Boeing’s 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook shows the demand for pilots is skyrocketing while supply is shrinking — and regional airports are likely to be hardest hit. When Alaska Airlines pulled out of the Springs last November the pilot shortage was to blame, and Colorado Springs Airport is not alone in losing routes and airlines […]
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Colorado’s low unemployment rate has generated more demand for foreign workers in order to fill voids in the workforce. “Oftentimes, the reason [businesses] are hiring foreign workers is because they have looked and searched for an American worker and haven’t been able to find someone interested or qualified,” said Petula McShiras, an immigration attorney with […]
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The El Paso County Fair draws thousands to Calhan daily during its eight-day run; however, the event’s economic impact to the town of less than 800 people is minimal. “There just isn’t much out there, which can make it difficult for a whole lot of economic impact to be had because of the fair,” said […]
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Among military spouses, the unemployment rate is 16 percent — four times the national average. And of those with work, many are settling for part-time jobs when they’d rather work full-time. It’s a familiar problem for women and men married to active duty service members. Deployments and frequent moves mean their career paths are constantly […]
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Business owners or residents are more likely to weather any storm that blows their way if they are insured — and they understand their coverage. “It’s always important to read the fine print when protecting yourself from anything,” said Bobbie Baca, director, property casualty and title, Consumer Services for the Colorado Division of Insurance. There […]
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Last summer, the Manitou Springs Community Library wanted to host the Portal, a videoconferencing program housed in a gold storage container that connected local residents with other communities throughout the world. The library had to defer to the Manitou Art Center, which had to boost its internet service several times to accommodate the Portal. “We […]
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The reason construction workers’ wages keep climbing is basic economics. “It’s a matter of supply and demand,” said George Hess, founder and CEO of Vantage Homes. “If there is one worker, and me and another company want them, they can ask for more pay. It’s a different number if it’s just me wanting them.” Construction […]
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Businesses are realizing they’re not too big or too small or too low-profile to be hit with a cyberattack, and they’re stepping up cybersecurity efforts. But with attacks coming from all directions and changing by the hour, where do you start? Colorado Springs cybersecurity experts weigh in on what you can tackle right now to […]
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Business is hopping for area craft breweries. There are about two dozen active craft breweries in Colorado Springs, according to Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association. “There are 402 active brewery licenses in Colorado — not counting 3.2 percent [alcohol] duplicates — and 25 active in Colorado Springs,” he said in an email. […]
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The estimated 14,000 people who converged on the 34th Space Symposium this week reflected a buoyant attitude about the state of the U.S. space industry — and Colorado Springs’ role in it. Multi-domain command and control and space situational awareness are drawing attention, along with the rise of smaller players in the industry. And the […]
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As the Pentagon weighs whether the newly converted 16th Armored Brigade Combat Team will stay at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs is counting the potential cost — in community and in dollars — of possibly losing 10,000 soldiers and family members for good. It’s been a week since the Army released a Programmatic Environmental Assessment regarding […]
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The moment a customer steps away from the centralized table, where deposit slips and other bank transaction documents are kept, they are greeted by a welcoming smile from one of Herring Bank’s tellers. “I think that customer service is the No. 1 thing that distinguishes larger banks from community banks for consumers,” said Aileen Berrios, […]
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