Southern Colorado’s first accelerator program launched its initial cohort Jan. 30, boosting novel technologies along with prospects for startups from Colorado and California. Catalyst Accelerator, a defense and national security accelerator based at Catalyst Campus, seeks to advance technologies for the warfighter and guide tech transfer between the government and the commercial market, Catalyst Accelerator […]
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On Monday afternoon, downtown hotelier and entrepreneur Perry Sanders formally abandoned his quest to repurpose Antlers Park as the sports and events center as part of a City for Champions proposal, stating he had found “a better downtown site.” Sanders confirmed the previous site was a last-ditch choice, brought forward because of time constraints. Unless […]
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If an outdoor stadium and indoor events center is built on the site of Antlers Park, the consensus seems to be that it would become an economic driver for downtown Colorado Springs. The question is whether city officials will allow alterations to the park. Colorado Springs City Council met in closed executive session Wednesday with […]
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Small-business owners are almost always concerned about finances, but they usually have other business challenges that also demand their attention. And they often lack the skills to handle them. Those owners and their companies can greatly benefit from professional consultants who provide expertise in critical areas of business where owners may be inexperienced. Those resources […]
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Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a celebration this time of year recognizing those who are no longer with us. In Colorado Springs, departed people are not the only ones celebrated on this holiday. On Nov. 1, Epicentral Coworking and Peak Startup hosted the third annual Business Wake to mourn the […]
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Debbie Balch wanted to expand her home-based marketing research and consulting business but finding the proper office building was a concern. That’s when a discussion with her accountant made the decision an easy one. Turns out the building Balch and her husband, Jeff, were looking at was part of the Enterprise Zone Program, an area […]
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Economic growth and increased real estate demand have been common themes in Woodland Park for several years, and local officials say they show no signs of slowing down. Although increased economic prosperity has been welcome in the small mountain town, too much growth in the near future could present a problem due to the city’s […]
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Creating jobs and increasing business opportunities in southeast Colorado Springs is one goal of a bill that is also designed to reduce crime in the area of the city that seems left behind in the current economic renaissance.
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In just the past several weeks, two City for Champions projects have reached significant milestones: Officials and community stakeholders broke ground at the site of the planned U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame, and the University of Colorado Board of Regents awarded $61.4 million to go toward the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and […]
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Numbers can be deceiving, but in the case of human-powered transportation, there’s no question. Bikes mean business. Recently, the city of Colorado Springs, using results from the first part of its PlanCOS community survey, determined that the outdoor lifestyle was one of the main reasons people enjoy living in the Pikes Peak region. It also […]
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El Paso County residents are highly educated, younger than many expect and paid lower wages than peers in competitive regions throughout the state. Those were a few of the takeaways during Vectra Bank’s annual Pikes Peak Economic Forecast Breakfast, which took place April 18 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Despite some hurdles, local data continues […]
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Unmanned aircraft, a federal courthouse and a beer college are all issues El Paso County residents might be hearing more about in the year to come. Stan VanderWerf, new District 3 county commissioner, explained those initiatives to a crowd during the Tri-Lakes area’s State of the Region address on Feb. 2 at the Great Wolf […]
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