The Colorado House of Representatives is considering a bill that seeks to create a comprehensive international export development program for advanced industries. Proponents say House Bill 1193 is a tool for the state’s small- and medium-sized industries that might not have resources needed to export goods overseas. The bill will provide money, training and consulting […]
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Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics has grown from $100 million in sales four years ago to almost $300 million in 2015. Yet, the company has no problems with the prospect of losing about 25 percent of that amount this year. The firm, with 800 employees globally, manufactures devices that clear occluded veins in the legs and eliminate […]
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Shhh. Don’t let your boss know it’s Cyber Monday – the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday that Americans go to work and do their holiday shopping online. Even though the management might frown on it, more and more people appear to be using the day to shop while on the company dime. This year, 68.5 […]
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The Energy Resource Center keeps people safe when their homes try to poison them. The ERC tests homes for air and water leaks, carbon monoxide levels, proper insulation and other energy factors, for 43 percent of the people living under the federal poverty level in Colorado. When energy inefficiencies are found, the ERC will fix […]
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he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act failed to solve one health care riddle: how to pay for long-term care for the rising tide of the nation’s aging population.
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Last year, vital information from 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was hacked from JPMorgan & Chase, the North Koreans allegedly breached Sony Pictures, and reported cyber attacks against Target, Neiman Marcus, Coca Cola, Home Depot and other companies cost banks an estimated $1 billion in damages. In fact, the number of international cyber […]
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Epicentral Coworking, a communal workspace in downtown Colorado Springs, announced Thursday that it has been chosen by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as one of five locations to host the Go Code Colorado Challenge. During the apps challenge March 21 to 23, teams of tech developers and entrepreneurs in five regions across the state […]
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Colorado is moving forward with its health insurance exchange, as required under the Affordable Care Act. The state is submitting a second establishment grant to the federal government to pay for planning, purchasing technology and developing customer service operations for the period between October 2012 and July 2013. The group will submit the application before […]
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Another group has signaled its support for the city’s Regional Tourism Act application – a grant proposal that would bring a downtown stadium, an Olympic museum, a new visitors center at the Air Force Academy and a sports medicine center at UCCS. The University of Colorado Board of Regents passed a resolution supporting Colorado Springs’ […]
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Fewer, smaller branches will have to serve skittish small-biz customers By Claude Solnik Dolan Media Newswires Financial industry experts expect to see more bank branches — during the short term. Nationwide, there were 99,456 bank branches as of June, 10,000 more than during 2004, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. In Colorado Springs, in-store […]
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Debbie Balch wanted to expand her home-based marketing research and consulting business but finding the proper office building was a concern. That’s when a discussion with her accountant made the decision an easy one. Turns out the building Balch and her husband, Jeff, were looking at was part of the Enterprise Zone Program, an area […]
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In a time of shifting military operations, breaches in governmental secrecy and federal sequestration, one local defense contractor is working to bolster America’s bottom line. Intecon, a Colorado Springs-based information technology company that provides networks, cyber support and security as well as other related services for the military, has found its niche as a veteran-owned […]
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