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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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Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series examining partnerships between the military and the civilian business sector. In November, Peterson Air Force Base added 276 acres to the tract it leases from Colorado Springs Airport, bringing the size of the base to 1,476 acres. It was the latest development in the 52-year-old […]
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While local housing experts agree the rising rental costs in the Pikes Peak region need to be addressed, most do not believe the answer lies in a proposed legislative measure that would have allowed local municipalities in Colorado to set rent control policies. The controversial Senate Bill 225 is likely dead prior to its second […]
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The Pikes Peak Region Small Business Week had humble beginnings. Seven years ago, the Better Business Bureau and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center partnered to bring a] 100-person event to Colorado Springs. This year’s 7th Annual Small Business Week will attract an expected 5,000 people from Sunday, May 5, through Thursday, May 9, […]
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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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With full-strength beer seemingly “on every corner” thanks to new state liquor laws, some Pikes Peak-area retailers are feeling the squeeze more than others. “The meat department, the produce department, the bakery — it’s everywhere, in front of everybody,” said Jack Bachman, owner of Cheers Liquor Mart on Circle Drive. “The Safeway behind me [at […]
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It’s a Monday morning and the Cyber Tech Studios’ first class of the day is humming. Housed in Palmer High School, the high-tech space hosts pupils working on an assortment of projects during their Game Design IV course. Instructor Sean Wybrant looks on along with guests Shawn Gullixson, a Colorado Springs School District 11 board […]
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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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Joe had learning disabilities that made high school difficult for him. “I was good in math but failed everything else, so I just gave up and dropped out,” Joe (last name withheld) wrote in “Stone Soup,”  a publication of Pikes Peak Library District’s Adult Education Division. Adopted by his grandparents after his mother died, and […]
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Much like the rest of the state, Pueblo County School District 70 struggles to fill certain teaching positions. Highly competitive fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, along with career and technical education courses, are consistently difficult to staff, said Andy Beeman, the district’s director of personnel services. “This year we seem to be […]
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As an international space crowd descended on The Broadmoor for the 35th Space Symposium, there was big news for Colorado Springs: The city is now home to the space industry’s first information sharing and analysis center. The Business Journal reported April 11 that the new nonprofit Space ISAC, unveiled that afternoon during a classified session […]
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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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