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Tri-Lakes is a rapidly growing region in the nation’s seventh-fastest-growing state, and the local schools are beginning to feel that squeeze. Nearly 1,600 new students will enroll in Lewis-Palmer School District 38 during the next decade, with nearly half of them coming in the next five years, according to projections from real estate consultant Metrostudy. […]
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The relationship between a business and its customers in a capitalist society has traditionally been a pretty simple one: a business provides a product in exchange for a customer’s money. But a sweeping movement is redefining that model for both businesses and nonprofits and is becoming increasingly prevalent in Colorado Springs — one in which […]
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When Regina English needed more resources for her business, Yes M.A.A.M., a pageant-based program that trains young women of color to be ambassadors and community leaders, she turned to Leadership Pikes Peak and was accepted into the 2019 Women’s Community Leadership Initiative. By the time she completed the six-month series in June, English had a […]
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Colorado Springs’ first co-working space for light manufacturing is ready for three new tenants. They’ll be the vanguard in spurring development of the North Nevada Avenue manufacturing corridor and encouraging young people to pursue manufacturing careers. Milestones for Growth is the brainchild of Mary and Tony Fagnant, owners of Qualtek Manufacturing. The Fagnants bought the […]
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Dog groomers, hairstylists, personal trainers, massage therapists, computer repair specialists and pizza makers have long been taking their services and products to their customers. Increasingly, business is being done on wheels. Customers love the convenience, and it can be considerably less costly to start up a business in a vehicle than in a brick-and-mortar store. […]
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Last week, Nikolai Tesla’s painted likeness appeared on the side of a Knob Hill building seemingly overnight, a colorful tribute to the neighborhood that once played host to the inventor’s wireless power experimental station. Anywhere else, this act might prompt vandalism investigations by local police. But for the businesses lining each side of the stretch […]
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Gone are the days when “urban development” meant lining a vacant street with characterless office buildings and chain restaurants. Developers these days need to be more mindful of how they are restructuring the cultural building blocks of the neighborhood — particularly when employing the infill method, which involves developing vacant or under-used parcels within existing […]
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Staunch opposition by Southeast Colorado Springs residents has prompted a hemp processing company to drop a proposal to put a CBD extraction operation into an industrial site on Aeroplaza Drive. The leaders of Veritas Farms, a hemp growing and processing business that produces CBD-infused products such as tinctures, salves, lip balm, moisturizing lotion and edibles […]
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For Pikes Peak-area tourism officials, it’s all about the destination, not the journey. With the region’s population already growing rapidly and — by all accounts — likely to continue doing so, it is a pivotal time to ensure visitor needs are also taken into consideration, according to Visit Colorado Springs’ 10-year strategic Destination Master Plan. […]
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Three years ago, Sara Kelly — a then-new divorcée with a “gypsy soul” — packed all her worldly possessions into her car and set off for Richmond, Va., the first stop on a journey that has taken her through six states. “I’ve been up the East Coast,” Kelly said. “Last summer I was in Cape […]
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In 2007, Holly Trinidad traded the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles for her hometown of Colorado Springs, fully expecting to return to a city that was — at least décor-wise — suspended in the past. “We were moving from a really cool part of Los Angeles, so it was like, ‘Oh, we’ve moved to […]
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Studies have shown that proximity to boutique and high-end grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods can be a boon for home values. However, El Paso County officials say that living near one of these stores is not directly related to increased property values. A study released this month by ATTOM Data Solutions, […]
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