While Colorado has a reputation for having one of the fastest-growing green economies in the nation, Colorado Springs has limped behind in the shadows through most of these formative years. But that may be changing. That’s what David Amster-Olszewski hopes. He’s behind an effort to persuade the Colorado Springs City Council to approve a program […]
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It’s true that small business lending has declined since the 2008 financial meltdown, but the most revealing reasons behind the trend are complex. Multiple factors have kept small businesses in a holding pattern, afraid to make any sudden changes. It’s the sluggish economy, the looming presidential election and rancorous political climate and the more stringent […]
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When the EL Paso County Trustee’s office released its November foreclosure numbers, the month-over-month increase of 10.5-percent was not the only troubling statistic. The data also showed that 2010 will likely be the second worst year for foreclosures on record, and County Trustee Thomas Mowle doesn’t expect enough job growth in 2011 to offset the […]
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In Colorado Springs, a person can purchase virtually any item, new or used. Standard new and used items — cars and homes — are for sale throughout town. Then there are other things, items like tires you wouldn’t normally see sold used. Even on Craigslist. [pullquote] “Sometimes you come across those real gems.”  – Mary […]
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Imagine you get up to make popcorn and the movie you’re watching automatically pauses. You walk into the kitchen and, sensing your presence, the lights adjust to your preferences.
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The new 80-room Holiday Inn Express at 105 N. Spruce St. is still selling out months after peak tourist season, according to Tadz Jarosz, assistant general manager. The hotel’s grand opening was in May, marking what could be a precursor of additional commercial development around West Bijou Street just off Interstate 25. Holly Trinidad, a […]
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Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Techwise has plans for continued growth this year — diversifying its business offerings and doubling its revenues. From humble beginnings 20 years ago, CEO Shawnee Huckstep has grown her company into a major Department of Defense contractor working in the areas of training, logistics, organizational improvement, development and education throughout the […]
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Most small business innovation research never sees commercial use — ending up in what technology experts call the “valley of death, where good research goes to die.” The problem: Federal funding gives small businesses the help needed to take the new technology from the idea stage to reality. But lack of capital investment in the […]
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Commercial real estate vacancies in Colorado Springs will continue to decrease, with steady, moderate growth in sales this new year, predicted Quantum Commercial Group, a leading commercial real estate leasing and sales firm here. “We’re all pleasantly surprised. The market isn’t as bleak as we all thought it was, and the numbers aren’t as bad,” […]
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Savvy employers haven’t waited: Although unemployment remains high in Colorado and elsewhere, they’re already doing all they can to retain their best and brightest. That’s because as the economy recovers, employees are eyeing the door. Retention is key, because the bottom line suffers when employers lose workers and have to spend time and money to […]
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Judgment day is fast approaching for Neumann Systems Group and its technology, which purports to clean sulfur dioxide emissions in coal-fired power plants. Next month, Colorado Springs Utilities will make a final recommendation — a “go or no go” — on whether to move forward with the technology, said Drew Rankin, general manager of energy […]
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What’s the most dangerous painting in America? There are plenty of candidates, including Chris Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary and Andrés Serrano’s Piss Christ. Both have come under attack from conservatives, citing the artists’ deliberately blasphemous depictions of sacred subjects. Yet unless you know what materials the artists used, neither image is blasphemous. They’re strangely […]
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