Press Releases

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Deal Closing Fund
Chamber & EDC taking more competitive approach by launching Deal Closing Fund to incentivize job creation

Today, the Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development Corporation announced the launch of a local Deal Closing Fund, marking a pivot towards a more proactive and competitive approach in furthering our region’s economic vitality. The Colorado Springs metro area outpaces the rest of the state in economic recovery and growth. The Chamber & EDC is […]

August 25, 2022
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Chamber & EDC launches suite of initiatives to attract and retain talent in the region

Colorado Springs, Colo. –  Today, the Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development Corporation launched a suite of talent initiatives to help address one of the greatest needs of existing businesses and businesses seeking to expand or relocate here. Find Your COS (pronounced “cause”) will include a suite of programs to help various talent sectors engage […]

March 3, 2022
Lumien makes leap into US market with Colorado Springs base

$40 million investment will advance technology, create new jobs Colorado Springs, Colo. – Employee wellbeing platform provider, Lumien, is launching into the US market with its first stateside base in Colorado Springs. The award-winning, Birmingham, UK-based mental health platform was launched in 2019 to empower individuals to take control of their own health and wellbeing, […]

March 1, 2022
Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC and El Paso County partner to offer C-PACE loans for commercial and industrial building owners

Colorado Springs, Colo. – A resolution approving the C-PACE loan program in El Paso County passed in today’s El Paso County Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation led the advocacy to implement C-PACE loans in El Paso County, a financial incentive for commercial and industrial building owners. […]

January 18, 2022
Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC welcomes Jim Lovewell as chief defense development officer

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation is proud to welcome Jim Lovewell as our chief defense development officer. Lovewell brings more than 24 years of service as an Air Force officer. Lovewell will serve as the liaison between the military and business community, and lead the effort to […]

December 16, 2021
Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC appoints Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer as new president & CEO

Today, the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC announced Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer as its new president and chief executive officer. Reeder Kleymeyer brings with her more than 25 years of highly collaborative, results-oriented executive leadership in the fast-paced economic and community development industry spanning Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and her own consulting practice. She will […]

October 27, 2021
Chamber & EDC Welcomes Mark Bittle as Vice President of Membership

Colorado Springs, Colo. –  The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corp. is proud to welcome Mark Bittle as vice president of membership today. Bittle brings a wealth of local business and organizational knowledge to the role, having previously served as an Ambassador and Small Business Advisory Council member with the Colorado Springs […]

August 2, 2021
Colorado is the Aerospace Epicenter: PteroDynamics Chooses Colorado for New Research and Development Headquarters

186 New Jobs Coming to Colorado Springs The following press release was distributed by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). The Chamber & EDC team worked with OEDIT to bring PteroDynamics’ new R&D headquarters to Colorado Springs. DENVER — PteroDynamics, an aircraft design and manufacturing company that develops innovative vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) […]

July 29, 2021
Cecilia Harry elected to board of directors for Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation

Cecilia Harry, the Chamber & EDC’s chief economic development officer, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the ACCE Foundation, a 501(c)3 that supports the work of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. ACCE’s Foundation was established to fund programming, peer-to-peer learning, and leadership development for chamber professionals seeking to […]

July 15, 2021
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Dirk Draper, Chamber & EDC president and CEO, to retire at end of 2021

Draper’s long and successful tenure has cleared the way for the next phase of Colorado Springs growth Colorado Springs, Colo. – Dirk Draper, president & CEO of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation, announced that he will retire at the end of this year. Draper, 61, has led the organization for […]

May 18, 2021