The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance continues to flex its political muscle with further candidate endorsements and a strong “no” recommendation for the ballot initiative to decriminalize marijuana possession in Colorado.   The alliance is endorsing the following slate of candidates:   • Mark Scheffel, State Senate District 4 • Owen Hill, State Senate District […]
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For the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the 41 companies in the city’s bioscience sector represent both an economic boon and the chance to create a larger industry cluster that will bring high-paying jobs and high-tech expertise to the region. From companies that develop stem-cell assays for research laboratories to those that manufacture tiny devices […]
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Hype is building for the 2012 Colorado Springs Excellence in Local Industry Awards and who will be named the best of the best. Organizers of the annual awards program — which highlights both companies with social or environmental impacts, and businesses on the verge of  technology innovation — are taking nominations now to Aug. 17. This […]
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The City of Fountain, roughly 13 miles south of Colorado Springs, is on the precipice of a population boom, and it wants more businesses — now. Fountain Valley’s population, which includes Security and Widefield, is around 88,000, and city officials expect that number grow 14 percent by 2014, when troops return to neighboring Fort Carson […]
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Colorado Springs as an economic hub is like an awkward-aged adolescent who is not quite a teen-ager and is no longer an adolescent – a “tweener,”  said a national expert who studies why businesses relocate to certain cities or regions. The Springs has a favorable reputation in the national business world with its decent distribution […]
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Manufacturing in Colorado proved to be a major economic driver in May, according to the latest report from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The report said new orders are growing faster than jobs in Colorado. “To accommodate this growth, manufacturers in the state are expanding the hourly workweek for current employees much faster than […]
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“Every economic activity has an impact,” UCCS economics professor Fred Crowley once noted. The difficulty, continued Crowley, is in calculating the precise impact of a given economic activity. A recent get-together of politicians, senior military officers and aerospace executives at the Space Foundation focused on the local economic impacts of military installations and defense contractors. […]
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Colorado’s high-tech innovation sector is competitive with the rest of the nation – but falls short in the number of jobs at startups, the survival rate of small businesses and self-employed innovation company. The good news: the state exceeds the national average for public funding of companies and its educated workforce. The information comes from […]
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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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Caroline Bilodeau went into The Speedtrap coffee shop one day, asked the owner if he would sell the Palmer Lake business to her, and he said, “Yes.” “A week later, I came back with a check, and it was done,” Bilodeau said. “It was a very quick and simple sale.” Not all business sales are […]
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Esuite 360, which leases short-term office space and manages virtual offices, is offering space to businesses impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire. The company has offices in three Colorado Springs locations, where displaced businesses can set up temporary offices free or at discounted rates. Business owners just need to send their stories in to Esuite. […]
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But Springs isn’t active part of regional work on unified business-seeking effort The goals for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and the state’s new Colorado Blueprint are pretty much the same for creating business growth in the Pikes Peak region — but the state is working without the full support and cooperation of the […]
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