For the first time in more than a decade, Colorado’s working families can earn a state earned income tax credit when they file taxes next year. The credit — 10 percent of the federal tax credit with the same name — is expected to provide $75 million to poor and...
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...
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...
The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center received a temporary reprieve this week — it will receive the necessary funding from the city to continue operations, but only for a single year. The SBDC sounded the alarm last month, when the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax committee zeroed out the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Next Thursday, the Colorado Springs Business Journal will come back from the printer ready to be mailed and distributed — just like always. And the editorial, advertising and production staffs will be preparing for the Oct. 6 edition — just like always. We’ll interview sources, talk to clients, plan...
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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