The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation
In Celebration of New Companies and Local Expansions 2004
Quality Jobs for a Quality Community
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EDC VISION EDC MISSION 2004 RESULTS
The Greater Colorado Springs To sustain and improve the Over the next five years, 14
Economic Development quality of life in the Greater EDC-assisted companies will
Corporation is a recognized Colorado Springs area by generate 2,038 jobs with
and respected source of helping to meet community average salaries of $52,400;
leadership and achievement demand for the number, 79% in target sectors. Positive
in the creation and diversification and average economic news continues with
maintenance of a sustained income of primary jobs that expansion announcements
healthy economy which are needed to support the from 8 additional companies
contributes to a superior population and the tax base. representing hundreds of jobs
quality of life for citizens of and millions of dollars in local
Colorado Springs. investment.
EDC is a privately funded, non-profit organization.
ACE HARDWARE CORPORATION BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY, LTD.
Ace Hardware Corporation first located a
500,000 square foot distribution center in Barrios Technology, Ltd., opened an office in
Colorado Springs in February 1996. In 2003, Ace Colorado Springs in October 2004 and will grow
Hardware was evaluating their 15 distribution to 10 employees within a year. With locations in
facilities across the country to determine where it Texas and Alabama, this 20-year old
made the most sense to expand operations. In woman-owned company supports NASA in its
March 2004, Ace Hardware announced an space shuttle and space station operations and is
expansion plan of 225,000 new square feet to be planning to become more involved in the military
added to the east side of their Colorado Springs space support area.
facility. Locally, Ace Hardware employs 225.
Mr. Rick Bruhn, General Manager - Western Region
Mrs. Diane Bruhn Ms. Karen Saltsman
Mr. Paul Ziemba, Facility Manager Director of Business Development
Mrs. Janet Ziemba
5520 Astrozon Boulevard • Colorado Springs, CO 80916 3595 Fountain Boulevard • Colorado Springs, CO 80910
CALIFORNIA STATE CARECORE NATIONAL, LLC
After looking at over 60 cities, and narrowing Headquartered in New York, CareCore National,
down the choices to Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and LLC, will open a medical support call center in
Colorado Springs, California State Automobile Colorado Springs in January 2005. CareCore
Association (CSAA) decided in April 2004 that works with employers, radiologists and healthcare
Colorado Springs was the location for their claims plans to provide patients high quality and clinical-
processing center. CSAA is the third largest AAA ly appropriate radiology-related diagnostic care.
Club, servicing nearly 4 million members in The company services over 22 million customers
Northern California, Nevada and Utah. California nationwide. CareCore plans to hire 100 employees
State Automobile Association plans to have 500 in their new Colorado Springs location.
employees in Colorado Springs by the end of 2007.
Mr. Robert E. Valliere, Regional Claims Director
Ms. Sharon Fergot, Litigation Manager Ms. Mary Smith, Manager of Clinical and Operations
Ms. Kris Richardson, CR Manager Ms. Barbara Gossett, Human Resources
Mr. Les Higgins, Casualty Manager
Ms. Sally Haagenson, HR Manager
5775 Mark Dabling Boulevard • Colorado Springs, CO 80919 1125 Kelly Johnson Boulevard • Colorado Springs, CO 80920
COMPUTER GENERATED CONFIGURESOFT, INC.
The New York based company Computer EDC assisted ConfigureSoft, Inc., with locating in
Generated Solutions, Inc., acquired a technical Woodland Park in November 1999 with plans to
support contract in March 2004 for a Colorado eventually move to Colorado Springs. With 105
Springs company. CGS was able to hire many of employees in February 2004, ConfigureSoft, Inc.,
the existing technical support employees who decided it was time to relocate their office to
otherwise would have lost their positions with the Colorado Springs in order to take advantage of a
contract change. Employment for Computer larger workforce pool. ConfigureSoft, Inc., is
Generated Solutions is estimated at 360 new jobs engaged in the development and sales of systems
by the end of 2006. management software. The company plans to
have 300 employees by 2009.
