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...
Many Millennials have decided that the old way of 9-to-5 plus overtime won’t work for them.
When it comes to small business and health insurance costs, there’s not much good news. A family of four is paying about $18,000 out of pocket for health insurance premiums in 2018, and that’s expected to rise another 6 percent next year. The annual cost increases are unsustainably high, a...
For the third time since it opened in 2009, the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center is searching for an executive director. The nonprofit, quasi-governmental center — responsible for training companies across the state to compete for local, state and federal contracts — has launched a national search for a new...
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...
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...
Getting more people involved in elections, reforming the initiative process and finding ways to solve the state’s fiscal conundrum are the big issues a statewide bipartisan group has set out to solve. And if the issues weren’t complicated enough, they’ve set an ambitious timeline: to have all three solutions on...
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...
Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer — and it means more than just the kids going back to school and cooler temperatures. For many Pikes Peak region businesses, it marks the end of their busiest season. Restaurants might see fewer people; the North Pole is looking forward to...
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...
Everything I know about business, I learned from my family — from a number of patriarchs in business whose entrepreneurial offspring spawned even more businesses, created hundreds of jobs and kept people working even during the most severe downturn since the Great Depression. My brother runs a company; so does...
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...