Nearly 200 New Jobs Could Be Coming To Colorado Springs

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Tuesday Colorado Springs city councilors okayed a proposal that could bring two large data centers to the Springs.

The vote was unanimous to give tax breaks as an incentive to Agilent to expand its data center, and Walmart to build a new one.

The two projects would bring millions of dollars and about 180 new jobs to the local economy.

Colorado Springs city councilor Tim Leigh says "Any time you can invest in the community and get the kind of return on the investment that we're going to see with these two community partners, it's a great day for Colorado Springs."

The Springs is one of two cities in contention for the Walmart development.

El Paso county commissioners also have to agree to the deal. They'll vote Thursday.

Also, School District 20 has to sign off on the Walmart proposal before it's final.