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Data for Driving Growth

Get the business research and intelligence behind doing business in Colorado Springs. Search SizeUp COS and make informed business decisions with local, sector-specific data. Find customers, suppliers and competition, optimize your marketing, and download demographics. Establish or escalate your small business in Colorado Springs with SizeUp COS.


Using SizeUp COS

SizeUp COS provides valuable data-driven intelligence to empower small businesses, entrepreneurs, and our region’s economy. The information you enter is not recorded or retained by the Colorado Springs¬†Chamber & EDC or SizeUp. Research provided is confidential and only for your use.¬†

Businesses may use up to six industry tags to capture market peers that engage in multiple activities at one location. For example, a single Costco has multiple activities, such as grocery, furniture, pharmacy, optometry, and fast food.

SizeUp COS Data


Any city within the Colorado Springs MSA is available, and data will include city, county, metro, state, and nation. Accompanying maps may be focused to display higher-level information. The smallest level of data SizeUp provides is by zip code. Pueblo and Denver areas are included in the Advertising and Competition categories.

Data Sources

Per SizeUp:

Data are verified through 25 million-plus phone calls each year by third-party researchers, and is constantly updated, which means the competitiveness ranking of businesses is recalculated with every update. The data are similar to and includes types used by the majority of Fortune 100 companies, the most-used search engines, and GPS-based auto navigation systems.

U.S. business data is derived from hundreds of data sources, including, but not limited to:

  • Census Bureau
  • Postal Service
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Medicare statistics
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Patent and Trademark Office
  • Federal Aviation Office
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Commercial data providers

Data is updated on a varying schedule depending on the dataset. Demographic data includes current year projections using proprietary data for most data points.

Some data are not updated frequently enough to make real-time business decisions, so projections are made for current years using proprietary methods. The methodology follows rigorous quantitative analysis standards that follow best practices in statistics, economics, demography, geography, corporate site selection, and economic development.

In addition, SizeUp uses a proprietary methodology for analyzing information from all of the datasets. For more information, review the SizeUp FAQ.


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