Bolstered by crucial local and state economic development incentives, Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation, stands one step closer in their plans to build its proposed high-end aircraft completions complex at the Colorado Aerospace Park at the Colorado Springs Airport, according to a news release issued Thursday by the company. “The overall incentives were […]
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Aerospace firm Sierra Nevada Corp. announced last week that its subsidiary has chosen Colorado Springs as the site for an $88-million high-end aircraft completions complex, which will create an estimated 2,100 jobs and a $5-billion economic impact. Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of SNC that launched in October, chose the Colorado Aerospace Park at the Colorado […]
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Cold War threats might have been the motive for building the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in the 1960s, but as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said during its rededication April 15, the unique underground fortress remains of strategic importance to North American defense. It’s a vital resource for the DoD and an economic driver for the entire […]
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When the subject is cyber security, you won’t find a more acknowledged authority than Thad Allen. Allen, executive vice president of the Booz Allen Hamilton management consulting firm and a leader in its Justice and Homeland Security departments’ business interests in the civil market, made a stop in Colorado Springs last week prior to a […]
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Fort Carson officials and soldiers from its 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division met with visitors and reporters Saturday at the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site to celebrate the successful completion of its most expansive training exercise in more than a decade. In the three weeks leading to that day, 4,000 troops and 1,100 […]
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Northrop Grumman and small businesses celebrated a milestone of $1 billion subcontracted to local small businesses on a single contract June 30 at its 3535 Northrop Grumman Point location. Through the Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract, global aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman and 28 small businesses, with two headquartered in Colorado […]
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Since Schriever’s last State of the Base update in September, the installation has redeveloped its strategic plan, gained seven satellites, disposed of four, and is focused on changing its culture and operations to prepare for a space war, according to base leaders. Last week, veterans, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and other civic leaders gathered […]
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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation will temporarily house the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum within its Discovery Center. The space at the Discovery Center will allow the Children’s Museum to host traveling exhibits and bring “world class children’s museum experiences to Pikes Peak region families and visitors,” according to a news release issued Tuesday by both organizations. […]
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GPS has been broadcasting signals for nearly 40 years. During that time, a number of myths, misconceptions and falsehoods have surfaced. Let’s examine some common myths surrounding GPS, which has a direct tie to Colorado Springs. 1. The U.S. military controls GPS.  GPS is operated by the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons at Schriever […]
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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) was selected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to participate in the federal agency’s Financial Coaching Initiative. As part of this initiative, the PPWFC will host a full-time financial coach to work with its veteran clients who have recently transitioned from active-duty status to help them with their […]
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Satellite navigation system receivers were the primary driver of the global space economy last year, according to the international nonprofit industry group, the Space Foundation, headquartered in Colorado Springs.   The nonprofit reported that the space economy grew globally more than 9 percent, reaching a total of $330 billion, according to its publication, The Space […]
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Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics has grown from $100 million in sales four years ago to almost $300 million in 2015. Yet, the company has no problems with the prospect of losing about 25 percent of that amount this year. The firm, with 800 employees globally, manufactures devices that clear occluded veins in the legs and eliminate […]
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