The city of Colorado Springs has embarked upon a two-year, $500,000 process to update its comprehensive plan. Why bother? Isn’t the existing comprehensive plan sufficient to the city’s needs? “Since the plan was last updated, our city’s needs and priorities have changed,” said Planning Director Peter Wysocki last week. “There are concerns about infill development, […]
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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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Look at “more bang for the buck” from a new angle. Buying local is a powerful way to make your dollar work harder — creating jobs, increasing wealth, helping the environment and strengthening the community. “There’s no argument. When you spend locally, more of it stays in the local economy,” said Nathan Landry, Colorado Springs […]
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This week the National Cyber Intelligence Center’s board of directors changed the center’s name and announced its nationally searching for the center’s CEO to reveal by the fall, according to city officials. The board voted July 5 to change the name from the National Cyber Intelligence Center to the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) because of “competing […]
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Following Walmart’s 2013 commitment to hire U.S. veterans, the organization announced May 25 they have employed 3,278 veterans in Colorado and 130,828 nationwide. Three years ago on Memorial Day, the multinational retail corporation announced its Welcome Home Commitment, guaranteeing job offers to honorably discharged veterans within 12 months of active duty. The organization set a […]
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By the end of 2016, Monument’s Pikes Peak Brewing Company expects to be the top-producing craft brewery in the county — and one of the top 20 in the state. Not bad for owner Chris Wright, who was only home brewing beer five years ago. This month, Wright announced plans for Project BASECAMP, which will […]
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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series on the reconstruction of the South Nevada Avenue corridor.) Colorado Springs residents and visitors will be able to live, shop and eat at a variety of new businesses and infrastructure along South Tejon Street and South Nevada Avenue once the area receives a multi-million-dollar facelift, […]
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Downtown Partnership’s president and CEO, Susan Edmondson thought she would be doing the presenting of awards Thursday morning at the organization’s annual breakfast. Instead, the first honor of the program at the Antlers Hilton went to Edmondson herself. Mayor John Suthers, wrapping up his planned brief remarks to start the agenda, presented Edmondson with a […]
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Traditionally, business people in Colorado Springs choose to invest in real estate, leaving little money for venture capital or angel investing for the city’s startups. A local venture capital group wants to change the local culture by inviting Denver investors and companies to the Springs. Organizers and business leaders believe collaboration with neighbors to the […]
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Manufacturing in Colorado proved to be a major economic driver in May, according to the latest report from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The report said new orders are growing faster than jobs in Colorado. “To accommodate this growth, manufacturers in the state are expanding the hourly workweek for current employees much faster than […]
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Resources and advice for small businesses are the focus of the Small Business Development Center’s annual Small Business Week, slated for June 8-12. The events kick off Monday night, with a seminar about local government services, while Tuesday’s event  covers advice about marketing on a small budget. Wednesday’s meeting covers state and federal resources. Thursday evening’s […]
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Four months ago, when the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance began looking for a new president and CEO, the group’s leaders promised a thorough search that would focus on finding the best candidate — preferably someone already in our midst. That, plus the RBA setting up a selection committee to come up with possible options, […]
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