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Turning Dreams into Successful Ventures

Thanks to Colorado Springs’ low business and living costs, innovative atmosphere, and robust economy, it’s easy for professionals to establish roots and launch a successful career or business. Attracting professionals from all backgrounds, Colorado Springs offers employment and business opportunities in high-growth, next-generation industries such as cybersecurity, medical innovation and digital technology. These plentiful opportunities, combined with short commutes, create a very positive experience for residents.

Starting Up & Relocating

Professionals who start up or relocate to the Colorado Springs region will appreciate the ease of doing business in the area. Whether businesses are seeking office space, location assistance, or professional networks, the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC team will ensure that businesses receive confidential and comprehensive support every step of the way.


From historic bungalows close to quaint shops in Old Colorado City, to homes with acreage in the rolling plains east of the city, the region offers a diverse range of housing options to choose from—in one of the most affordable housing markets in the state.

Facts & Figures

Unemployment Rate (April, 2017)
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
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Housing Cost Comparison

Washington, DC$930,517
Los Angeles, CA808,583
Seattle, WA724,688
Boston, MA662,000
Portland, OR540,600
Chicago, IL499,733
Denver, CO492,394
Reno, NV408,645
Las Vegas, NV*375,990
Salt Lake City, UT360,138
Spokane, WA**354,415
Dallas, TX326,766
Albuquerque, NM318,218
Boise, ID317,164
Phoenix, AZ316,523
Raleigh, NC273,522
Source: C2ER - COLI 2nd Quarter 2018; *Source: C2ER - COLI 2017 Annual Average; **Source: C2ER - COLI 1st Quarter 2018
Based on: A newly built home of approximately 2,400 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, dining room, one fireplace, utility room, fully finished basement and attached 2-car garage on 8,000 square foot lot.
Top 20
Metro Areas to Start a Business CNBC 2016
Places for Business & Careers Forbes 2015
Affordable Cities in America Forbes 2015
Top 15
Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers SmartAsset 2016

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