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A decommissioned passenger car from the Pikes Peak Cog Railway will reside at the new Switchbacks stadium in downtown Colorado Springs. Manitou Springs City Council accepted the cog management’s offer to keep three of the cars it is getting rid of as it rebuilds and restores the railway and adds new cars — a project that […]
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The Colorado attorney general has filed a complaint against a Florida-based company suspected of engaging in unregistered debt management services for Colorado consumers. Consumer and Business Debt Counseling services is suspected of providing back end debt management services for the Johnson Law Group, another Orlando, Fla.-based company that, earlier this year, the state has filed […]
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By Pam Zubeck The dreaded “R” word appears only once in the city’s 2019 budget, but fear of a recession might be driving the city’s revenue forecast, which is less optimistic than the previous year’s prediction. The 2018 city budget’s outlook predicted sales and use tax revenue would exceed $207 million in 2023 and noted […]
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  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is considering cuts for big game hunting for elk, deer and pronghorn sheep this year.   The commission is meeting Thursday in Grand Junction, where members will decide the best ways to stabilize herds.   Biologists are recommending a quota of 139,000 limited elk licenses, which represents a […]
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Furloughed federal employees are feeling the pain of missing two paychecks during the lingering government shutdown, but for most local businesses, the effects appear to be minimal — at least so far. Local businesspeople and officials say they are concerned, however, that the impacts will worsen if the shutdown stretches on much longer. According to […]
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Colorado legislators are working their way through a wide variety of bills that would affect businesses. Among the top issues they’re talking about are simplification of the state sales and use tax system, paid family and medical leave, retirement savings and regulations concerning the cannabis industry. The Business Journal asked several business advocacy organizations and […]
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Visit Colorado Springs President and CEO Doug Price and several other Colorado Springs folks were sitting in the Nashville airport waiting for a flight home in June 2015. Price and the delegation, including newly elected Mayor John Suthers’ wife, Janet, had traveled to Nashville on a chamber of commerce benchmarking trip. “We got to spend […]
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The Colorado legislature passed and sent to Gov. Jared Polis more than 450 bills during the session that ended May 3. It will take weeks for Polis and his staff to review and decide whether to sign all of those bills, many of which were passed in the last few days of the session. Scores […]
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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser thinks of his office as “the lawyer for the people.” Since assuming the AG position in January, Weiser, a Democrat, has been meeting with people around the state to hear their concerns. Weiser sat down with representatives of Colorado Publishing House, the parent company of the Colorado Springs Business Journal, […]
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Employee stock ownership plans offer tax advantages to business owners and incentivize employees to help their company prosper. But in Colorado Springs, ESOPs are little known and seldom used. According to the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, there are only about 150 employee-owned firms in the state. Gov. Jared Polis aims to change that. On […]
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Standing among solar arrays at the Jefferson County Community Solar Garden in Arvada, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced May 30 that he was signing into law a suite of 11 clean energy bills. Seven of the bills make big changes in mandates for the state departments that deal with energy, in accordance with Polis’ “Roadmap […]
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The state of Colorado is working with local jurisdictions to tackle issues from transportation to cybersecurity, Gov. Jared Polis said at a town hall May 4 at Sierra High School. Polis spoke about projects he’s working on and answered questions at the event, sponsored by the Business Journal and sister publications the Colorado Springs Independent […]
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