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 those that manufacture tiny devices […]
Neumann Systems Group is attempting to bounce back from a year of bad publicity and political wrangling about the company’s contract with Colorado Springs Utilities. The Springs company has submitted a proposal for an $18.75 million grant to the Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory for a carbon capture technology that will […]
Colorado Springs’ biggest economic drivers come with a serious problem: None of the city’s top three industries actually must be here to be successful. The military, tourism and higher education bring in the most money to the Springs, with the military providing one-third of the city’s $27 billion gross domestic product. “That money all is […]
Within the military-style organizational chart that describes the new Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, a group of volunteer foot-soldiers is deploying to small businesses. They are conducting interviews, hosting educational forums and networking. They were known as ambassadors in the old Chamber of Commerce model. They had launched Chamber University and Chamber Connect and hosted […]
Local banks have teamed with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and other community partners to offer $10,000 loans to small businesses that were affected by last summer’s Waldo Canyon fire. The loan amount is up to $10,000 at zero interest for 12 months and then 12 percent thereafter. There is no loan fee and […]
Mike Jorgensen is everywhere these days — playing jazz guitar at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, serving on the boards of three nonprofit groups, and heading up the board for the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. He’s about to get even busier — Jorgensen’s just been named chairman of the board for the Colorado Springs Regional […]
A coalition of local business, community leaders and elected officials are trying to secure a $19.8 million appropriation to federal legislation that provides disaster assistance related to Hurricane Sandy and Fort Collins High Park fire. They say the money is sorely needed to aid with lingering Waldo Canyon fire recovery efforts. Organizations included in the local effort include the Colorado Springs […]
The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance has added three people to its staff of 16. Andrew Merritt is the Alliance’s new chief defense industry officer. He replaces Brian Binn, who was vice president of military affairs at the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and now works at the Air Force Academy. John Wilson will […]
Creating regional partnerships could mean the difference between losing jobs and successful economic policy.
Colorado Springs’ main economic development organization has a new name, new logo and new direction.