El Paso County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Two-Hour Delay on Monday, March 15 Due to Inclement Weather

March 14, 2021 – El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and affiliated agencies will have a two-hour delayed schedule on Monday, March 15, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions in El Paso County. El Paso County offices will open at 10:00 am. The delayed opening applies to non-mission essential personnel. The…

Applications are now open for second round of 2021 Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

February 10, 2021 – The second round of applications for the 2021 Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program is now open. COVID-19 relief funding is available to local businesses through the passage of Senate Bill 20B-001 during the Colorado special session of the legislature in December 2020. The program, funded by the State of…

El Paso County Economic Development Awards $900,000 in Grants to Small Businesses in the Enterprise Zone

El Paso County Economic Development awarded $900,000 in grants, impacting 128 small businesses as part of the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ) Small Business Relief Fund. The goal of the community grant-funded program was to provide financial assistance to small businesses in the Enterprise Zone impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The grants were made…

County Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting the Homestead Tax Exemption and More Funding Allocated for COVID-19 Response

At today’s meeting, County Commissioners voted unanimously to support a resolution sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans. Due to state budget shortfalls, the longstanding Senior and Disabled Homestead Tax Exemption is in trouble of being suspended. There are 27,000 seniors in…

Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone Business Relief Fund Gateway for Community to Support Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Economic Development will begin accepting applications on April 20 for its Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ) Small Business Relief Fund. The community based, grant-funded program provides financial assistance to small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 in the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone. The Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ) Business Relief Fund will help small businesses,…

El Paso County Economic Development Launches Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone Business Relief Fund

Economic Development, in coordination with local economic development partners, is pleased to launch the first community based, grant-funded program aimed at providing financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ). The Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ) Business Relief Fund is an avenue for the community to help small,…