Published on November 17, 2023

Mayor Yemi Mobolade announced today that Jessie Kimber will be the Economic Development Officer for the City of Colorado Springs. She begins on Jan. 2.

Jessie is currently the vice president of defense development at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC and previously served the City as special assistant to former Mayor John Suthers.

“Jessie is a dynamic leader who brings extensive leadership experience to the role, including more than 20 years of service in the US Navy where she held various command, executive, and operational leadership roles,” said Mayor Yemi. “We are thrilled to have Jessie back on board the City team and look forward to her accomplishing great things in our strategic priority area of economic vitality.

A graduate of the College of Naval Warfare, U.S. Marine Corps University and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Kimber served in the U.S. Navy for 24 years.

“I am excited to rejoin the City of Colorado Springs and work closely with our business community, including our amazing small businesses, to help foster a vibrant economy that benefits all residents,” said Kimber.

The City’s Economic Development Division, formerly led by Bob Cope, plays a crucial role in fostering economic growth and vitality within the city. It works collaboratively with businesses, organizations, and community stakeholders to attract new businesses, expand existing ones, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and job seekers.

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