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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Every evening, when Terra Verde Assistant Manager Carrie Baker leaves the Tejon Street store, she makes sure someone else walks with her. “There are homeless sleeping in the alley when we come to work and when we leave,” Baker said. “Every day on the corner of Bijou and Tejon and at Kiowa and Tejon, there […]
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It’s scarcely news that Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region are in the midst of an unprecedented real estate boom. “I have never witnessed a market like we are currently experiencing,” said veteran real estate broker Harry Salzman of Salzman Real Estate Services in an email earlier this week, “and the end just isn’t […]
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Business owners increasingly are realizing that they have the potential not just to make profit but to benefit their communities. From that concept, a new social impact economy is evolving. Social impact enterprises sell goods and services, but also have specific social objectives, to fulfill a primary mission or purpose. Maximizing profit is not their […]
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The Weather Rock didn’t miss a beat in more than a year of Colorado extremes — 100-plus summers, sub-freezing winters, rain, snow. “It worked great for a year, then it got hit by a car,” said Brandon Tripp, COO of XplotraX, which has the Weather Rock prototype and patent. “It was over by the airport […]
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A tumultuous year in national politics was the backdrop when the Colorado Legislature convened in January. State politicians are considering issues that could affect the business community, including grants for technical education and a minimum wage alternative. TRANSPORTATION FUNDING INCREASE Both the Senate and House have bills designed for highway building and maintenance funding without raising […]
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Is Colorado Springs already in the midst of an architectural renaissance that will transform our dowdy little burg into a resplendent Western metropolis? That may be overstating it, but we seem to be on a bit of a roll. This weekend will feature the opening gala of UCCS’ Ent Center for the Arts, an imaginatively […]
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Imagine a car with no steering wheel and no pedals, like the one General Motors says it will mass-produce by next year. The automaker made the announcement Jan. 12, creating a big splash just prior to the annual Detroit Auto Show. That sort of fully autonomous vehicle would only be used for ride-hailing services in […]
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These 10 companies — some of them startups or recently created and others giants in their industries — will be ones to watch in 2018. COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT 7770 Milton E. Proby Pkwy. 719-550-1900 flycos.com  Attracting more passengers, more airlines and more companies to its 900-acre business park were all accomplishments for the Colorado Springs […]
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Job growth should be part of the Colorado Springs business landscape in 2018, positive news that is tempered by a need for more workers. The area’s low unemployment rate — it was 3.3 percent in El Paso County in November, with the state rate at 2.9 percent — means there are more jobs than people looking […]
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