A key indicator of economic vitality in any metropolitan area is the health of its real estate market, and Colorado Springs is no different. The incoming year, while as unpredictable as any, is shaping up to be positive in that regard, according to commercial and residential real estate experts. Every prediction, forecast or outlook is […]
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Skiing in Colorado has turned high-tech, with smartphone apps specific to markers on mountains, giving directions to the deep snow and even telling the users what’s on the menu. Hand in hand with the high-tech, terrain at some ski areas has been molded to the younger skier, targeting families introducing young children to the sport. […]
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The Inn at Palmer Divide is a quiet, relatively new hotel/events center located north of Colorado Highway 105 between Monument and Palmer Lake. With 24 rooms and ample space for hosting weddings, small conferences, and community events, its location is ideal for travelers who don’t want to deal with the traffic and crowds of Denver […]
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In Colorado Springs, about 100 attorneys are working on a project that aims to provide legal access to people who in their wildest dreams could never afford to hire an attorney. Under the umbrella of the El Paso County Bar Association, a new nonprofit organization has formed, the Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project. And, “the […]
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Buy a Volkswagen this weekend and no more credit card debt. If it snows more than four inches on New Year’s Day, the SUV you purchase this week is free. Come in and buy a Ford truck today, and we’ll send you on a shopping spree. It’s how they lure the customer through the doors. […]
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Summer’s colorful balloons have landed and festival tents have folded, marking the end of Colorado Springs’ peak tourist season. But many visitors think fall is the best time to come to the Pikes Peak region, and local tourism promotion organizations are stepping up their efforts to bring them here. “With kids back in school, there […]
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WOODLAND PARK — While much of Teller County still shakes off the effects of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the area’s health care industry, anchored by the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, has proven thus far to be recession-proof. The 15-bed hospital opened its doors in October 2007, a year before the economy […]
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National reports of the demise of pre-employment marijuana drug screening may not hold true locally, drug testers say, citing an uptick in business. “I’ve actually had more business since legalization,” said Chuck Marting, owner of Colorado Mobile Drug Testing. “What’s happening now is you have employers who have employees that are coming to them and […]
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In the case of Glen House, necessity is the doctor of invention. A skiing accident during his junior year in college left the 20-year-old House a quadriplegic with limited dexterity in his fingers. He graduated from college and medical school, then finished a residency in rehabilitative medicine. Along the way, he discovered he needed a […]
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For the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the 41 companies in the city’s bioscience sector represent both an economic boon and the chance to create a larger industry cluster that will bring high-paying jobs and high-tech expertise to the region. From companies that develop stem-cell assays for research laboratories to those that manufacture tiny devices […]
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Bibliophiles may dream of opening a bookstore, oenophiles may hope to leave the rat race and start a vineyard on the Western Slope — but art collectors and artists imagine what it would be like to open an art gallery. Imagine your very own gallery. You’d sell your creations, or those of the artists and […]
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Why are urban areas so enticing to start-ups, young professionals, and entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurship needs a hub, a place with close proximity to clients, competitors, and a density of people and resources. Downtowns across the country naturally become this center of activity because their traditional structure was built to foster business relationships and constant interaction, and […]
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