Tammy Donahugh’s done Crankworx, a world-class mountain biking competition. Now she does the books. But whether she’s tackling terrain or managing numbers, she always likes to make sure she’s in control. A California native, she lost the crowds and gained more “terrain” when she moved to Colorado over a decade ago. Now she focuses on […]
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Whatever happened to Silicon Mountain? I will just touch the surface. There have been several threads running mostly in parallel. First thread: Mostek was founded in Dallas with Texas money, and was in the semiconductor memory business. Plans for the Colorado Springs facility were finalized in 1979. Mostek was purchased by United Technologies (UTC), and […]
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Eight-millimeter films taken by Nancy Theken’s father instilled in her a passion for filmmaking. Fast-forward a few decades and the Colorado Springs mother of four has now helped produce two feature-length films and is making the film festival circuit in Europe and North America. The first film she worked on, “Haze,” showed how binge drinking […]
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The Colorado Springs commercial real estate market continued to see slow growth during the first quarter of 2015, with land investments and planned development spurring the region’s hope for cross-cutting growth in the year to come, according to Quantum Commercial Group’s quarterly report. The report, released this week by the Colorado Springs-based real estate firm, […]
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Colorado Springs-based Symetrix Corp.’s innovative new non-volatile resistive RAM technology has become a linchpin in the company’s partnership with an international tech giant. The company’s correlated electron random access memory, or CeRAM, is now being evaluated by ARM Holdings “as part of its strategy in embedded nonvolatile memory offerings,” Symetrix officials said in a news […]
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School security is a rapidly growing business nationwide. According to CNNMoney, school districts are increasing their investments in video surveillance, entry control systems, training and security forces. Colorado Springs school districts are no exception. Although local districts don’t disclose the specifics of security measures such as placement of cameras, they want parents to know that […]
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Colorado’s vision for a spaceport at Front Range Airport just got a step closer to reality. The Federal Aviation Administration just gave the state a $200,000 grant for a feasibility study for the spaceport. Colorado’s application for a spaceport is part of a collaborative public-private, statewide partnership, said Sen. Michael Bennett in a press release […]
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Psst … here’s, well, not exactly a secret, but at least a marker to look for that signals economic recovery. “Once you see signs that people are going back to work, that’s usually a sign that the recession is winding down,” said Tom Zwirlein, director of the Southern Colorado Economic Forum and a professor of […]
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The growth of the space industry in Colorado Springs might be the best-kept secret in town. Everyone’s familiar with the Air Force Space Command. But few people realize, for instance, that NASA’s deep-space equipment — including the Mars Rover — is monitored by ITT Systems on Powers Boulevard. Boeing Corp., meanwhile, is working on missile […]
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Retailers are losing their traditional television audiences to cable, their radio listeners to satellite services and newspaper readers to the Internet. So Vestcom, a company that makes price labels that adorn shelves nationwide is developing a different way to reach shoppers: video monitors attached to store shelves.
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Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. President Mike Kazmierski is watching three items in the New Year that he believes have the potential to produce sustained economic growth for the city. They involve Fort Carson, relocating companies and a new mayor. For starters, Kazmierski is optimistic that an Army Combat Aviation Brigade will be created […]
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Forget Wall Street. The National Federation of Independent Businesses wants people to Occupy Small Businesses. “There’s only one way out of this recession, and that’s when small businesses – not big corporations – start ringing up sales. Period,” said Tony Gagliardi, executive director of NFIB in Colorado. He is calling on Coloradans to reserve Saturday […]
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