Ben Ives launched his startup in Old Colorado City in 2010. Six years later,  despite its success, he was forced to move his family and 11 positions to Las Vegas because the company is no longer legal in Colorado. Since Ives started RapidVisa — a business that helps immigrants navigate the visa paper trail for […]
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It’s been a difficult month for Amendment 69 supporters. The November ballot issue would create the nation’s first taxpayer-financed health care system, and Colorado would act as guinea pig for the rest of the United States. But even progressive groups expected by many to support such a system have recently turned against it, concerned about […]
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Retail giant Walmart is suing the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority and the Colorado Department of Revenue because the company doesn’t think it should be required to collect transportation taxes for the new Walmart and Sam’s Club in Fountain. The lawsuit is set for bench trial in Denver District Court starting Sept. 9. PPRTA collects […]
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Four years ago, when John Hickenlooper was the newly elected governor, his constituents said loud and clear that there were far too many regulations for business. He made it his first order of business and directed state agencies to reduce redundancies and red tape for business. Now, he says, there are half as many statewide […]
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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Governmental Affairs Advisory Council is hosting two opportunities to meet the candidates running for governor. Business leaders and others are invited to hear directly from Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican candidate Bob Beauprez. The events will be held at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. No registration is required […]
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You’ll be glad to know that the ever-vigilant folks at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) have taken upon themselves the task of telling us about marijuana. Here’s an excerpt from a recent press release: “DENVER—The State of Colorado today lauched (sic) a new website to answer common questions about the legalization of […]
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Gov. John Hickenlooper has released a list of appointments to several state-level boards and commissions, including the Ground Water Commission, Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Advisory Panel, Board of Addiction Counselors Examiners, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, and the Board of Nursing. The group of appointees […]
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DENVER — With its single ally on the inside of the process changing sides from the dais to the audience, a contingent of civic and government leaders from Colorado Springs presented their case Wednesday for the City for Champions project to the state Economic Development Commission. EDC member Chuck Murphy, after confirming Tuesday that he […]
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Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph will appeal a court decision rendered last month in favor of a Colorado Springs company. The Colorado Court of Appeals will hear the case, which pits the state against oil and gas developer Reed Cagle, HEI Resources Inc. and Heartland Energy Development Corp. Last month, after a seven-day trial, District […]
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Nearly a month after Colorado’s last flood pushed the state’s damage estimate to nearly a half-billion dollars, city, county and state agencies have initiated efforts to repair roughly $30 million in infrastructural damage across the Pikes Peak region, according to officials. While the north-central section of the state received the brunt of damage caused by […]
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In last week’s Business Journal, state Rep. Pete Lee asked business leaders to send him ideas for legislation for the next session of the General Assembly. In the article,  Lee asked business leaders to contact him with any ideas for legislation to help improve the state and local economy. “If there’s a regulation that you […]
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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will host an information session Monday for the Colorado Advanced Industries Accelerator Grants. The session will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla in Colorado Springs. Colorado’s advanced industries also include advanced manufacturing, bioscience, electronics, energy and natural resources, […]
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