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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Subscribing to the print edition of the New York Times takes nearly $1,000 annually out of your pocket at full rate. With careful account management, you can cut down that figure substantially, but it’s still a big number. It’s also worth it. One cold February morning, a long article in the Times Magazine caught my […]
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Not unlike the prominent weather systems that develop along the Palmer Divide, two northern El Paso County forces have combined to create a more powerful system. The Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corporation and the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce formalized what they termed “a strategic partnership” last week, merging the two entities. The...
Community volunteers and city leaders are working to change perceptions about the aging population — by taking part in an international initiative to create cities that take all age groups into account when planning public spaces, workforce development and creating new businesses. The Age-Friendly Communities initiative, started by the World Health Organization, aims to encourage […]
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Without a $3 million sales tax incentive given by the city of Colorado Springs, the Mining Exchange Hotel might still be a vacant, derelict building, said owner Perry Sanders. The economic development agreement with the city of Colorado Springs allowed Sanders and his partner to obtain bank financing for extensive renovations to the Mining Exchange […]
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How many historic structures and neighborhoods adorn Colorado Springs? There has never been a comprehensive and complete neighborhood-by-neighborhood account of those resources, but that might soon change for many of the city’s older neighborhoods. The reason? It’s good business. Property owners in designated historic districts might be able to take advantage...
HomeAdvisor.com, the international home improvement website, will expand its operations into a new service center in Colorado Springs in March. The company expects to hire 120 people in the Pikes Peak region this year, added to its current staff of 130, said HomeAdvisor President Craig Smith. Based in Golden, HomeAdvisor links...
When they launched their information technology firm Navakai, Shawn Morland and Davin Neubacher signed their Small Business Administration loan on Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:30 a.m. As they made their way through the loan documents, Morland and Neubacher watched on nearby television monitors at Vista Bank as passenger jets hit...
The annual state of the region luncheon  in the Tri-Lakes area will cover a lot of good news, organizers say. The luncheon, scheduled Thursday, Nov. 12, in Monument, culminates what Danette Lilja, president and CEO of the Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corp., says has been one of the most active...
Every penny reduction in the price of gasoline leads to Americans having $1.45 billion of disposable income in their pockets. If the Federal Reserve Bank increases interest rates, the effect on the housing mortgage market will be negligible. Millennials will buy homes, but they’ll take their time; student debt will affect...
In this off-year election, Colorado Springs voters chose to fund roads and trails, and voted to let the city keep $2.1 million above revenue limits required by law. It was a victory for new Mayor John Suthers. “Our polls a day ago said that we’d win by 30 points,” Suthers said, “so we’re very happy.” […]
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The city of Colorado Springs will commit “economic suicide” if councilors approve a six-month moratorium on new or expanding medical marijuana grows and dispensary changes on second reading during next week’s City Council meeting, said a local attorney familiar with marijuana law. “It’s free money, but yet we have more...
Renters becoming buyers, apartment buildings changing hands and low inventory for industrial properties — all show an upward trend for the Colorado Springs commercial real estate market. Top-market apartments have been selling “like hotcakes,” said Andy Oyler, broker with Quantum Commercial Real Estate. “It’s almost unbelievable how the larger apartment buildings have done,” he said.  […]
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