The Regional Leadership Forum made headlines last week when the Colorado Springs City Council tapped it to sort out requests to lease Memorial Health System. But what — and who — is the Regional Leadership Forum? It’s a private, volunteer group comprised of business and community representatives from the city’s most powerful organizations that has […]
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The Mountain states — Colorado, Utah and Wyoming — continue to exceed the national index in sales, employment, inventories and delivery lead time. For the 39th straight month, the overall index for the Mountain States region, a leading economic indicator, advanced above growth neutral of 50, according to the Denver-based Goss Institute for Economic Research. […]
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Eight college teams, including three from Colorado, are vying for $35,000 in cash prizes and a title of best sports/outdoor business plan. The business plan competition is the brain child of Tom Duening, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. He spent a year thinking about various business sectors and […]
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What do coaches say to teams when things seem out of synch, when players are struggling, doing their best but somehow not clicking? The effort may be there, but the results aren’t. “Let the game come to you.” If you’ve ever played a team sport, you’ve heard those words. Your coach sees that you’re not […]
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Still under construction, the Pinery at the Hill now offers exclusive club memberships. The Club at the Pinery at the Hill will sell annual memberships for $2,850, and with that come many “deep discounts,” said owner Mitch Yellen. At least initially, Yellen expects to sell between 100 and 150 memberships. He said the current owners […]
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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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Colorado’s high-tech innovation sector is competitive with the rest of the nation – but falls short in the number of jobs at startups, the survival rate of small businesses and self-employed innovation company. The good news: the state exceeds the national average for public funding of companies and its educated workforce. The information comes from […]
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The drought in the Southwest may help 29-year-old Chad Bicker get to his goal of being a full-time farmer and rancher by the time he’s 40. As farmers in Texas and other bone-dry areas sell cattle because they can’t grow hay or afford to buy feed, Bicker has been buying animals for his farm in […]
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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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If you want to understand what makes Philip Anschutz tick, you might want to take a look at his eponymous art collection, housed at the American Museum of Western Art in Denver. Open to the public since May 2012, the museum houses more than 300 iconic paintings of the American West, most executed between 1820 […]
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Einstein Bros. Bagels new location on a prominent downtown corner could be the first of several new locations in the Colorado Springs area. “Colorado Springs is an underdeveloped market for us, and we felt like it was a good time to expand in that area,” said Mike Ellis, executive vice president of franchise development. He […]
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Colorado Springs’ small businesses are frustrated over the lack of available capital and some say a lack of qualified workers is a problem too. The issues were identified in the 2011 Pikes Peak Region Business Climate Survey, released today by Summit Economics. Overall, the Colorado Springs business climate is about the same or worse than […]
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