Summit Economics is conducting a 2013 business climate survey for the Pikes Peak region. The survey, sponsored by Cheyenne Mountain Civic Solutions, will gather perspectives on the local business climate. The survey takes about 10 to 12 minutes for most respondents and Summit says it’s best to complete the survey in a single setting. To […]
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Palmer Lake is a lake no more. The fact that Palmer Lake is now dry has affected some businesses there, they say. But other business owners report business has been good, despite the lack of water. What used to be a reservoir teeming with fishermen in the summer and skaters in the winter is now […]
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Atmel Corp. is in the midst of a $25 million expansion, and wants the city to reinstate its personal property tax rebate — and to do it retroactively. The details of the agreement: Atmel wants a 10-year agreement to receive rebates on its business personal property taxes and alternative rate of tax on machinery. Under […]
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It looks like there won’t be an increase to the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax in 2017. During a meeting with business professionals discussing Colorado Springs’ strengths and weaknesses in the tourism industry, Doug Price, CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the city will not include­ the initiative to increase Colorado Springs’ tax […]
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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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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC rallied business leaders, city and county officials, utility representatives, and bankers to form a rapid response team for businesses affected by the fire.
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The newly merged Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corps should make K-12 public education a top priority, the chamber’s top official said. Dave Csintyan, president and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, said the business community needs to partner with public schools to ensure a well-trained future work force. […]
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State and local leaders will meet Nov. 3 in Colorado Springs to discuss jobs. Billed as a “Jobs Renaissance” the goal of the summit is to share concrete ideas on how the state can create new jobs, said Karl Dakin, one of the event organizers and executive director, Sullivan chair for free enterprise at Regis […]
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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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Leaders of the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization at UCCS gave an annual report to the community Tuesday at Penrose House, presenting examples of the organization’s successes. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak moderated the event, as the EPIIC chairmen delivered progress reports to a crowd of business and community leaders. “This is truly a […]
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The Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation was recognized for its efforts to help other, smaller communities learn the tricks of the trade in how to help local businesses expand. The award was given by the International Economic Development Council for the local organization’s “business expansion toolkit,” which includes a manual that outlines ways for communities […]
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Years have passed since the 2006 inception of the Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority, with relatively little to show for its efforts. But according to Mayor Marc Snyder, who also serves on the URA board, those efforts could be picking up as soon as this year. “Unfortunately [the URA’s beginnings] coincided with the Great Recession, […]
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