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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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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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School systems across El Paso County are using robotics to introduce the basics of computer science as early as the elementary grades. At least five systems in the county are engaged with or are exploring the concept, said Tina Granato, director of computer science education at mindSpark Learning, a nonprofit that is helping train teachers […]
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On the booming Powers corridor, vacancies are rare and quickly filled.
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PPCC is undergoing its most significant expansion since the opening of the Rampart Range campus in 1998.
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Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a two-part series with nine local stakeholders discussing their industries and how they’re preparing for the next economic downturn. With all the new businesses and rooftops sprouting up in Colorado Springs, it may be hard for some to imagine another recession could be around the corner. However, […]
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As the population of older Coloradans increases, the senior living industry is providing more choices. The Pikes Peak region has seen a lot of growth in large, private-pay, corporate-backed assisted living communities, where residents occupy small apartments and have access to on-site dining services and a range of amenities. Options for in-home care, such as […]
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Bitcoin survived a savage 2018, losing about three-quarters of its value between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31. Ether and Ripple fared worse, and the year’s end brought a slew of headlines asking, “Is Bitcoin Dead?” and “Is Cryptocurrency Dead for Good?” It’s complicated, but the short answer is no. Undoubtedly, the crypto industry had a […]
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El Paso County Public Health is perhaps best known as a place where flu shots are given and as an agency that inspects restaurants. But the department also provides a broad spectrum of services and works with a range of businesses to address safety issues and keep the workforce healthy. Governed by a volunteer board […]
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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series with nine local stakeholders discussing their industries and how they’re preparing for the next economic downturn.  It’s an interesting time to live in Colorado Springs, let alone to run a business. Though the city’s booming economy might encourage increased investment, many fear the next economic […]
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Mayor John Suthers is bullish about Colorado Springs in 2019. “There’s going to be a lot of good news,” Suthers said in a year-end interview with the Business Journal. “There are so many things in the pipeline all coming to fruition in 2019. … I’m a little nervous about the national economy but, you know, […]
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The local health care industry saw a change in leadership at one of the city’s largest hospitals along with the nurse shortage and two epidemics — opioid and teen vaping — topping headlines in 2018. Shifting roles In early August, the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Board of Directors unanimously selected the interim chief executive officer […]
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