A Colorado Springs middle school and a university professor are experimenting with a physics program that could revolutionize the region’s future workforce.
Downtown’s vagrant presence has reached such proportions, business owners are digging into their own pockets to hire extra security. Also, an effort by a cadre of women business owners has led to police placing more emphasis on the problem. Downtown business owner and investor Kevin O’Neil says he’ll commit $20,000 to hire around-the-clock security to […]
Five and a half years ago, Yemi Mobolade and Russ Ware had an idea for a small business. They wanted to open a café that could serve as a place for creative people, students and professionals to connect and create a unique community. “We asked lots of questions and did our best to avoid all […]
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 County stands to benefit […]
Editor’s Note: The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, formerly the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, is in Washington, D.C. this week – meeting with the Congressional delegation, the group’s lobbyist and learning more about ways to connect the business community. The CSBJ will provide daily updates of the group’s activities and what they’re learning […]
On the first full day of its annual Washington, D.C., trip the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance was invited back to the nation's capital...
The news that the Colorado Balloon Classic will leave Colorado Springs in 2015 for greener (or maybe less bureaucratic) pastures was dismaying, to say the least. A press release from the Classic’s organizers cited “politics within the city, increasingly rigid special event procedures and an onerous 2015 LART [city sponsorship] application” as driving the decision. […]
You can’t accuse Phil Anschutz of thinking small. Sometime next year, construction will start on two renewable energy megaprojects, with a total estimated cost of $9 billion. Anschutz-owned companies have been planning the projects since 2006. Estimated completion date: 2019. That’s typical of Anschutz deals. As a man with long experience in the oil and […]
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 […]
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 […]
(Editor’s note: Next week, the CSBJ will discuss what the future holds for the Regional Business Alliance.) The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. merged to become the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance early this year. But changes to the organization went deeper than the merger and […]