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Colorado legislators have wasted no time in getting started on new laws that could affect businesses. At the one-month mark of the 2020 session, more than 300 bills have been introduced. Many other proposals are being discussed but have not been introduced yet. “Just the sheer volume of legislation has been pretty notable,” said Rachel […]
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PlanCOS laid out a vision for the future of Colorado Springs. Now RetoolCOS is honing the tools to achieve it. The city’s comprehensive plan, PlanCOS was approved by the Colorado Springs City Council a year ago, after an extensive communitywide process. PlanCOS focuses upon six themes that embody the city’s existing strengths — vibrant neighborhoods, […]
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Colorado Springs saw near-historic lows in mortgage interest rates last year, and local lenders are predicting more of the same in 2020 — though the presidential election is likely to cause stagnation in the mortgage bond market. Back in November 2018, lenders “were seeing some of the highest interest rates we’ve seen in several years,” […]
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Anti-tobacco advocates have hailed a new law raising the minimum age requirement for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 as a victory for public health, but the law’s timing has sparked confusion among retailers. On Dec. 20, President Donald Trump signed legislation prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than 21, giving […]
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Boutique fitness studios — specializing in small classes and one or two areas of fitness — are a major trend for 2020. Sales of high-end, high-tech home fitness equipment like Peloton bikes and The Mirror personal training system are growing. But the traditional gym isn’t going anywhere, fitness experts say. “The evidence … suggests that […]
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UCCS Sport Management students now have the chance to get real-world professional experience with organizations like the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Rapids. The university recently expanded a long-standing partnership with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the Denver-based sports, real estate and media holding company that owns the Nuggets, the Rapids, Colorado Avalanche, and other enterprises […]
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A recent survey revealing that two-thirds of Colorado voters are dissatisfied with the current health insurance system comes as no surprise to local health care professionals. Less obvious, however, is what changes are needed to fix that system. Nearly half — 45 percent — of the 650 active voters surveyed statewide in early November said health […]
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When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017, the massive reform of the U.S. tax code made significant changes to corporate income taxes, as well as taxes on pass-through entities like sole proprietorships, partnerships and S-corporations. In terms of individual income taxes, the TCJA simplified the U.S. tax code by nearly doubling the […]
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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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