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Sunday, January 21, 2018
City Councilman Tim Leigh has a lot of ideas. Some are wild — like getting Colorado Springs Utilities to build kayaking rapids in Fountain Creek. Some are big — like building a downtown, Olympic-themed sports arena. And some are just plain unconventional — like using money from the lease for Memorial hospital’s assets to pay […]
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Mayor Steve Bach will host his first town hall meeting to discuss his vision for downtown Colorado Springs and upcoming downtown events and festivals tonight. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Public Library at 20 N. Cascade Ave. The mayor’s chief of economic development, Steve Cox, will […]
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Colorado Springs defense contractor TechWise is moving its headquarters to downtown Colorado Springs.
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The Colorado Springs economy will continue to grow in 2014, but don’t expect anything spectacular. That’s the synopsis from UCCS economist Tom Zwirlein, who presented an analysis about the Pikes Peak region during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum on Thursday. “We’re better off than we were a year ago. We’re growing, slowly but […]
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“Every economic activity has an impact,” UCCS economics professor Fred Crowley once noted. The difficulty, continued Crowley, is in calculating the precise impact of a given economic activity. A recent get-together of politicians, senior military officers and aerospace executives at the Space Foundation focused on the local economic impacts of military installations and defense contractors. […]
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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.
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At its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 28, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority board approved the Copper Ridge Redevelopment Plan on a narrow 5-3 vote. Of the nine active urban renewal projects approved by CSURA, Copper Ridge is easily the most controversial. City Council originally approved the plan in 2010, but deferred action on […]
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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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Colorado Springs tied with Bridgeport, Conn., for the ninth small city to “make it rich in,” according to CreditDonkey.com. Springs listed ninth thanks to its percentage of high income people (8.9 percent), it’s gross domestic product growth (11. 5 percent) and the 197 patents filed by city residents. “The area’s economy centers on military institutions […]
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In an effort to spur economic and business activity, Mayor Steve Bach has created a standard set of economic “accommodations” for new and expanding companies, as well as a Commercial Aeronautical Zone for the Colorado Springs Airport. Saying the accommodations – essentially economic incentives – would be available for a “limited time only,” Bach said […]
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The Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation was recognized for its efforts to help other, smaller communities learn the tricks of the trade in how to help local businesses expand. The award was given by the International Economic Development Council for the local organization’s “business expansion toolkit,” which includes a manual that outlines ways for communities […]
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It’s been about a year since lobbyist Elise Pickering was hired for an annual salary of $100,000 to represent the Pikes Peak region in Washington, D.C. Since then, there has been little tangible progress and few federal dollars have made their way to Colorado Springs. But no one seems to be concerned. The public/private consortium […]
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