The president of the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. has a big problem. Mike Kazmierski says he is having a tough time selling Colorado Springs to new employers because of the town's anti-gay image.
A Denver Post columnist reports:
"As they travel nationally trying to attract new industry, the question comes up all the time," said Jay Patel, a member of the Diversity Forum along with Kazmierski. "They are constantly having to apologize and try to rectify that perceived image."
Up to this point, Lawrence has been blessed with a positive image. We're seen as open and welcoming to a wide range of people. That has to help job growth and bring skilled and creative people to town.
I wonder what would happen if the city suddenly starts taking a turn to the right and voting against fair laws for lesbians and gays?
PHOTO: A look at Colorado Springs downtown. Pike's Peak might not be the only mountain confronting local folks as they seek to draw in new business.