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The National Automobile Dealers Association, in coordination with statistics from financial services company Comerica, reports that in 1979 Americans had to work 22.9 weeks to buy a new car. Despite that today’s new car costs are about the same as a house in the Midwest in the mid-to-late seventies, Americans have to work a couple […]
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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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Realtor Ray Shea recently ushered a pair of buyers into a half-million-dollar home in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. “It’s a view lot,” Shea said. “We’re standing there, looking out the window and all you can see is charred, burned hillside. I’m waiting for them to drop the bomb in my lap and say, ‘Wow, this […]
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Financial detectives are the new crime fighters in a world where they are looking for patterns and weaknesses in the financial spreadsheets. Forensic accounting goes back to the days of Al Capone, a bootlegger and leader of many sorted illegal activities, brought down for tax evasion. Today, every forensic TV show has made their field, […]
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Jacque Stanley loves downtown Colorado Springs. For years it has given her photographs, good times and a livelihood. As a teenager, Stanley made her first traffic court appearance at what is now the Pioneers Museum; she had a first date at Poor Richard’s with the man who would become her husband; and she has worked […]
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The aging of America has had many impacts, especially on businesses. Local entrepreneurs have had to adapt their products and services to retain and expand their market share as their clients age. “It’s weird — I think the whole market is changing,” said Johnny Nolan, who owns two popular eateries in Colorado Springs, SouthSide Johnny’s […]
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The biggest change coming in the local sports scene next year involves one of the biggest sports organizations in the world: The U.S. Olympic Committee is preparing for a series of events that will boost its profile in the Springs, as well as globally. “We have a nice list of premier events on tap,” said […]
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Patrons of downtown Pueblo can soon enjoy a stroll through Gateway Park to check out the new Pueblo Convention Center Expansion. The $31 million project is expected to be completed this spring, according to the Downtown Pueblo Association website. It includes a new 449-space public parking garage, a 17,500-square-foot exhibition hall, the Professional Bull Riders […]
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Affordable, accessible, sustainable — three words that go a long way in explaining the rapidly growing appeal of disc golf. “It’s been like a rocket ship,” said Shaun Welch. Welch, along with business partner Eddie Wooters, plans on capitalizing on that popularity. According to the Professional Disc Golfers Association, the sport’s national governing body, membership […]
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Unemployed job seekers could get some extra help in learning new skills under a bill lawmakers are considering. House Bill 1272 seeks to use money — about $8 million that has already been identified in the unemployment insurance trust fund — to aid workers in learning new skills or to help them start their own […]
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With an estimated $30 million impact on the local economy, the 30th annual Space Symposium is the largest event of its kind — both in Colorado Springs and across the aerospace universe. “This is the place to go — it is the event in the industry,” said Andy Merritt, chief defense industry officer for the […]
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The rest of the nation knows Colorado Springs as a sports mecca, from the Olympics to mountain biking to ice hockey. Locals, however, may be unaware of the full extent of the city’s sports connection, from youth soccer to annual championships involving teams from around the world. This story gauges the economic impact of the […]
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