Thanks are owed to Justin Holman for bringing up a hard truth that needs to be confronted by our city leadership.
Holman is the president and chief executive officer of Aftermarket Analytics, a local company that helps automotive businesses use technology to operate more efficiently. And this week Holman told Mayor Nick Gradisar and Pueblo City Council members that local efforts to recruit more tech companies like his are ineffective.
Holman said the Pueblo Economic Development Corp. focuses its efforts on businesses that plan to make major capital investments in the city. That doesn’t necessarily apply to tech companies, particularly those that are just getting started.