Local manufacturers want to make Colorado Springs a manufacturing hub, and they’re collaborating on major contracts to make it happen. Instead of competing individually and settling for small contracts, a handful of Springs companies are working together on selected projects to attract larger customers that have previously been out of...
Ent Credit Union executive Rich Scholes knows firsthand how quickly new technology can make a difference, and he says the banking industry is working hard to keep up with an ever-changing world.
Carolyn Fox is proud of the newest building on the UCCS campus, and not just because she calls the Ent Center for the Arts “a piece of artwork in itself.” Fox touts the acoustics of the five performance venues, the continuous lobby that offers views of Pikes Peak, and the stylish exterior. As the UCCS […]
Creating a startup company is a little like leaving the path on a hike and breaking new trail through the woods, said Erik Boles, the founder and CEO of Gearmunk. Boles, who has initiated five startups in the last 20 years, said it’s not for the faint of heart. “You’re venturing into the unknown. There’s […]
Startup companies are often a work in progress, a fact well known to longtime entrepreneur Jan Horsfall. So he wasn’t surprised that the company he has now, Maxletics, actually began as something different. Maxletics, which Horsfall calls “a new breed of sports marketing agency,” connects companies with Olympians and Olympic-hopefuls who extol the virtues of […]
Arts advocates locally and nationally frequently point to the economic, social and community benefits that come to cities where the arts thrive. Economic analyses, such as that recently commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), have quantified the impact of the arts. “We recognize that a lively arts community contributes significantly […]
By Jeanne Davant The Westside Avenue Action Plan is going to be a dream come true for Westside businesses along the Manitou-Colorado Avenue corridor. The project envisions a smooth ribbon of pavement with two lanes of traffic, a center turn lane, bike lanes, sidewalks, buried utilities, new lighting and landscaping that will attract more visitors […]
Call it natural progression. When a city grows in one direction and newer housing takes root, businesses soon follow. Older neighborhoods often see the departure of businesses that seek greener pastures and higher-income residential areas. It’s a city’s version of Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory often referred to as survival of the fittest. It’s also part […]
As of the second week in August, El Paso County’s available housing supply in the $150,000 to $200,000 range amounted to a half-month’s inventory, specifically 46 listings. That range qualifies as affordable housing, according to RE/MAX commercial broker Donna Major. While the economy has seen steady improvement since the last recession, the thriving real estate […]
Woodland Park, the scenic mountain town just a short drive up Ute Pass from Colorado Springs, is thriving in many ways — but also faces a host of challenges. Many of those challenges are unique even for a Colorado mountain town, primarily because U.S. Highway 24 winds smack through the middle of the city. “We’re […]
Mike League is president and CEO of 5Star Bank, one of the few locally owned and operated banks in Colorado Springs. But 5Star could’ve been sold to an out-of-town buyer in 2015. “If I hadn’t been able to raise $12 million in capital two years ago, there were many — both in-state and out-of-state — […]