Ent Credit Union plans to build a new service center at 30th Street and West Colorado Avenue that will bring enhanced financial services to businesses and residents on Colorado Springs’ Westside. The new building will be what Ent calls a hub location. The 5,000-square-foot, freestanding building will be significantly larger than Ent’s current 1,700-square-foot “spoke” […]
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Summer’s colorful balloons have landed and festival tents have folded, marking the end of Colorado Springs’ peak tourist season. But many visitors think fall is the best time to come to the Pikes Peak region, and local tourism promotion organizations are stepping up their efforts to bring them here. “With kids back in school, there […]
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Boeing’s 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook shows the demand for pilots is skyrocketing while supply is shrinking — and regional airports are likely to be hardest hit. When Alaska Airlines pulled out of the Springs last November the pilot shortage was to blame, and Colorado Springs Airport is not alone in losing routes and airlines […]
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Colorado’s low unemployment rate has generated more demand for foreign workers in order to fill voids in the workforce. “Oftentimes, the reason [businesses] are hiring foreign workers is because they have looked and searched for an American worker and haven’t been able to find someone interested or qualified,” said Petula McShiras, an immigration attorney with […]
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The El Paso County Fair draws thousands to Calhan daily during its eight-day run; however, the event’s economic impact to the town of less than 800 people is minimal. “There just isn’t much out there, which can make it difficult for a whole lot of economic impact to be had because of the fair,” said […]
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Among military spouses, the unemployment rate is 16 percent — four times the national average. And of those with work, many are settling for part-time jobs when they’d rather work full-time. It’s a familiar problem for women and men married to active duty service members. Deployments and frequent moves mean their career paths are constantly […]
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Business owners or residents are more likely to weather any storm that blows their way if they are insured — and they understand their coverage. “It’s always important to read the fine print when protecting yourself from anything,” said Bobbie Baca, director, property casualty and title, Consumer Services for the Colorado Division of Insurance. There […]
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Last summer, the Manitou Springs Community Library wanted to host the Portal, a videoconferencing program housed in a gold storage container that connected local residents with other communities throughout the world. The library had to defer to the Manitou Art Center, which had to boost its internet service several times to accommodate the Portal. “We […]
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The reason construction workers’ wages keep climbing is basic economics. “It’s a matter of supply and demand,” said George Hess, founder and CEO of Vantage Homes. “If there is one worker, and me and another company want them, they can ask for more pay. It’s a different number if it’s just me wanting them.” Construction […]
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Businesses are realizing they’re not too big or too small or too low-profile to be hit with a cyberattack, and they’re stepping up cybersecurity efforts. But with attacks coming from all directions and changing by the hour, where do you start? Colorado Springs cybersecurity experts weigh in on what you can tackle right now to […]
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National reports of the demise of pre-employment marijuana drug screening may not hold true locally, drug testers say, citing an uptick in business. “I’ve actually had more business since legalization,” said Chuck Marting, owner of Colorado Mobile Drug Testing. “What’s happening now is you have employers who have employees that are coming to them and […]
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Business is hopping for area craft breweries. There are about two dozen active craft breweries in Colorado Springs, according to Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association. “There are 402 active brewery licenses in Colorado — not counting 3.2 percent [alcohol] duplicates — and 25 active in Colorado Springs,” he said in an email. […]
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