officials say the event is taking place in Colorado Springs primarily for the convenience of local real estate agents and commercial brokers.