Find Your COS
The challenge to attract skilled talent to match a local market’s industry needs is not unique to our region. All thriving local economies are competing for talent. Our initiatives will support our region’s businesses and increase community competitiveness. The more connected talent feels within their company, industry, and community, the more likely they are to build their professional and personal lives here, providing employers with skilled and committed talent.
In 2022, the Chamber & EDC launched Find Your COS (pronounced “cause”) 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 includes a suite of programs to help various talent sectors engage with key industries and the local community, helping them broaden both careers and personal lives here.
We’re proud to share our first two initiatives:
Hello Colorado Springs, a wraparound program to encourage young professionals to fall in love with both their company and the Pikes Peak region. The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC has partnered with Colorado College to provide the cohort with safe, affordable housing in downtown Colorado Springs.
Connect Colorado Springs, a concierge program available to Chamber & EDC member businesses to help them sell the region to potential, new-to-market candidates. A local volunteer will be matched to the candidate based on like interests and demographics to share relocation tips, neighborhood information, childcare options, recreation ideas, and possibly an in-person tour catered to their specific questions and needs. Wraparound services will include helping the candidates find their people based on common interests, such as activities, faith community, and so forth.