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...
John Jay, the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, suggested building a wall to keep out Catholic immigrants. Founding father Benjamin Franklin fretted about German immigrants. “Few of their children in the country learn English ... The signs in our streets have inscriptions in both languages ... Unless...
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...
Exploring regional business concerns, learning how to raise personal and business capital and discovering the role philanthropy plays in business — all are topics that will be discussed at programs presented by the Middle Market Entrepreneurs during the coming fall, winter and spring months. Among other activities, MME hosts this...
At a recent CSBJ event, Mary Fagnant, the outgoing Qualtek Manufacturing CEO, was asked: What’s the biggest challenge for manufacturing companies in Colorado Springs? Her answer: Getting suppliers and deliveries here. El Paso County has no industrial sites, no industrial switches for rail service. And it’s a reason why 35 companies...
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...
On Monday, my youngest daughter graduated from high school. She’s not quite sure what she wants to do, but thankfully, her sixth-grade wish of being a lion tamer or taking over the island of Cuba are no longer under consideration. So she’s headed to Denver Community College in August to...
Being healthy isn’t a fad or a trend — it’s a lifestyle. And in Colorado Springs, companies are working to make sure they have a healthy workforce, understanding that it’s the best way to increase productivity and reduce costs. We at the Business Journal celebrate health and wellness with our business...
The United States is uniquely able to fight the so-called Islamic State, says an outspoken Muslim, who is also a critic not only of current U.S. diplomatic policy but also demands more from members of his faith. Dr. M. Zudhi Jasser, a second-generation American who founded the American Islamic Forum...
About 600 bills are typically introduced when the Colorado General Assembly is in session, and this year is no different. While many pundits say little action will be taken in what’s shaping up to be a contentious election year, quite a few business bills are making their way through...
As the General Assembly wraps up its work for 2017, the fate of three bills that stand to change the fiscal and business landscape are still unknown. One bill could provide builders some protection from lawsuits, creating more affordable housing across Colorado. Another could ease concerns of rural and urban hospitals...
Three weeks ago,  I received a letter from Experian, the credit bureau. It seems their system was compromised and cyber thieves took my personal information — driver’s license number, Social Security number, bank accounts, address — pretty much everything they needed to steal my identity and wreck my credit. Experian was very apologetic and offered […]
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