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...
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...
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...
Earlier this week, readers of the Colorado Springs Business Journal received an email that looked — at first glance — like a request to update their email address. In reality, it was a message designed to raise awareness about cybersecurity issues and the threat to all businesses, and to let...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Last week, the Colorado Springs Business Journal ran one of our routine features — a One-on-One profile with the interim CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Dr. Brian Erling. The response from the health system was anything but routine, so we feel the need to set the record straight. The...
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...
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...
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...