Earlier this week, a grassroots committee dropped off 200,000 signatures — more than twice the amount needed to be on the ballot — with the state government. The goal: to raise the Colorado minimum wage to $12 by 2020. The effort would increase the minimum wage from its current $8.31...
In 1914, houses didn’t have central air conditioning; most people didn’t have cars, and routine air travel was still a thing of the future. And under certain cybersecurity scenarios, the right kind of attack could knock the nation right back to 1914. Electrical grids could go dark; long-distance communication would...
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...
Many Millennials have decided that the old way of 9-to-5 plus overtime won’t work for them.
After months of discussions and planning, followed by a crescendo of news coverage, six governors released the details behind a bipartisan “blueprint” for health care changes. Acting in response to the federal government’s inability to reach consensus about how to fix rising costs, lack of competition and insurance affordability,...
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...
For four days this week, 50 business leaders and city officials joined the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance for its annual trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s itinerary included meetings with health care think tanks, defense officials and companies considering moving to or expanding in Colorado Springs. By all accounts,...
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...
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...
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...
A few years ago, the O’Neil Group was quietly successful. It owned Braxton Technologies, a satellite control and maintenance firm, a staffing company, an engineering firm, a real estate business and a property management firm, among others. Then CEO Kevin O’Neil made the first announcement that surprised the local business community: He’d purchased the U.S. […]
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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...