Mr. John Coroneos, Site Director
Mr. Joe DeRiggi, Service Delivery Manager, After Hours Ms. Beverly Infante
Mr. Mitch McDonald, Service Delivery Manager, Dow, Dow - Facilities
FDA Chris Sutton, Service Delivery Manager, Agilent
Director, Human Resources
Mr. Ken Westberg, Service Delivery Manager, Bearing Point,
Burlington, On-Semi, and USG
305 Rockrimmon Boulevard • Colorado Springs, CO 80919 4390 ArrowsWest Drive • Colorado Springs, CO 80907
EFT SOURCE, INC. EMPIRICAL TESTING CORP.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, EFT Empirical Testing Corp. relocated from
Source, Inc., opened a second location in Colorado Broadview Heights, Ohio to Colorado Springs in
Springs in June 2004. This location serves as the September 2004. The company prides itself on
disaster recovery location as well as a second professional and accurate testing of medical
production site. The company imprints and devices, including spinal implants and other
encodes Visa and MasterCard debit/credit cards. orthopedic devices. Empirical Testing Corp.
EFT plans to have approximately 50 employees by plans to have 8 employees by the end of 2006.
the end of 2009.
Mrs. Dawn Lissy
Mr. Eli Shayotovich, Plant Manager Mr. Christopher Lissy
Mrs. Frances Shayotovich, Customer Service Manager Ms. Catherine Botson
Ms. Jessica Davis
2815 Janitell Road • Colorado Springs, CO 80906 4628 Northpark Drive • Colorado Springs, CO 80918
FEDEX GROUND FOCUS PUBLICATIONS
FedEx Ground is relocating its local facilities Focus Publications is the premier provider of
from the Airport Business Center to Fountain marketing tools and support to title insurance,
Boulevard and Powers Boulevard. Scheduled to mortgage lending & real estate professionals.
open in September 2006, the new 54,000 square Created in 1996, the company responded to a
foot terminal will house operations for FedEx need for marketing tools that put real estate
Ground and its residential-only ground delivery professionals in front of their clients consistently,
service, FedEx Home Delivery. The two operations in an informed, professional format. Focus
currently have 43 employees and 35 contractors Publications located in Colorado Springs from San
and plan to add 12 new positions by the end of Diego, CA in June 2004, plans to have 15
2006. employees by the end of 2005.
Mr. Darrell Barton, Senior Manager Mr. Howard Voyles, Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Melanie Barton Ms. Teresa McBratney, Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Trent Linville, Operations Manager Mr. Shane Hoalst, Technical & Creative Director
Mrs. Sherri Linville Ms. Janna Kasza, Marketing Director
2520 Aviation Way, Suite P • Colorado Springs, CO 80916 2630 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Suite 202 • Colorado Springs, CO 80906
PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE PROVIDENT PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC
Colorado Springs was pleased to learn in June Provident Pharmaceuticals, LLC, is a start up
2004 that Progressive Insurance decided to locate pharmaceutical company that will be opening
a new data center and information technology operations in Colorado Springs by January 2005.
group at their existing campus in Northgate. Provident manufactures a variety of solid and
Additional facilities will be constructed to house oral dose prescription and over-the-counter
these new operations. This decision adds 374 new products. The company will also have an in-house
jobs over the next couple of years, many of which laboratory to conduct extensive testing on all
are information technology and software support products. The company plans to add 15-20 new
positions. jobs to the Colorado Springs community by the
end of 2005.
