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State and local leaders will meet Nov. 3 in Colorado Springs to discuss jobs. Billed as a “Jobs Renaissance” the goal of the summit is to share concrete ideas on how the state can create new jobs, said Karl Dakin, one of the event organizers and executive director, Sullivan chair...
In May 2011, Mike Kazmierski resigned as president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation. Kazmierski, a blunt-talking former Army colonel, had been at odds with many of the EDC’s supporters and board members. The Great Recession hadn’t made it any easier to persuade businesses to move...
Debbie Balch wanted to expand her home-based marketing research and consulting business but finding the proper office building was a concern. That’s when a discussion with her accountant made the decision an easy one. Turns out the building Balch and her husband, Jeff, were looking at was part of the...
  Falling natural gas prices are taking a toll on La Plata County's budget.   The county was told Tuesday it could lose more than $920,000 in property-tax revenue because of a 25 percent drop in natural gas prices last year.   The assessed value of oil and gas development in the county changes...
Small-business owners are almost always concerned about finances, but they usually have other business challenges that also demand their attention. And they often lack the skills to handle them. Those owners and their companies can greatly benefit from professional consultants who provide expertise in critical areas of business where owners...
El Paso County’s economy has reached a standoff between good and bad forces — and those in the business of making predictions cannot say which will win the showdown.
Editor’s note: The southeastern portion of Colorado Springs has had its challenges economically. The Academy corridor project highlights different ways the city of Colorado Springs can help. But just how and how much should the city be involved? This concludes a two-part series looking at the Academy corridor and...
For the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the 41 companies in the city’s bioscience sector represent both an economic boon and the chance to create a larger industry cluster that will bring high-paying jobs and high-tech expertise to the region. From companies that develop stem-cell assays for research laboratories to...
A fancy baseball stadium could be the major downtown anchor needed to kick revitalization efforts into high gear. But it’s not the only possibility on the drawing board. At the same time the city of Colorado Springs launched a survey to judge community sentiment about moving the Sky Sox minor-league baseball...
By Tatiana Bailey Southern Colorado Economic Forum The state of Colorado stands out as one of the superstars in the otherwise prolonged and anemic recovery. Colorado is ranked No. 4 in the nation in the “State Economic Activity Index” from 2012 to April 2014, according to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve, and...
Numbers can be deceiving, but in the case of human-powered transportation, there’s no question. Bikes mean business. Recently, the city of Colorado Springs, using results from the first part of its PlanCOS community survey, determined that the outdoor lifestyle was one of the main reasons people enjoy living in the...
The Colorado Springs Rising Professionals have decided to break away from the Regional Business Alliance and function as their own independent organization. “It feels like we’ve hit the ceiling with the Business Alliance,” said Rising Professionals Chairman Shawn Gullixson, 33, a branch manager at Vectra Bank. “We were aligned with...