Media Tour Kicks-Off Annual Small Business Saturday – Shop local and shop small not just on Small Business Saturday

November 16, 2021 – This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 27, 2021. The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to bring two days of media tours showcasing small businesses in our region to raise awareness about local businesses and the impact COVID has…

El Paso County Presents 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget

October 6, 2021 – The El Paso County Financial Services Department presented the 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget at the October 4, 2021 Board of County Commissioners meeting. El Paso County provides vital public services such as public health, public safety, and critical infrastructure. The preliminary budget aims to balance the competing needs of offering crucial…

El Paso County announces grant assistance for Chambers of Commerce, Business League and Non-lobbying Organizations

September 27, 2021 – El Paso County is currently accepting applications for its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to help local businesses and nonprofits recover from the economic hardships experienced by COVID-19. El Paso County dedicated ARPA recovery dollars to this initiative to enhance long-term, sustainable recovery in the region. The funding will provide…

El Paso County awards $10,381,441 to small businesses and nonprofits in second round of Regional Business Relief Fund grants

August 23, 2021 – El Paso County’s Economic Development Department awarded $10,381,441 in grants to 627 local small businesses and nonprofits as part of the second round of El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund grants. The program was initiated to provide tangible assistance to local businesses and nonprofits as they transition from relief to…

Emergency rental assistance available to El Paso County residents impacted by COVID-19

El Paso County, CO, July 19, 2021 – El Paso County residents can apply for rental assistance through the state-run Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). El Paso County partnered with the Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) to administer the program. The program provides assistance with rent and rental arrears to eligible tenants and landlords who…

El Paso County Awarded Four 2021 NACo Achievement Awards

July 14, 2021 – El Paso County Commissioners and staff were in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference this week. Part of the conference festivities included an awards ceremony on July 11 for the 2021 NACo Achievement Awards, where El Paso County took home awards in four different categories. The following…

El Paso County Allocates American Rescue Plan Act Funds for Second Round of Small Business and Nonprofit Grants

June 29, 2021 – El Paso County continues its commitment to the long-term recovery of local small businesses and nonprofits with the allocation of American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds for the second round of Regional Business Relief Fund grants. The Regional Business Relief Fund will provide tangible assistance to local businesses and nonprofits as…

El Paso County Offices Closed Monday for Memorial Day

May 27, 2021 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. The closure includes the following: El Paso County Public Trustee Pikes Peak Workforce Center CSU Extension Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Office of the 4th…