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EDCC Travels to Colorado Springs for its Inaugural Regional Economic Development Forum

On June 13, representatives from economic development organizations from around the state, elected officials, and local business leaders, will gather at the Pinery at the Hill in Colorado Springs for Economic Development Council of Colorado’s (EDCC) inaugural Regional Economic Development Forum (click for more information and to register), the first in a series of forums scheduled for 2016. Attendees will learn about the attributes and challenges of Park, Teller, El Paso, and Pueblo Counties. The challenges of one community can be very similar to that of another. This is an opportunity for EDCC to come together as a true state-wide organization, meet member groups where they are and gain knowledge of issues, acquire tools and resources to implement in our communities, and ultimately to better Colorado’s economy as a whole.

During this one-day event, attendees will hear specific presentations on broadband accessibility at the local level, challenges that small businesses have with doing business in their community, and training a workforce to meet their future needs. Representatives from Pikes Peak Area Council of Government will reveal its six year Transportation Improvement Plans (TIP). Pueblo Area Council of Government will give a presentation on its Transportation Improvement Plan. Jerry Forte, CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities, will make a presentation on the Southern Delivery System (SDS) project and the important regional relationships and collaboration that made it possible to reach informal and formal agreements that support SDS and other water needs for Southern Colorado. The day will wrap up with presentations on success stories from each county including the City for Champions project in Colorado Springs, the Colorado Training Institute for Public Safety in City of Fountain, the Regional Tourism Act project in Pueblo, and the Teller County Main Street Projects.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Presenting sponsor: Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade