A measure to increase tax rebates an incentives for film production in Colorado will be signed into law.   The new law will increase the tax incentive the state gives production companies from 10 percent to 20 percent. The refund is given to filmmakers to help offset costs for in-state expenditures.   Colorado's...
The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is hoping local businesses will take out the newly re-designed city logo and try it on for size. Put it on a T-shirt or a ball cap, they say. Slap the new city slogan “Live it Up” on bumper stickers; use the art...
In some ways, the local economy is showing its strongest performance since bottoming out in February 2009, but there are still concerns about employment and real income, according to the Southern Economic Forum’s quarterly update. The regional manufacturing index is up 43 percent since the recession and consumer confidence is...
Joe Raso started his job Monday as the first CEO of the newly merged Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corp. — and he has his work cut out for him.
Drake Power Plant’s days could be numbered. But it could be decades before the familiar plumes of steam no longer dominate the downtown landscape. The Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors – essentially, City Council - asked the utilities staff to study the feasibility of de-commissioning Drake, the coal-fired power...
Outgoing Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce CEO Dave Csinytan isn’t planning on leaving town – but he is weighing his opportunities carefully. Csintyan lost his position with the chamber when it merged with the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp., and the group launched a national effort to find a new...
Thanks to a state effort, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center added more than $2 million to the local economy and helped 837 people find job training. The Colorado Enhanced Approved Training Program allows people in the state who are receing unemployment benefits to receive 50 percent more a week if...
A Colorado Springs middle school and a university professor are experimenting with a physics program that could revolutionize the region’s future workforce.
About 40 Colorado Springs manufacturers have signed a letter asking the city to reduce, rebate or eliminate the sales-and-use tax for manufacturing equipment.
Twenty-five master’s-level students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have been investigating the local issue of oil and gas exploration. They will reveal their findings at a public meeting at 4:45 p.m. May 11 in Dwire Hall on the campus. The students began with the premise that El Paso...
Fountain Economic Development Director Lisa Cochrun is heading to Vegas this month to sell big retailers on her small town.
El Paso County is ahead of other counties when it comes to planning for the silver tsunami, according to national experts who study the issue. Local community leaders are already rallying around the topic of aging trying to plan for the estimated 82,000 baby boomers, those over age 65, who...