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Has your business moved toward automation?

  • Some aspects have been automated, but human intervention will be crucial for some time. 63%, 15 votes
    15 votes 63%
    15 votes - 63% of all votes
  • No, labor in my field is still done entirely by humans and that won't change. 33%, 8 votes
    8 votes 33%
    8 votes - 33% of all votes
  • Yes, automation is ubiquitous and could soon fully take over. 4%, 1 vote
    1 vote 4%
    1 vote - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 24
July 11, 2018 - July 19, 2018

Is there such a thing as too many tourists?

  • No. The tourism industry is one of the region's greatest economic drivers. Bring 'em on! 47%, 42 votes
    42 votes 47%
    42 votes - 47% of all votes
  • Yes. It gets far too crowded in the summer. I didn't move here for this. 27%, 24 votes
    24 votes 27%
    24 votes - 27% of all votes
  • Maybe. We'll take the money, but too many and locals can't enjoy the amenities in their own backyard. 26%, 23 votes
    23 votes 26%
    23 votes - 26% of all votes
Total Votes: 89
May 23, 2018

Will you use PikeRide, the city's new bike share system?

  • Yes, and the more non-auto options the better. 32%, 37 votes
    37 votes 32%
    37 votes - 32% of all votes
  • I don't bike. But I wish the program luck. 26%, 30 votes
    30 votes 26%
    30 votes - 26% of all votes
  • I have my own bike, so probably not. But it's good for tourists. 21%, 24 votes
    24 votes 21%
    24 votes - 21% of all votes
  • We shouldn't have a bike share program. 21%, 24 votes
    24 votes 21%
    24 votes - 21% of all votes
Total Votes: 115
June 13, 2018 - June 21, 2018
Voting is closed

What's the economy going to look like in 2018?

  • Tax reform and soaring stock markets have made me very optimistic regarding the economy. I see nothing but prosperity in 2018. 48%, 50 votes
    50 votes 48%
    50 votes - 48% of all votes
  • Political uncertainties and the instability of the middle class mean bad things for the economy in 2018. 27%, 28 votes
    28 votes 27%
    28 votes - 27% of all votes
  • I see a recession coming soon, just not in 2018. 14%, 15 votes
    15 votes 14%
    15 votes - 14% of all votes
  • The lower corporate tax rate will be great for big corporations, but small businesses will struggle with issues like the new minimum wage law. 11%, 11 votes
    11 votes 11%
    11 votes - 11% of all votes
Total Votes: 104
December 27, 2017 - January 3, 2018
Voting is closed

Should Colorado Springs Utilities shorten the timeline to close the Martin Drake Power Plant?

  • Yes. Current market conditions mean the time is ripe for other power sources. 50%, 65 votes
    65 votes 50%
    65 votes - 50% of all votes
  • No. Inexpensive electricity is important for business growth and development. 32%, 42 votes
    42 votes 32%
    42 votes - 32% of all votes
  • Maybe. But we shouldn't rush to change what is already working. 18%, 23 votes
    23 votes 18%
    23 votes - 18% of all votes
Total Votes: 130
September 13, 2017 - September 20, 2017
Voting is closed

How long before the next recession hits?

  • Within the next two years. 41%, 47 votes
    47 votes 41%
    47 votes - 41% of all votes
  • Two to five years. 33%, 38 votes
    38 votes 33%
    38 votes - 33% of all votes
  • More than five years. 14%, 16 votes
    16 votes 14%
    16 votes - 14% of all votes
  • It will begin this year. 11%, 13 votes
    13 votes 11%
    13 votes - 11% of all votes
Total Votes: 114
July 2, 2018 - July 11, 2018
Voting is closed

Have your insurance rates increased due to severe weather?

  • Yes, our rates have jumped substantially. 53%, 18 votes
    18 votes 53%
    18 votes - 53% of all votes
  • They have gone up, but not by a lot. 26%, 9 votes
    9 votes 26%
    9 votes - 26% of all votes
  • No, our rates have remained the same. 21%, 7 votes
    7 votes 21%
    7 votes - 21% of all votes
Total Votes: 34
June 27, 2018 - July 2, 2018
Voting is closed

Which construction project means the most to Colorado Springs' and the region's tourism future?

  • Pikes Peak Cog Railway 46%, 65 votes
    65 votes 46%
    65 votes - 46% of all votes
  • U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame 30%, 43 votes
    43 votes 30%
    43 votes - 30% of all votes
  • Pikes Peak Summit House 20%, 29 votes
    29 votes 20%
    29 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Air Force Academy Visitors Center 4%, 5 votes
    5 votes 4%
    5 votes - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 142
June 20, 2018 - June 27, 2018
Voting is closed

Do you think tariffs will negatively impact your business?

  • Yes, my bottom line will be negatively impacted. 49%, 28 votes
    28 votes 49%
    28 votes - 49% of all votes
  • No, I agree with the tariffs and think this will positively impact my business. 26%, 15 votes
    15 votes 26%
    15 votes - 26% of all votes
  • Maybe, but I'm not concerned. My business will adjust. 25%, 14 votes
    14 votes 25%
    14 votes - 25% of all votes
Total Votes: 57
June 6, 2018 - June 13, 2018
Voting is closed

Is it time to vote on raising the Lodging and Automobile Rental Tax in Colorado Springs?

  • Yes, a total of 3 percent is far lower than cities of a similar size. 54%, 70 votes
    70 votes 54%
    70 votes - 54% of all votes
  • No, the region is a hotbed for tourism now. Let's not mess that up. 35%, 45 votes
    45 votes 35%
    45 votes - 35% of all votes
  • Maybe, but raising it too much could deter visitors. 8%, 10 votes
    10 votes 8%
    10 votes - 8% of all votes
  • I don't know. 3%, 4 votes
    4 votes 3%
    4 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 129
May 30, 2018 - June 6, 2018
Voting is closed
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