Colorado Springs is enjoying a booming economy right now. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Colorado Springs area’s gross domestic product — an estimate of the value of goods and services produced in a metropolitan area — increased 5 percent in 2017, the biggest gain since 2010. But the rising economic tide […]
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  The shape and scope of Creekwalk — a key piece in the burgeoning development in the South Nevada Urban Renewal Area — has been revealed. The 61,700-square-foot shopping center will sit on approximately 11 acres, stretching from Ramona Avenue south to East Cheyenne Road, bounded by South Nevada Avenue and Cheyenne Creek.   Creekwalk […]
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Southeast Colorado Springs has become a hot spot for home sales between $200,000 and $300,000. “There is definitely an upswing of activity in that price range in the Southeast part of town,” said Joe Clement, owner of RE/MAX Properties Inc. “The rest of the city is having trouble in that price range because it has […]
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It wasn’t your usual Saturday crowd at Chapel Hills Mall. If you were at the mall the weekend of Aug. 25, you might have seen a Darth Vader look-alike perusing the merchandise at Dick’s Sporting Goods, a Daenerys Targaryen sipping a soft drink in the food court, and a few Star Trek crew members strolling […]
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Boeing’s 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook shows the demand for pilots is skyrocketing while supply is shrinking — and regional airports are likely to be hardest hit. When Alaska Airlines pulled out of the Springs last November the pilot shortage was to blame, and Colorado Springs Airport is not alone in losing routes and airlines […]
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The robots aren’t coming. Artificial intelligence and automation are changing the workplace and the way we tackle our jobs, but futurist Thomas Frey says new technologies aren’t about to put the country in the unemployment line. First of all, “in general, we’re not really at a stage of artificial intelligence,” said Frey, founder of the […]
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Educational institutions are using technology to assist teachers, make a wealth of material available to students and virtually transcend the traditional classroom. “We have a whole initiative in place because we have to prepare students for a world yet to be imagined,” said Devra Ashby, public information officer at Colorado Springs School District 11. “The […]
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In Salt Lake City, Utah, the Department of Transportation uses smart applications to observe and manage traffic in real time. A government portal enables residents to track with pinpoint accuracy when buses will arrive at their stops. Sensors around the state monitor how Salt Lake City and other communities are affecting the environment. Currently in […]
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South Nevada Avenue is set for another burst of activity and transformation in the coming weeks. Construction has been a staple in the urban renewal area over the past year, but behind the scenes and the growing row of retail storefronts, hundreds of wheels are turning on projects that will breathe new life into the […]
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The National Retail Federation reported Aug. 9 that imports at the nation’s major container ports have set new records this summer and are expected to set another one this month. The federation and Hackett Associates, a consultant to the international maritime industry, issued the monthly Global Port Tracker report, which indicated that retailers appear to […]
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It’s no secret that Colorado’s rural areas lack medical services. According to the Colorado Rural Health Center, an Aurora-based nonprofit organization that serves as Colorado’s state office of rural health, 13 Colorado counties do not have a hospital, and two counties do not have a clinic or even a single doctor. While Pikes Peak Regional […]
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In the past two weeks, two stunning announcements about sports stadium development have been made in southern Colorado. Visions for the projects in Colorado Springs and Pueblo were much the same: stimulate economic development by bringing sports teams downtown to play in multipurpose venues. Both plans featured public-private partnerships, and both had lodging properties as […]
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