There’s one industry that routinely posts double-digit sales tax increases month after month. It’s a mature industry, around for 15 years, and one that is highly regulated by the state. It seems like our “business-friendly” City Council would embrace such an industry. Instead, the group has shown a woeful amount...
For the first time in more than a decade, Colorado’s working families can earn a state earned income tax credit when they file taxes next year. The credit — 10 percent of the federal tax credit with the same name — is expected to provide $75 million to poor and...
To the Editor: How wonderful that the Business Journal continues to promote projects like the 30- to 100- (his words) story apartment building proposed by Perry Sanders. Both of these gentlemen are perfectly comfortable with building a tower over the gentle, low buildings of downtown Colorado Springs, blocking the view of...
Long after the housing crisis that contributed to the 2008 Great Recession, the real-estate industry is celebrating a 5 percent increase in home prices and a 26.7 percent increase in rental rates in the Colorado Springs region. It’s good news, right? The rate of home sales is rising quickly — Zillow...
Managing growth, maintaining vitality We believe: It’s anticipated that by 2020 Colorado Springs will have nearly 20,000 more people since 2020. The time is right to start planning for that growth — or face the consequences that come with unmanaged development. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. The watchword...
For most of the four decades since first moving to Colorado Springs in 1977, my strategy for dealing with summer tourism has been simple: Stay away from crowds and busy areas as much as possible. In particular, avoid the crush of Manitou Springs at all costs. The reasoning was easy to...
You might be forgiven for supposing that Councilmember Don Knight has been solely focused on efforts to expand Council’s powers (or reclaim them from Mayor Bach!), while valiantly fighting against any local public funding for the “City for Champions” proposal. Not so! The Knight of Sorrowful Mien has been busy at work behind the scenes, […]
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It’s easy to be an entrepreneur, isn’t it? You come up with an idea; you get it funded; you share space with other entrepreneurs; you hang out with cool, successful people and do cool, successful things. Hey, if Jessica Alba can do it, why not you? If only it were that easy....
“Clang, clang, clang went the trolley Ding, ding, ding went the bell.”  – The Trolley Song Colorado Springs residents once again could hear the clang of trolleys downtown, the ding of their bells near UCCS. It will just take some contractual wrangling, political will and some cash — but not as much as...
The recently released Colorado Springs Bike Share report is full of cheery forecasts, hopeful assumptions and wistful yearnings. The worthy folks who conceived the idea and then helped fund and put together the comprehensive 46-page feasibility study deserve our thanks and support. Send ’em good thoughts and praise — but...
To the Editor: For more than 15 years (1987-2003) in my capacity as a city official, I oversaw the operation and maintenance of your city’s 1,400 miles of streets. During those years, our citizens, taxpayers and voters funded our street resurfacing and preventative maintenance programs through a variety...
TRS-80? Commodore? Altair? To the aging techies who first acquired a home computer in the 1970s, those names are familiar. By today’s standards, they were awful little bundles of nastiness, ready to crash for any reason. If you were smart, patient and tech-savvy, you could master their mysteries, and do...