One area college campus contributed more than $100 million in gross state product to Colorado’s economy in the 1998-99 fiscal year, according to a study released in March. The “Economic Impact Study,” completed on the University of Colorado campuses by CU’s System Office of Information and Analysis, quantified the...
In July 2005 and again in January 2006, NAHB’s Business Management Department polled the Single Family Production Builders Committee about the most challenging home building industry issues its members face. Here are the top 10 issues they identified most recently and corresponding resources NAHB members can use to address similar issues in their markets.
City officials have given the Woodmen Task Force a mission: Establish the impact fees yourselves to fund the construction of an overpass at the intersection of Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard. Task force officials couldn’t be happier, since they have the option of completely ignoring all reports from Duncan Associates,...

Health Care

<SUBHEAD>IHS back in state’s, HCFA’s good graces</SUBHEAD> IHS at Cheyenne Mountain, which the state health department had previously recommended lose its Medicare funding from the federal government, is “back in substantial compliance,” said Jeanne-Marie Ragan, a state health department spokeswoman. The nursing home will keep its Medicare funding and remain...
Within the next few weeks, officials from the Colorado Springs Airport will step up marketing efforts in order to divert Colorado Springs residents driving to Denver and flying out of Denver International Airport. Mary Collins, a spokeswoman for the airport and a member of the marketing team, said that after...
<SUBHEAD>Hotel occupancy leaves room for improvement</SUBHEAD> A report detailing the financial performance of Colorado’s hospitality industry shows Colorado Springs with the poorest hotel occupancy levels in the state. Terry Sullivan, president of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said that’s because Colorado Springs’ significant growth in the past several...

Investment firm moves

A.G. Edwards investment firm recently leased 7,291 square feet of first floor space in suite 110 of the Sun Plaza at 104 S. Cascade Ave. Company representative, Jan McBride, said the company needed more room for its seven employees and 16 investment brokers. She also said that A.G. Edwards may...
On Wednesday, the Colorado Springs City Council lost a voting member and the business community lost a visible small-business owner who, since last May, led an important role in shaping the city’s future. Joanne Colt formally announced her resignation from the Council and asked for forgiveness from the community....
Answers. Salespeople want answers. Here are a few of the answers to questions I get in the mail (fax, e, and snail). The purpose of this column is twofold: First, to give you a sampling of what people ask, and some answers you can use to succeed-and second, to...