Gov. John Hickenlooper released an updated version of the statewide economic development plan created earlier this year to spur Colorado’s economy, help businesses grow and attract new jobs to the state. “Colorado is already seeing the benefits of taking a bottom-up, collaborative approach to economic development,” Hickenlooper said. “Earlier this month, Arrow Electronics announced it […]
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Secretary of State Scott Gessler is slashing fees on business filings to boost jobs. Gessler said Thursday the state already has some of the lowest fees in the nation. The new fees will be effective Nov. 1. The biggest cut will be for nonprofit organizations, which are being cut from $50 to $20. Several other […]
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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs announced an executive from aerospace firm Northrop Grumman will visit the Colorado Springs campus Wednesday to present the school a $70,000 grant. Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of the company’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense division, will be presenting the research grant for faculty-led research to Chancellor […]
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Colorado Springs Fire Chief Richard Brown will retire April 30 after 32 years with the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Brown was appointed chief by Mayor Steve Bach, after Steve Cox left the position to become chief of staff under the mayor’s administration. And even though Bach says he’ll name an interim fire chief by April […]
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Clipping and saving coupons is a way of life for many — so it shouldn’t be any surprise that Internet technology giant Google wants a cut. Google has announced that it will offer local discount coupons to people who use its Google Maps service. Other companies that have been distributing online coupons include ValPak and CoolSavings, and Silicon Valley start-ups like Coupons Inc. and Zixxo.
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Outgoing CEO Larry McEvoy will receive a total severance package of $1.5 million, under term of an agreement still to be finalized by the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees and McEvoy.
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Aerospace firm Sierra Nevada Corp. announced last week that its subsidiary has chosen Colorado Springs as the site for an $88-million high-end aircraft completions complex, which will create an estimated 2,100 jobs and a $5-billion economic impact. Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of SNC that launched in October, chose the Colorado Aerospace Park at the Colorado […]
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House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday dismissed a Senate bill that could punish China for undervaluing its currency, saying it was “pretty dangerous” for Congress to tell another country how to run its monetary policy. Boehner’s statement to reporters came a day after the Senate voted 79-19 to advance legislation making it easier to impose […]
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Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has established an agricultural disaster fund to help people whose farms were damaged by a fire that swept through Yuma County earlier this week. Farmers and ranchers lost miles of fencing, hay and grass. The fire endangered humans, livestock, structures and homes, but is now 100 percent contained. It burned a […]
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Spectranetics Corp., a Colorado Springs-based medical device manufacturer, announced today that it plans to buy Israeli medical-device maker Upstream Peripheral Technologies for $5.5 million, plus additional milestone payments. Upstream Peripheral Technologies, an affiliate of  ARAN Research Development & Prototypes Ltd., has produced tools that streamline peripheral vascular procedures and minimize radiation exposure. The acquisition allows Spectranetics to expand its vascular intervention […]
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The Regional Leadership Forum should consider being more transparent, more open, said Colorado Springs City Council members. The remarks came at the end of a presentation by Pam Keller of Keller Homes, who is also an individual member of the forum. “Are the meetings open?” asked council member Brandy Williams. “Do people know when they […]
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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is endorsing the El Paso County sheriff in his appeal to raise taxes to provide money for critical operations. Sheriff Terry Maketa is asking for a .o023 county-wide sales tax, which would produce $17 million a year for eight years to hire more jailers and more deputies for patrol, […]
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