Mr. Jim Boland, Call Center Manager Mr. Brian Crook, DVM, President
Ms. Barbara Cope, IT Manager Mrs. Kathy Crook, Administrative Services Manager
Mr. Scott DiFranco, Direct Sales Manager Ms. Katelin Crook
Mr. John Haas, Site Director Mr. Larry Boos, Ph.D., Director of Regulatory
12710 Voyager Parkway • Colorado Springs, CO 80921 4831 Centennial Boulevard • Colorado Springs, CO 80919
SHARENE SPORTSWEAR, INC. WESTWOOD COLLEGE ONLINE -
Sharene Sportswear, Inc., relocated their Westwood College Online - Colorado Springs
headquarters and manufacturing facility to opened a recruiting center in mid-November 2004,
Colorado Springs in March 2004 from San Diego, providing services to help adults pursue online
California. The company designs and education opportunities for a fast track,
manufacturers high quality figure skating career-focused education in a variety of fields.
apparel. Sharene Sportswear, Inc., plans to have Westwood Online's recruiting center will help
15 employees by the end of 2005. facilitate inbound calls from prospective students.
The Colorado Springs operation will employ 125
people by the end of 2005 with plans for
Mr. Norman Owen, President
Mrs. Muriel Owen, Secretary Mr. Lane Sanders, Senior Director of Admissions
Mrs. Sharene Eble, Chief Financial Officer Ms. Karen Craig, Operations Manager
Mr. Jeff Eble, National Sales Manager
1414 South Tejon Street • Colorado Springs, CO 80903 12320 Oracle Boulevard • Colorado Springs, CO 80921
CHECKS UNLIMITED CURRENT USA, INC.
Checks Unlimited announced plans to hire an After acquiring a Longmont firm, Current USA,
additional 100 employees in Colorado Springs in Inc., announced plans to add 100 new jobs to their
April 2004. The additional employment Colorado Springs location in September 2004.
opportunities are attributed to work coming from Current USA, Inc., products now include
an Alabama plant that was shut down during the stationery, gift wrap, cards, gifts, address and
summer of 2004. Checks Unlimited has a product specialty labels, checks, apparel, home decor and
line that includes address labels, business cards, home office products through their catalogs and
checkbook covers, checks and identity theft website.
Mr. Gary Klonowski, President Mr. Dave Humbert, President
8245 North Union Boulevard • Colorado Springs, CO 80920 1005 East Woodmen Road • Colorado Springs, CO 80920
DALSA COLORADO SPRINGS, INC. DIRECTED ENERGY SOLUTIONS
DALSA Life Sciences relocated their research, Directed Energy Solutions recently announced
development and manufacturing operations to that it would like to have 70 employees by the end
Colorado Springs in March 2004. Moving from of 2006, up from their current 23. With half of
Arizona, DALSA Life Sciences joined sister division their employees holding doctorates in physics or
DALSA Colorado Springs to become a single chemistry, Directed Energy Solutions has been
division of DALSA Corporation, DALSA Colorado cited as one of the 500 Fastest Growing Private
Springs, Inc. The company manufactures Companies in the US by Inc. Magazine. Directed
digital cameras for the medical and aerospace Energy Solutions is currently working on a
industries. This project represents 25 new contract developing a new laser for the aerospace
positions in Colorado Springs. industry.
Dr. David Neumann,
Ms. Michele Hockemeyer President and Chief Executive Officer
VFM Controller Mrs. Diane Neumann
4820 Centennial Boulevard • Colorado Springs, CO 80919 14230 Timberedge Lane • Colorado Springs, CO 80921
INTEL CORPORATION NAVSYS CORPORATION
In July 2004, Intel announced plans for several Global positioning systems company NAVSYS
hundred new jobs and over $400 million in new Corporation announced in November 2004 that
investment in Colorado Springs, completing the they plan to hire 40 more engineers over the next
half-vacant plant on Garden of the Gods Road to year, expanding their workforce by two-thirds.
increase their chip manufacturing capacity. The NAVSYS Corporation, founded in 1986, develops
local plant competed against other Intel facilities GPS systems for both government and commercial
for this new expansion project. Intel cited the clients. The company has also recently been
superb performance of its workforce that made named one of the fastest growing technology
the local plant globally competitive during very companies in Colorado by Deloitte & Touche USA.
challenging times. Intel currently has 796
employees in Colorado Springs.
