Traveling to the Middle East is a little like visiting the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of commerce. It’s a mix of the modern and the ancient — with glass-and-steel office buildings intermingled with forms of trade that date back centuries. In the narrow, winding alleyways of the Mutrah...
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...
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...
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...
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...
It started with Google. Then Apple got on board. Locally, USAA’s Colorado Springs office is routinely recognized for its efforts. And now, Bryan Construction and Navakai are competing to see who’s the best. All the cool companies now have workplace wellness programs. Do you? If you don’t, you certainly should. Workplace...
Every year, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC sponsors a trip to a city that is similar to Colorado Springs to study its economic development, its industries and its tourism. The goal: Learn best practices of successful cities to see if they might work in Colorado Springs. Audacity...
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...
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...
As the General Assembly gets in full swing — there are a few things on the minds of the Colorado Springs business community. Getting to Denver easily tops that list. The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce says transportation is one of their main priorities, keeping expanding Interstate 25 at the top...
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...
Here’s the scenario:  Out there  somewhere, someone is trolling your social media pages, finding out how you talk to your family, to your friends, to your employees. After gaining enough information online, the person creates a fake email address — within a few characters of your business email — and...