As a minority business owner, Rodney Gullatte Jr. says it’s important for his counterparts to get out of their silos. “I’m the only black person in most places that I do business,” said Gullatte, the owner of Firma IT Solutions and Services. One way he deals with that is to be highly visible in the […]
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Colorado Springs defense contractor TechWise is moving its headquarters to downtown Colorado Springs.
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The Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce is reorganizing its staff and has laid off COO Roger Miller, effective immediately. Miller’s ouster was announced Friday afternoon by the iManitou board of directors. The down economy, which was further impacted by the Waldo Canyon fire, has left the board struggling financially. Former Manitou Springs Mayor Marcy Morrison […]
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The Colorado Springs Rising Professionals have decided to break away from the Regional Business Alliance and function as their own independent organization. “It feels like we’ve hit the ceiling with the Business Alliance,” said Rising Professionals Chairman Shawn Gullixson, 33, a branch manager at Vectra Bank. “We were aligned with the Business Alliance on some […]
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Since the merger, 13 employees - nearly half the total combined staff - have resigned or were asked to leave their jobs.
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The Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which for 14 years has provided El Paso County with the definitive local economic report and forecast, now is ready to grow in geographic footprint and community clout. A new, expanded mission for the forum comes just as University of Colorado Colorado Springs professors Fred Crowley and Tom Zwirlein announced […]
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The federal government is launching a $26 million challenge to manufacturers to foster innovation and job creation through public-private partnerships. The hope is the challenge will help entice private capital to projects that oculd promote cluster-based development in regions across the United States. The government wants to build on the momentum within the manufacturing sector, […]
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At its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 28, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority board approved the Copper Ridge Redevelopment Plan on a narrow 5-3 vote. Of the nine active urban renewal projects approved by CSURA, Copper Ridge is easily the most controversial. City Council originally approved the plan in 2010, but deferred action on […]
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In an effort to spur economic and business activity, Mayor Steve Bach has created a standard set of economic “accommodations” for new and expanding companies, as well as a Commercial Aeronautical Zone for the Colorado Springs Airport. Saying the accommodations – essentially economic incentives – would be available for a “limited time only,” Bach said […]
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Secretary of State Scott Gessler is slashing fees on business filings to boost jobs. Gessler said Thursday the state already has some of the lowest fees in the nation. The new fees will be effective Nov. 1. The biggest cut will be for nonprofit organizations, which are being cut from $50 to $20. Several other […]
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PlanCOS, the city’s first update to its comprehensive plan since 2001, is intended to provide a framework for decisions about future growth and development. A public draft of the plan was released last week, and the city is asking business professionals to review the draft and give feedback. The plan sets out a vision and […]
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The organization formerly known as the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC has announced its new name, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. The organization, which has a mission of business development, also unveiled its new logo and strategic focus. In February, the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic […]
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