Attendees of the upcoming UCCS Economic Forum will hear a slightly different presentation compared to the past few years. “The national economist and myself will be talking about the next U.S. economic downturn,” said Tatiana Bailey, executive director of the UCCS Economic Forum. “Colorado Springs and the state have been outperforming the nation … in […]
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An instrumental piece of rock and roll history is going public. Fender Musical Instruments Corp., the maker of legendary guitars strummed by the likes of Buddy Holly, Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton, filed papers Thursday for a $200 million initial public offering. Founded in 1946 by Leo Fender, the company created the Telecaster and Stratocaster […]
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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 will live in El Paso […]
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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.
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Engineers at PMC-Sierra, which officially opened its semiconductor design office in Colorado Springs this week, showed off the small semiconductor devices that power the Internet to a group of local business leaders. The devices are smaller than a business card and can require 18 months to two years and from 40 to 100 engineers to […]
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Gov. John Hickenlooper released an updated version of the statewide economic development plan created earlier this year to spur Colorado’s economy, help businesses grow and attract new jobs to the state. “Colorado is already seeing the benefits of taking a bottom-up, collaborative approach to economic development,” Hickenlooper said. “Earlier this month, Arrow Electronics announced it […]
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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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Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are traveling to California to meet with business leaders there about Colorado. The governor and mayor’s offices say Hickenlooper and Hancock want to strengthen existing relationships and encourage California business leaders to look at Colorado when they want to expand or grow companies. The trip is Thursday […]
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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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Springs Fabrication, an engineered metal products manufacturing company in Colorado Springs, acquired assets and operations of IP Systems of Broomfield, Colo. The Broomfield location will serve the commercial and nuclear industries by providing isolated process systems. The company will retain its engineering expertise, intellectual property and technical fabrication skills. But since the acquisition by Springs […]
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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 […]
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By Tom Binnings Senior Partner at Summit Economics   As an economist who is seriously concerned about the trajectory of our local economy, I was pleased to hear Tom Zwirlein of UCCS advocate for passing the Stormwater 1B initiative at the Southern Colorado Economic Forum last week. While I was greatly enthused with Dr. Zwirlein’s […]
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