Construction and energy in Colorado helped push up the overall business conditions for the Mountain States region for the 34th straight month. The overall index, or Business Conditions Index, which ranges between 0 and 100, advanced to a healthy 59 from 56.1 in July, according to the August Mountain States...
Our guess is, almost everyone has become tired of hearing the same concerns about whether Colorado Springs and El Paso County, not to mention the state as a whole, are adding enough jobs to make the economy stronger. Sure, jobs are important. Nobody’s questioning that. But we know people in...
When city officials put together next year’s budget, they will have a little help when they see the new strategic plan slated to be presented to City Council in April. The plan, called Directions 2000, was put together by surveying businesses and residents of Colorado Springs, and not surprisingly,...
Doing good work is its own reward. In the case of Intel’s remodeling of the former Rockwell facility on Garden of the Gods Road, jobs are being given to those who have done good work before. The first tier of contractors and suppliers called had worked on the facility before...
A stalemate between the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and an Aurora-based contractor has ended, meaning that one of the largest construction projects in the region is set to begin. The final contract will be awarded in two weeks for the Aurora hospital, said the Denver Business Journal. It is expected to create thousands of jobs […]
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When I wanted to write about City of Colorado Springs’ police budget, former police chief Richard Myers refused to talk to me unless Steve Cox, who was the city’s chief of staff at the time, were present. I thought this would be a waste of taxpayer money, and wrote about the department’s budget without Myers’ […]
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Colorado Springs Forward encourages the Colorado Springs City Council to support the proposed land swap between the city of Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor hotel. There has been a significant amount of dialogue in our community concerning this proposed transaction. As often is the case, the discourse can be hijacked...
City Council passed a resolution on Tues., Jan. 26 that will allow The Broadmoor hotel and others with more than 100 rooms to employ “massage technicians” who have only 500 hours of instruction in massage. However, such technicians would not be permitted to present themselves as licensed massage therapists...
There are many business deals percolating downtown that will drive the economy in a positive direction, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers told a group of Middle Market Entrepreneurs last week. Suthers joined City Council President Merv Bennett and Al Wenstrand, chief business development officer with the Regional Business Alliance, at the MME breakfast to talk […]
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Downtown areas around the country are gearing up for the 21st century. While working to keep old buildings and historic landmarks intact, the electrical systems for each structure must be updated to accommodate modern life. In downtown Colorado Springs, the same holds true. Several older buildings are being renovated to mixed-use retail and residential properties […]
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Earlier this week, Colorado Springs-based Goldmine Software Corp. announced its intent to purchase one of its value-added resellers. Los Angeles-based Corporate Computer Center will add its resources to Goldmine to provide the software firm’s other VARs with consistent training, support and service. Goldmine has approximately 1,500 VARS worldwide. VARs resell a...
This is the first of six events in the 2000 International Skating Union Grand Prix, and is now in its 13th straight year of wowing fellow skaters and skating fans. Eleven women and 12 men will compete in the singles division and 18 pair skaters — seven pair teams and...