After a slow start, development in the Commercial Aeronautical Zone surrounding Colorado Springs Airport is poised to take off. There’s particular excitement about the prospect of development at Peak Innovation Park, the 900-acre master-planned business park that occupies the south end of the zone, on both sides of Milton Proby Parkway at the entrance to […]
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Former Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder envisions a vibrant commercial hub at the east end of Manitou Avenue. Retail businesses flourish on the ground floors of new buildings, which also encompass office space and apartments. Sidewalks tinted Manitou Rose meander through the area, which is softened by landscaping and public art. Lampposts that mimic historic […]
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In the wake of tragedies such as the Feb. 14 Parkland, Fla., school shooting and the Olympic sexual abuse scandals, numerous organizations are looking within themselves to reaffirm the core values underlying their brands. A wide range of companies, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, L.L. Bean, Walmart and Kroger, halted sales of firearms to customers under […]
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As a minority business owner, Rodney Gullatte Jr. says it’s important for his counterparts to get out of their silos. “I’m the only black person in most places that I do business,” said Gullatte, the owner of Firma IT Solutions and Services. One way he deals with that is to be highly visible in the […]
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Southern Colorado’s first accelerator program launched its initial cohort Jan. 30, boosting novel technologies along with prospects for startups from Colorado and California. Catalyst Accelerator, a defense and national security accelerator based at Catalyst Campus, seeks to advance technologies for the warfighter and guide tech transfer between the government and the commercial market, Catalyst Accelerator […]
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On Monday afternoon, downtown hotelier and entrepreneur Perry Sanders formally abandoned his quest to repurpose Antlers Park as the sports and events center as part of a City for Champions proposal, stating he had found “a better downtown site.” Sanders confirmed the previous site was a last-ditch choice, brought forward because of time constraints. Unless […]
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If an outdoor stadium and indoor events center is built on the site of Antlers Park, the consensus seems to be that it would become an economic driver for downtown Colorado Springs. The question is whether city officials will allow alterations to the park. Colorado Springs City Council met in closed executive session Wednesday with […]
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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 may be inexperienced. Those resources […]
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Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a celebration this time of year recognizing those who are no longer with us. In Colorado Springs, departed people are not the only ones celebrated on this holiday. On Nov. 1, Epicentral Coworking and Peak Startup hosted the third annual Business Wake to mourn the […]
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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 Enterprise Zone Program, an area […]
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Economic growth and increased real estate demand have been common themes in Woodland Park for several years, and local officials say they show no signs of slowing down. Although increased economic prosperity has been welcome in the small mountain town, too much growth in the near future could present a problem due to the city’s […]
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Creating jobs and increasing business opportunities in southeast Colorado Springs is one goal of a bill that is also designed to reduce crime in the area of the city that seems left behind in the current economic renaissance.
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