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Amazon has announced it will build a massive new order fulfillment center near the Colorado Springs airport, bringing more than a thousand new jobs to the economically distressed southeastern part of the city.

“This is the manifestation of great success for [the] southeast,” said Bob Cope, the city’s economic development manager.

“You're going to have so many jobs here and those people are going to want to… live close to work, others are gonna want to go out to lunch," Cope said.

Along with its new headquarters in Grand Junction, Colorado, the Bureau of Land Management is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to our region. But, there is some confusion on the specifics.

A recent report looking at the best states to work in doesn't show the Mountain West in a particularly good light. Only one state in our region ranked in the top half.

Since the Great Recession, personal income and jobs have grown across the country and throughout our region. But that growth is uneven.

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The economic outlook for Colorado Springs and El Paso County continues to be positive. According to a forecast by Dr. Tatiana Bailey with the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, the gross metropolitan product (GMP) is expected to grow faster than the national GDP by about 1 percent, as it has steadily done for the past few years. 

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A recent report ranks Pueblo as one of the worst cities in the country to live in. The study was done by New York-based 24/7 Wall Street. Results were based on quality of life factors like crime, the economy and education. Out of the 50 cities ranked, Pueblo came in 17th.

Jeff Shaw, President of the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation, says the report leaves a lot to be desired.

Census Data Shows Colorado's Continued Growth

Jan 10, 2017
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New US Census Bureau data shows Colorado's population continues to grow steadily. 

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The Colorado Springs Fire Department is looking for new firefighters. 

The Fire Department plans to hold orientations for those interested in applying, where they'll discuss what the job entails and how to prepare for the interview process.

Job Creation in Southern Colorado the Target of Grant

Mar 15, 2016

A planning grant totaling more than $80,000 was recently awarded to the Southern Colorado Economic Development District for creating jobs in Southern Colorado.