Mr. Dennis Emerson, Materials Manager Dr. Alison K. Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Susan Emerson Mr. Bob Todd, Chief Financial Officer
1575 Garden of the Gods Road • Colorado Springs, CO 80907 14960 Woodcarver Road • Colorado Springs, CO 80921
SPRINGS FABRICATION USAA
United Services Automobile Association
A custom engineered metal fabricator in USAA announced that they would add an
Colorado Springs, Springs Fabrication has varied additional 125 jobs to their Colorado Springs
products ranging from small job shop oriented policy service and claims staff. The extra
metal fabrication, welding and machining to large employment opportunities come from the rapid
ASME pressure vessels and complete turn key growth in the Western U.S. territory which includes
skidded systems. Starting as a two man operation Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
18 years ago, Springs Fabrication has grown to Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington
approximately 100 employees and has taken on and Wyoming. The positions include adjusters,
some very challenging projects over the years with examiners and managers for auto and
great success. homeowner’s insurance policies. USAA currently
has over 1,200 employees.
Mr. Tom Neppl, Owner
Mrs. Lorrie Neppl, Owner Mr. Vic Andrews, Vice President & General Manager
Ms. Belinda Popovich, Director of Business Development
850 Aeroplaza Drive • Colorado Springs, CO 80916 1855 Telstar Drive• Colorado Springs, CO 80920
The United States Olympic Committee
EDC is honoring the USOC for the outstanding performance of their athletes during the 2004
Olympics held this past summer in Greece. The United States team was first in total medals won with
103, first in gold medals with 35, and also received 39 silver, and 29 bronze medals. The entire
country was proud of the USOC’s accomplishments during the Olympics, and we in Colorado Springs
are proud that the USOC calls our city home. The USOC, the Olympic Training Center and
the National Governing Bodies located in Colorado Springs, create a world-renowned marketing
brand for our city. This outstanding branding helps EDC in discussions with prospects thinking of
moving into the Colorado Springs area. Thank you to the USOC for helping make the job of selling
Colorado Springs to prospective companies easier and for what you mean to our community.
Mr. Jim Scherr, Chief Executive Officer & Secretary General
Mr. Early Reese, Chief Financial Officer
One Olympic Plaza • Colorado Springs, CO 80909
EDC Board of Directors / Staff /
EDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS / STAFF /
EDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS / STAFF /
Reception Host Committee
RECEPTION HOST COMMITTEE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS O
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS 2004 EDC STAFF RECEPTION
Chairman Donald R. Sall Tom Mullen, Chairman Emeritus Mary Bitney, Researcher
William K. Hurt
Vice Chairman Gen. John G. Lorber Lieutenant General Joseph R. Inge Julie Boswell, Vice President
(Ret), USAF The Honorable Chuck Brown Development and Communications
Ralph A. Braden Councilman Jerry Heimlicher John Cassiani, Marketing
Lee Jolivet, Esq. Thomas Naughton Executive Vice President
Wendy Henry Joseph Garcia Deborah Courtney-Bertha,
Christine Fullen, CRP
George Kreigler, III Phillip Tollefson Director, Research & Publications
Ellen J. Lary Dr. Norm Ridder Tammy Fields, Marketing Associate
Beth Lee Dr. Jeremy Haefner Barbara Hermansen, Receptionist/
Laura P. McGuire David Palenchar Administrative Assistant to COO
Steven R. Schneider, Terry Storm Kathleen Johnson,
CPCU Frank Barber Marketing Associate
Steve Sharkey Mike Kazmierski,
Scott Smith Chief Operating Officer
Douglas M. Stimple Karen Klein, Executive Assistant
Carol Sturman Jamie Krall, Coordinator
Jennifer McHugh Romero
Jerry Weaver Development and Communications
President Robert K. Scott Andrea Scott, Database/Systems
Robert K. Scott, President
EDC MAJOR INVESTORS
Acordia Mountain West, Inc. Holland & Hart LLP Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS
Adelphia Communications Holme Roberts & Owen LLP Poag & McEwen Lifestyle Centers
EDC MAJOR INVESTORS
American National Bank Housing & Building Association of Prudential Professional Realtors
Auer Colorado Online Mortgage Colorado Springs Quantum Corporation
Beazer Homes Colorado Intel Corporation RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
Bethesda Real Estate John Laing Homes Richmond American Homes of Colorado, Inc.
