The economy in the mountain states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming continues to grow, but that growth has slowed slightly, according to the Business Conditions Index put out by the Goss Institute for Economic Research. For nearly two years, the indicators show growth above neutral. The overall index slipped to 56.8 this month from 57.4 […]
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Andy Merritt started work at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance this week — inheriting the uncertainity surrounding federal defense cuts and the opportunity to help expand the region’s defense-related businesses. Merritt replaces Brian Binn as the Business Alliance’s new chief defense industry officer, a job with a new title and new direction. Binn, now […]
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El Paso County’s economy has reached a standoff between good and bad forces — and those in the business of making predictions cannot say which will win the showdown.
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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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In a matter of months, the Pinery at the Hill has transformed from a blighted empty old building atop West Bijou Street into a behemoth two-story structure where couples soon will wed in front of a downtown Colorado Springs backdrop. The 24,000-square-foot, $13 million facility will specialize in full-service, all-inclusive weddings and events. Parties are […]
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U.S. automakers rebounded in July to boost factory production by the most since the Japan crisis. But builders broke ground on fewer single-family houses, leaving home construction at depressed levels. The mixed data suggest the economy remains fragile but is not on the cusp of another recession. Overall industrial production, which includes output by utilities, […]
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Chuck Murphy, who has had a major impact on the Colorado Springs economy as well as historical preservation in the area for a half-century, won an honor Saturday night that recognized his lifetime of efforts and achievements. Murphy was named Business Citizen of the Year for 2014 by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, capping […]
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Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. documents tout that the organization has brought more than 19,000 jobs to Colorado Springs during the past decade. But that number isn’t accurate. The EDC keeps two sets of numbers, one that is the number of jobs companies say they expect to create when they move to the city, […]
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Colorado Springs has studied its downtown and come up with ideas for improving it. Now, city leaders are hoping one more study will show them how to implement those ideas.
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Within the next 18 months, the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC will have a new name, new office space, a new organizational hierarchy and a new vision. That’s the word from President and CEO Joe Raso, who spoke to a crowd of about 200 business, military and community leaders this morning, sharing his view of […]
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Two major events influenced veteran Fred Johnson: the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attacks.  He was living in Oklahoma City in 1995 when the federal building there was bombed in a domestic terrorist attack. Johnson moved to Texas, where on the day of the 9/11 attacks he was working as a travel assistant. These […]
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The Colorado Springs economy will continue to grow in 2014, but don’t expect anything spectacular. That’s the synopsis from UCCS economist Tom Zwirlein, who presented an analysis about the Pikes Peak region during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum on Thursday. “We’re better off than we were a year ago. We’re growing, slowly but […]
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