WOODLAND PARK — The City Above the Clouds is open for business. According to Brian Fleer, executive director of its Office of Economic and Downtown Development, the Teller County city of about 7,000 has weathered a “catastrophic” national economic downturn, and the rebound is palpable. “The good news is, we’ve come out of the recession. […]
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El Paso County residents are highly educated, younger than many expect and paid lower wages than peers in competitive regions throughout the state. Those were a few of the takeaways during Vectra Bank’s annual Pikes Peak Economic Forecast Breakfast, which took place April 18 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Despite some hurdles, local data continues […]
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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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Mayor Steve Bach spent 15 fast-paced minutes expounding on his favorite recent priorities, City for Champions and stormwater, in his keynote speech Wednesday morning at the Downtown Partnership’s 16th annual Breakfast with the Mayor. Addressing a record crowd for the event of about 400 at the Antlers Hilton, Bach implored the audience to embrace the […]
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Of all the City for Champions proposals in the application for state Regional Tourism Act funding, the UCCS proposal is the only one that will happen with or without state support. The UCCS Sports Medicine and Performance Center is scheduled to be part of the university’s Health, Arts and Wellness Village — and is part […]
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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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As stolid and unimaginative as our little city sometimes seems, it has had its share of dreamers and schemers, folks who weren’t afraid to reach for the brass ring. Some of their dreams came true — but many others didn’t. Colorado Springs didn’t host the Winter Olympics in 1956 or 1960. No railroad tunnel was […]
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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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At its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 28, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority board approved the Copper Ridge Redevelopment Plan on a narrow 5-3 vote. Of the nine active urban renewal projects approved by CSURA, Copper Ridge is easily the most controversial. City Council originally approved the plan in 2010, but deferred action on […]
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Creating jobs and increasing business opportunities in southeast Colorado Springs is one goal of a bill that is also designed to reduce crime in the area of the city that seems left behind in the current economic renaissance.
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So, you might be wondering, what has the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance done for us lately? From one statistic, which President and CEO Joe Raso smartly chose to lead off his RBA member investor briefing Tuesday, that answer might not be so positive. Raso informed the audience of business leaders that on Dec. 13, […]
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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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