BKD, LLP Keller Homes, Inc. Rusinak Real Estate, Inc.
The Broadmoor La Plata Investments, LLC S & S Homes, LLC
Bryan Construction Inc. Land Title Guarantee Company Schuck Corporation
The Campbell Companies, Ltd. Lennar Communities Colorado Springs Ranch L.L.C.
Classic Companies Lennar/U.S. Home Stockman Kast Ryan + Company, LLP
CreekStone Homes, Inc. MasterBilt Homes, Inc. U.S. Bank
El Paso Corporation Western Pipelines Memorial Hospital Van Gilder Insurance Corporation
Ent Federal Credit Union Merrick & Company Vantage Homes
ERA Shields Real Estate Mulliken Weiner Karsh Berg & Jolivet, P.C. Vectra Bank Colorado
First Community Bank Nichols & Comito / Vintage Communities
G.E. Johnson Construction Company Premier Homes by L.L. Nichols Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
The Gazette Nor'wood Development Group
Gloriod & Associates, Inc. and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
Relocation Solutions Picolan, Inc.
A. Marvin Strait, CPA Cameron Butcher Company Don Bates Insurance JR Engineering, LLC
Ackerman McQueen Case International Company Dunn & Associates, Inc. Kaiser Permanente
Acorn Petroleum Inc. Charlie Brown's Goodtime Travel Inc Dwire CO Kempton Construction L.L.C.
ADD STAFF, Inc. Cheyenne Management Services, Inc. Dynalectric Company KILO, FM 94.3
Allegra Print & Imaging Cheyenne Mountain Resort Empire Title of Colorado Springs King Soopers, Inc.
Allure Homes, Ltd. The Christian and Missionary Alliance Equity Realty LLC KKTV Channel 11
American Bank of Commerce - The Citadel Erickson, Brown & Kloster, P.C. Kleinfelder, Inc.
Colorado Citadel Bank Fenton Plumbing & Heating, Inc. KOAA-TV, Channels 5 and 30
American Electric Company City of Fountain Fidelity Holdings, Inc. Lane Sales, Inc.
Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs Colomex, Inc. DBA Taco Bell First Business Brokers, Ltd. The Law Office of Thomas M. James, P.C.
Apollo Park Executive Suites Colorado Architecture Partnership, LLP FirstBank of Colorado Springs Lawn Doctor of Colorado Springs
Aquila Colorado College Frazee Construction Company The London Group
Art C. Klein Construction, Inc. Colorado Machinery Gendron Homes, Inc. Mallon Development Company
AT&T Wireless Services Colorado Technical University General Growth Properties, Inc. Marge Milne Agency, Inc.
Atmel Corporation Commonwealth Land Title Gerald H. Phipps, Inc. Mason Properties, Inc.
Bank One NA Insurance Company Graebel Movers of Colorado Springs McCormick-Armstrong
Barrios Technology, LTD. Compass Bank Griffis/Blessing, Inc. McGinnis/GMAC Real Estate
Beckett Development, LLP Contrarian Investors LLC Grubb & Ellis||Quantum Midas Auto Service Experts
Bee Sweepin The Copestone Company Commercial Group Momentum Advertising and
Better Business Bureau Craddock Development Company, Inc. GTL Development Inc. Public Relations
BiggsKofford, P.C. CTL/Thompson, Inc. HB&A, LLC Mountain States Employers Council, Inc.
The Boeing Company Cushman & Wakefield Heartview Homes, Inc. Mountain States Pipe & Supply Co., Inc.
