Commercial vacancies are among the lowest ever in downtown Colorado Springs — but that’s not necessarily great news. Vacancy is at 2.8 percent in Q2 for retail, “which is incredibly low,” according to Sarah Harris, the Downtown Partnership’s ‎director of business development and economic vitality. “We have just over 66,000 square feet of retail space […]
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It is the first day of the summer camps for children at the Millibo Art Theatre, and Executive Clown and Director Jim Jackson asks the instructor, “How’s it going?” “Really messy!” “Great!” said Jackson with his ever-present smile. In their course titled Messy Fun Camp, children aged 7 to 9 file outside behind the instructor, […]
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There were all of six tables and a single deli cooler at its former location on West Cucharras Street. Fast-forward two months, move everything four blocks to 26th Street and U.S. 24, quintuple the space and — voilà! — you have the new and vastly expanded Garden of the Gods Gourmet. One of the Westside’s […]
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Nearly a half-year has passed since two regional Veterans Health Administration clinics consolidated and moved into a gleaming new, single 76,000-square-foot facility. Located just off Fillmore Street on Centennial Boulevard, the U.S. Veterans Affairs-leased clinic provides services annually to more than 17,000 of the 22,000 veterans in Southern Colorado. According to Carolyn Jewell, manager of […]
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New hires, implementing a newly created vision and even more interaction with local industry top the list of things to expect from the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance in the next year. Created in early 2012, the Business Alliance is the result of a merger between the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the […]
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Pikes Peak Community College has several plans in the works to educate people, ranging from teaching graphic arts to raising chickens to helping veterans after their service in the field. Later this month, PPCC President Lance Bolton will testify before the Capital Development Committee at the Colorado Legislature, requesting state funding for a proposed project […]
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The areas around Colorado Springs saw significant commercial and residential growth in 2014, with signs pointing toward additional growth this year. Both the southern and northern ends of El Paso County seem poised for a prosperous 2015, while Teller County plans to ride a wave of construction — and an economic boost due to tourism […]
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One of the small cities south of Colorado Springs is experiencing an explosion in both population and businesses, thanks in part to the new Sam’s Club and Walmart, as well as a host of recent fast-food restaurants and small, independent businesses. The latest tax figures are proof of the city’s economic renaissance. Retail sales tax […]
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An entrepreneur who thinks he or she has something unique should consider filing for a patent as soon as possible. Recent changes in the U.S. patent law favor those who are “first to file,” said Michael Martensen, Colorado Springs attorney who specializes in intellectual property. It means that entrepreneurs have to be more diligent about […]
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Hiding in plain sight

ConcealFab likes to tell potential customers that it hides things in plain sight. As its name suggests, the company conceals things. Things like 4GLTE towers and military communication towers. It’s a 2014 company to watch, among other things, because it is grooming itself now to work with AT&T and Verizon cell service companies on a […]
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They rival Baby Boomers in numbers at 80 million strong. The lucky ones have received or are in the process of obtaining a college education, and have found or will find their place among the professional workforce. Some have learned hard lessons from the generations preceding them, view “debt” as one of the worst four-letter […]
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Nine years ago, Memorial Hospital North opened as a small community hospital. That’s not the case anymore, as University of Colorado Health confirmed this week. UCHealth officials announced plans for an $85 million expansion project at Memorial Hospital North, which will offer “new, advanced services for patients” at the full-service hospital, according to a news […]
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