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In many communities, economic development is viewed as an investment in the community’s future. Economic development can be viewed in several different ways, from encouraging an entrepreneurial and startup-friendly business environment to actively recruiting larger companies to relocate to our region. Communities across the country see economic development as a requirement to remain competitive in […]
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Better-than-expected economic growth and strong home sales in the U.S. are pushing the dollar higher against most major currencies. The Commerce Department said that the economy grew at a 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter. That’s better than its initial estimate of 1.5 percent. Separately, the National Association of Realtors said that its […]
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In an historic New Year’s Day session, the House of Representatives passed a bill that preserved Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, but raised taxes on people making more than $400,000 a year. The compromises also averts a 27 percent cut in reimbursement levels for doctors who treat Medicare patients, and fixes the “dairy […]
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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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An agreement between the city of Manitou Springs and the Manitou Urban Renewal Authority will result in a $1.8 million windfall for the city in the next 18 months. At its June 5 meeting, Manitou’s City Council approved an agreement that will allow the city to retain tax increment funding it normally remits to the […]
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DENVER — With its single ally on the inside of the process changing sides from the dais to the audience, a contingent of civic and government leaders from Colorado Springs presented their case Wednesday for the City for Champions project to the state Economic Development Commission. EDC member Chuck Murphy, after confirming Tuesday that he […]
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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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CenturyLink, in partnership with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, is promoting the Small Business Spotlight, which provides exposure to 35 small businesses over the course of the minor league baseball season. The Spotlight is designed to help small businesses in the Colorado Springs area. In the current economic […]
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A new State of Downtown report reveals a vibrant downtown Colorado Springs where people are increasingly coming to dine, shop, attend events and live. “Downtown has experienced incredible growth over the past couple of years with new businesses and establishments choosing to locate in the heart of our city,” Mayor John Suthers stated in an […]
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A lending opportunity is available to residents and businesses operating in Southeast Colorado Springs with the goal of helping prevent crime. “This is one of the most exciting and innovative approaches to criminal justice reform in the nation,” said Rep. Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs. “The Transforming Safety project is an elegant meeting of economic development […]
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Before the U.S. became a nation of suburbs, neighborhoods would often include small cafés and markets mixed among the houses. “I think that’s one of the reasons we wanted to open Willamette Market and Deli,” said co-owner Natalie Peck. “We are from Portland [Ore.] and could walk from our house there to a market and […]
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There’s good news and bad news with the Colorado Springs economy, according to Dr. Tatiana Bailey, the incoming director of the Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which took place Oct. 10 at the Antlers Hilton. Bailey and her colleague, UCCS professor Tom Zwirlein, spoke to about 500 persons attending the Forum. After 18 years with Zwirlein […]
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