Brigette Ruskin Ltd. Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado, Inc. Hoff & Leigh, Inc. Mountain View Electric Association
Broadway Moving & Storage David Bamberger & Associates Homewood Suites by Hilton N.E.S. Inc
C & C Sand and Stone Co. DLR Group Incentive Marketing Inc. NAI Highland Commercial Group, LLC
NAPA Auto Parts Prime West Companies Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP Transit Mix Concrete Co.
Nearon-Doyas Properties, LLC Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rutledge's Unified Title Company, Inc.
New Generation Homes Proforma Land Development and Salzman Real Estate Services, Ltd. University of Colorado Foundation
Next Level Development, Inc. Construction, Inc. Sandia, Inc. USAA
Nunn Construction, Inc. Pueblo Bank & Trust Co. Schmidt Construction Company Van Sant Group
Oakwood Corporate Housing Pulte Homes Corporation - Sellon Communities Inc. Village Associates
OfficeScapes Colorado Springs The Semmens Group LLC Visual Latitude
Olive Real Estate Group, Inc. Qwest Six & Geving Insurance Wachovia Small Business Capital
Olson Plumbing & Heating Co. R.E. Monks Construction Company LLC Soaring Eagles Orchards, Inc. Wasson Properties, Inc.
Overhead Door Company of Radisson Inn North Sparks Willson Borges Brandt & Waste Management of Southern Colorado
Colorado Springs, Inc. Rampart Plumbing & Heating Supply Inc. Johnson, P.C. - Colorado Springs
Peak Professional Contractors, Inc. Rancho Coachella Properties The Spires Broadmoor Wells & West, Inc
Peoples National Bank Randy R. Kilgore & Company SRC Computers, Inc. West Electric Group
The Personnel Department, Inc. Realtors Commercial & Industrial Society Standard Sales Company Westerra Development Co.
Picture It Framed Red Noland Cadillac, Inc. Stewart Title of Colorado Springs Westwind Homes, Inc.
Pikes Peak Regional Rexel Electric Company Stresscon Corporation Winslow BMW
Development Corporation Rice & Rice, Inc. Stuart Scott, Ltd. Woodford Manufacturing
PRACO, Ltd. RMC Corporation Team Chevrolet, Inc. Wynne Realty, Ltd
Precision Electric, Inc. Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. TQ3Navigant Zephyr Development LLC
Economic Development Partners
Contributing to Success in 2004
City of Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Utilities Colorado College
107 North Nevada Avenue, Suite 200 Post Office Box 1103 Office of External Relations
Box 1575 Mail Code 1541 Mail Code 1025 14 East Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1575 Colorado Springs, CO 80947-1025 Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3298
719-385-5855 / 719-385-5489 FAX 719-668-4800 / 719-668-8020 FAX 719-389-6000 / 719-389-6256 FAX
Pikes Peak Workforce Center Office of International Affairs El Paso County Enterprise Zone
2306 East Pikes Peak Avenue Two North Cascade Avenue, Suite 110 27 East Vermijo Avenue, 5th Floor
Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1620 Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-667-3715 / 719-667-3753 FAX 719-575-4314 / 719-481-5767 FAX 719-520-6480 / 719-520-6486 FAX
Greater Colorado Springs Chamber Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Office of Economic
of Commerce 5675 South Academy Boulevard, Box 6 Development & International Trade
Two North Cascade Avenue, Suite 110 Business Faculty/Workforce 100 West Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1620 Training Room A216 Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-635-1551 / 719-635-1571 FAX Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-227-1699 / 719-227-1954 FAX
719-540-7202 / 719-540-7193 FAX
The Greater Colorado Springs
Economic Development Corporation
90 South Cascade Avenue, Suite 1050
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
www.coloradosprings.org • email@example.com
For additional information on EDC mission activities, please
contact the following at 719-471-8183 or:
EDC Investments: Julie Boswell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
New Company Support: John Cassiani (email@example.com)
Community Infrastructure: Mike Kazmierski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Existing Company Support: Rocky Scott (email@example.com)
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