Most measures of the Colorado economy are moving upward, said Alison Felix, economist and Denver branch executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The U.S. economy is also expected to expand moderately this year, she said. Felix delivered the news at the inaugural State of the Small Business Luncheon Tuesday. She was joined by […]
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While working on a multimillion-dollar engineering project, you hit a creative wall. Timing is tight and the deadline is two short hours away. You need a break. That’s why the company has a swing set. Following the lead of Google headquarters in California, several Colorado Springs companies created fun workplace environments for their employees in […]
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Vine’s demise was sudden and unexpected, and news of the social media app’s shutdown spread like wildfire through the Twitterverse and beyond. Social media company Twitter pulled the plug on its project just three years after the launch, citing decreased demand and a lack of mainstream appeal. Not every business model can be a winner […]
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A small lunch attracting a smattering of local business owners has grown into a weeklong educational event with more than 500 attendees. Small Business Week, an event co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, kicks off June 16. The theme this year is “From Peaks and Valleys […]
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A unique public-private partnership could soon bring some desperately needed relief to the beleaguered merchants of Manitou Springs. Manitou’s City Council approved a $15,000 grant Tuesday to support a “Business Band-Aid” loan program proposed by the Manitou Springs Creative District, Chamber of Commerce and Vectra Bank. The partners plan to use the seed money, which will […]
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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance has taken on a new partner to promote the region. The RBA has hired Development Counsellors International, a national marketing and public relations agency that specializes in place marketing for tourism and economic development. DCI has offices on both the East and West coasts, in Toronto and Denver. The […]
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Two Colorado Springs non-profit organizations with a shared focus on the entrepreneurial community have officially joined forces. Peak Venture Group and Startup Colorado Springs have merged to become Peak Startup. Peak Startup’s mission will carry on the vision of the original two organizations: to create an innovative, entrepreneurial community in Colorado Springs through events, education […]
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A new website aims to help expand the area’s economic vitality by combining two of Colorado Springs’ core industries — medical care and tourism. “When working to increase visitor impact, we look at three factors: bringing more visitors, enticing them to stay longer and encouraging them to spend more,” said Amy Long, chief innovation officer […]
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The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center strives to help grow local enterprise, but to do that, it has to generate awareness about its services. “We need to make it easier for people — business owners — to come see us,” said Aikta Marcoulier, the director of Pikes Peak SBDC. The organization’s addition of two […]
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Every year, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC sponsors a trip to a city that is similar to Colorado Springs to study its economic development, its industries and tourism. The goal: Learn best practices of successful cities to see if they might work in Colorado Springs. Audacity and ambition: Two words that Charleston, […]
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A group of nearly 300 top employers across the area plans to add 4,839 jobs over the next three years, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance reported Tuesday in its year-end member investor briefing. Also, the Business Alliance is courting nine unnamed companies that are seriously considering relocation with the potential of bringing a total of […]
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Entrepreneurship nonprofit UP Global will sponsor a Startup Weekend, where budding entrepreneurs are given 54 hours to progress from having business ideas to making presentations about the business. This particular weekend will begin Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and culminate Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. It will take place at Epicentral Coworking space […]
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