In El Paso County, Colorado, we take a holistic approach to economic development. Our office is uniquely tasked with serving an ever-growing region with ever-changing needs. We navigate our dynamic economic landscape with a focused approach, by offering diverse incentives for businesses and leveraging federal and state resources for housing and community development. Our goal is to assist in creating a robust, diversified, and equitable economic ecosystem. To learn more about our work, view the sections below.

Crystal LaTier

Executive Director

Crystal LaTier




Economic Development Department

9 E. Vermijo Ave

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Project Manager

Natasha North


Project Coordinator

Lauren Johnson-LeGrand


Business Incentives Analyst

Katie Plutz


Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone Administrator

Sara Lobato


Community Development Analyst

Luke Houser


Housing Analyst

Randi Davis


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Visit our Business Incentives page to explore business loans, tax credits, and financing opportunities for small and large businesses in the Pikes Peak Region.

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Visit our Community Initiatives page to learn about federal grants, contribution projects, and private activity bond programs which benefit El Paso County residents, nonprofits, and local organizations.

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Visit our Housing page for information about affordable housing, financial assistance, and resources that support local homeowners and developers.

Event Highlights

Eastern El Paso County Small Business Event

On August 24, Economic Development hosted a free event in Falcon, Colorado for small business owners in Eastern El Paso County.

Crystal LaTier and Natasha North presented the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone and Business Loan Fund programs on behalf of the County. Mark Bittle from the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and Becky Fuller from the Colorado Enterprise Fund facilitated a Q&A session and provided vital resources to support small businesses.

Special thanks to our community partners and local small businesses who enrich our region!

Our Work in Action

Preview the featured program highlights from 2023.

Newly approved Enterprise Zone areas in northern El Paso County will further incentivize business development, expansion, and revitalization.

The Community Development Block Grant program helps ensure sidewalk accessibility for Fountain residents.

Paloma Gardens will provide 80 new apartments to income-qualifying seniors thanks to Volunteers of America and the El Paso County Housing Authority.

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Department Accomplishments

Read the infographics below to learn about the positive impact of our programs in 2022.

Helping local businesses thrive through diverse incentive programs.

Removing barriers for low-income residents through grants and connecting Colorado taxpayers with nonprofits through contribution projects.

Supporting local housing initiatives through housing trust fund loans, private activity bonds, and down payment assistance for families.

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