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Congratulations this week to the City of Fountain for its 2002 designations as one of the country’s top ten “All American Cities.” Mayor Ken Barela and City Manager, Greg Nyhoff, along with the Fountain City Council definitely get credit for raising the awareness, the commitment and the money (the national competition requires that a city […]
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According to UCCS College of Business and Administration’s Southern Colorado Economic Forum Senior Economist Fred Crowley, Colorado Springs has begun to recover from a brief recession, but is trailing the national recovery by several months. He arrives at this conclusion in the Forum’s Quarterly Updates and Estimates. His analysis is based on measuring several key […]
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Taa Dixon, a 1994 Colorado College grad with a flair for big-picture thinking, started 720 Media, a website design and strategic marketing firm in Colorado Springs. Two years later, her company has already developed an enviable list of premier marketing accounts. This rising star in the Pikes Peak region’s entrepreneurial skies heads a young team […]
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Last year’s departure of Quantum’s manufacturing operation, downsizing at MCI and Intel as well as a shake-out in the dot.com industry has left its legacy in sublease space. The glut of vacant, but leased office and industrial space exceeds 1.3 million square feet in second quarter 2002 – pushing overall vacancies to an eight-year high. […]
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Calling for private citizen and business community participation to build a better Colorado Springs, City Manager Lorne Kramer addressed a receptive audience of 200 Economic Development Corporation (EDC) members, politicians, nonprofit leaders and media representatives on Thursday, July 11 at the Colorado Hall. On hand for the event were new Deputy City Manager, Dave Nickerson […]
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High-end buyers are still snapping up executive home sites along the Front Range like crazy. In spite of a slow national economy, luxury communities like Stratton Preserve, Stratton Pines, Stratton Forest, The Spires, University Park, Pine Creek, Cedar Heights and The Broadmoor Resort Community, for example, are recovering nicely from the fall 2001 down market. […]
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Those that attended the June 19 RCIS luncheon were treated to not one, but two high quality presenters. Colorado Springs-based sports psychologist and counselor, Dr. Gayle Davis, described how to hang tough through an uncertain market, and explained how to avoid negative “self-talk” (not that any of us ever experience the temptation…). David Seamon, EDC’s […]
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When a prime piece of real estate became available in downtown Old Colorado City, Kaye and David Caster didn’t hesitate purchasing it.Ironically, fire destroyed the old building, which once served as the town’s fire station, police department and jail. In later years, the building was a gift shop with apartments on the top floor. The […]
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A June 19 Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting economic forecast sees continued slowing in residential and nonresidential construction throughout this year and into 2003 — with a more dire look than previous forecasts. State economists reported residential construction down 9.4 percent in April from April 2001 and nonresidential construction, excluding public projects like […]
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Colorado Spring’s FirTree Apartments at 3835 Radiant Dr. was the first property to receive certification in the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. Conducted in partnership with the Apartment Association of Colorado Springs, the program trains rental-property owners, apartment managers, leasing agents, maintenance staff and other personnel in how to stop illegal activities […]
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Big retail contributed big wads of money to local construction, according to permits filed with the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Wal-Mart pulled permits to build its nearly $9 million, 208,433-square-foot store at 1575 Space Center Dr. And Target pulled permits for a $1.7 million remodel of its store at 335 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado […]
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Johnny Nolan, a popular long-time bar manager of the Ritz Grill, has opened his own new restaurant and tavern called SouthSide Johnny’s. Nolan, along with partners Dave Lux and Luke Travins, owners of Concept Restaurants, said they have developed a new model for the lower area of downtown Colorado Springs. SouthSide Johnny’s features a full […]
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