If there’s one lesson we can all learn from the political debates, rallies and rhetoric during this political season, it’s this: It pays to separate people based on their race, their economic status, their religion, their “other-ness.” It’s what Donald Trump stakes his presidential run on — tapping into people’s...
Nearly everywhere you look, Colorado Springs is booming — downtown is thriving; the city is growing to the north, east and west. Unemployment is down; housing prices are up. Foreclosures are largely a thing of the past, more a remnant of the last recession than a statement about the...
Public lands are a significant part of Colorado culture and its heritage. The state is famous for its vast mountain ranges, protected grasslands and national parks. Giving them up — turning them over to the state or developers — would mean turning our backs on an outdoor lifestyle that...
El Paso County is one of 22 local governments considering opting out of Senate Bill 152, a law passed in 2005 that prohibits governments from engaging in the telecommunications industry. Called Initiative 1A, the goal is to allow the county to enter into public-private partnerships that would expand broadband and...
It’s only October, but ski resorts across Colorado have launched their busiest season: First comes marketing and then comes snow, followed by tourists. For the roughly 21 ski resorts that make up Ski Country USA, the season starts even before the snow flies. The group was in Colorado Springs last...
Harvard University’s Shorenstein Institute on Media, Politics and Public Policy studied media coverage for Donald J. Trump’s first 100 days as president of the United States. What they found wasn’t surprising — but the reasons behind their findings were. They found that media stories about Trump were negative a vast...
Many Millennials have decided that the old way of 9-to-5 plus overtime won’t work for them.
Housing prices have been on the rise for a couple of years now, and while that’s good news for a robust and growing economy, first-time homebuyers are having a harder time finding affordable places to live. But thanks to a couple of Senate bills winding their way through the General...
Colorado Springs has what Mayor John Suthers terms “monumental financial problems,” including finding a way to pay for stormwater infrastructure without affecting city services like police and fire. That’s one reason he says he enjoys participating in the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s annual Mayors Panel, a forum discussion with mayors...
When Linda Weise moved the Colorado Springs Conservatory into its location in southwest downtown, she told then-Mayor Steve Bach: “Don’t leave me alone out here; make sure there are other businesses.” Five years later, Weise’s Conservatory — a nonprofit dedicated to providing performing arts training to area schoolchildren — is...
For me, July 29 was a study in contrasts. Mid-morning that Friday, I met Paul Hasty, a local business owner who received recognition from the Pikes Peak Workforce Center for his efforts in hiring former convicts. Hasty is a joyful, peaceful guy who firmly believes, “I wasn’t put on this...
Earlier this week, readers of the Colorado Springs Business Journal received an email that looked — at first glance — like a request to update their email address. In reality, it was a message designed to raise awareness about cybersecurity issues and the threat to all businesses, and to let...