It may seem like career opportunities would be more plentiful outside small cities like Pueblo, but its size is one reason it’s a great place to be a young professional. Instead of competing for mentorships and resources with the many aspiring professionals in bigger cities, Pueblo has more to help young adults than first meets […]
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Colorado Springs residents may periodically complain about utility rates, but they’re in pretty good shape compared to their southern neighbor, Pueblo. The two largest cities in the greater Pikes Peak region are only 40 miles apart, but their electric utility costs are very different. Based on national averages, Colorado Springs rates for commercial, industrial and […]
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It’s a tale of two close, but diverse cities: Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Located less than an hour apart, business owners often find themselves asking “why not” when it comes to opening a second location in one of the two regions. The reasons for doing so can vary, but commonly business owners cite market potential […]
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RazMaTaz Established: 1988 Employees: 5 Location: 335 S. Union Ave., Pueblo Contact: shoprazmataz.com; 719-544-3721 While preparing to mark its 30th anniversary, a woman-owned store in Pueblo was recognized for its contributions to the business community. In September, RazMaTaz received the first Spotlight on Local Business Award from the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners. The store […]
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Pueblo will see increased economic impact from L3 Doss over the next decade, thanks to a $2.9 million grant from the city of Pueblo and the renewal of a 10-year pilot training contract with the Air Force. A military flight training facility located next to the Pueblo Memorial Airport, L3 Doss is expected to bring […]
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Pueblo’s historic Eastside was the city’s first neighborhood. Today, it’s a hub for small, family-owned businesses that have been in the area for decades — some have been open in the same location for 50 years. But in recent years, the Eastside has shown its age, and many business owners blame an apathetic city government […]
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Donielle Gonzales fondly remembers the days when, as an ambassador for the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, she attended ribbon cuttings and other ceremonies wearing a scarf, necklace and earrings adorned with the likenesses of Pueblo chiles. Now she’s the chamber’s tourism director and also executive director of the Pueblo Chile Growers Association. “From a chamber […]
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It’s a southern Colorado business story that began more than 50 years ago in Rocky Ford. That’s where Sylvia Gobin purchased an office supply store (which has since closed) that eventually expanded to seven locations in the region, employing four generations of her family. Bob Gobin, Sylvia’s son, is now president of the business. He […]
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A drive down 41st Lane in Pueblo looks exactly like farmland portrayed in movies: green fields, vast acreage and scattered barns. On that road, 3 Sisters Farm and Dairy might blend in with the rest of the view, but the mission behind this family business is to stand out and educate the public about the […]
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Railroad passenger service could create a major economic impact for Pueblo and all along the Front Range, says Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace, who has worked for several years to make that a reality. “It’s not just Pueblo, but Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Fort Collins,” Pace said. Limited service in Pueblo has been approved — […]
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Retail marijuana is helping kids go to college — at least in Pueblo County. Revenue from the excise tax on retail marijuana sales has provided $420,000 for 210 high school graduates from Pueblo County to attend either Pueblo Community College or Colorado State University-Pueblo in the fall. The $2,000 scholarships are renewable each year for […]
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It was an idea that grew out of a mentoring program in Pueblo — and now the concept is looking to go nationwide this year. Diana Hall, owner and founder of ActivArmor, which manufactures 3D-printed splints, was running the La Jente Mentoring Program on Pueblo’s Eastside. During her 2½ years there, among the six or […]
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