Transportation & Infrastructure
Connectivity to Fuel Growth
Products and people move with ease in Colorado Springs, where connectivity and reliability are the backbone of business. Strategically centralized, Colorado Springs offers access to a web of east-west and north-south interstates. Transportation in Colorado Springs soars at the Colorado Springs Airport, home to Amazon distribution centers and, in 2021, Southwest Airlines. Electric reliability and low costs are an added benefit for data centers like SAP America and businesses of all types.
Connections that take business to new places
From manufacturers to defense contractors, Colorado Springs businesses are strategically located in the central part of the U.S.
Interstate 25 runs conveniently through the city and intersects with Interstate 70 for broad east-west access. With a $419 million investment, the I-25 gap project added one new express lane in each direction, widened shoulders, rebuilt five bridges, and created four new wildlife crossings. This work was done to streamline the short trip between Colorado Springs and Denver. Interstate interconnectivity means commutes to ports in Texas and California take less than one day.
With 300 days of sunshine and infrequent snowfall, roads remain clear and open for travel.
Quick and Efficient Access to Flights
Just minutes from downtown, the Colorado Springs Airport is Colorado’s small airport with big benefits. Year-round and seasonal nonstop service includes 10 cities, with Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas among them. Southwest Airlines began offering service and additional non-stop flights in March 2021. Airport users enjoy an easy-to-navigate terminal, short wait times for security screenings, a business lounge, valet parking, and free Wi-Fi access.
The Peak Innovation Park at the airport is the largest master planned development in Colorado Springs, with more than 900 acres of land for office, industrial, retail, hospitality, entertainment, recreation, and residential uses.
The Colorado Springs Airport also offers robust general aviation and corporate aviation assets. Already home to the Colorado Jet Center and Cutter Aviation, more than 500 acres are available for aviation-related development. Fixed and mobile maintenance services are available, as well as for avionics instruments. There is no user fee for on-site U.S. Customs services.
Colorado Springs is only a 75-minute drive from Denver International Airport, one of the largest, busiest airports in the country. Traveling to and from Denver International Airport is easy, with daily shuttles running from Colorado Springs to the airport.
Robust and Reliable Access to Resources
Data centers like Walmart and all businesses benefit from the reliability and affordability of Colorado Springs Utilities. The municipally owned enterprise (does not report to a PUC) provides electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater services. A dedicated team partners with businesses to understand operations and ensure customers gain the most strategic rate structures.