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Army movement could help or harm El Paso County

Under one scenario the Pentagon is considering, Fort Carson would lose 8,000 soldiers — and El Paso County will lose an additional 8,000 jobs. Under another scenario, the Mountain Post could see a net increase of 3,000 troops, and the county could see an equal rise in jobs. The Army has committed to a “reduction… Continue Reading Army movement could help or harm El Paso County

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dpiX CEO Caris, Philharmonic seek small businesses support

A group of business leaders are spreading the word that the Colorado Springs Philharmonic is good for business. A Colorado Springs Philharmonic business advisory committee headed by dpiX CEO Frank Caris is telling small and large businesses that a vibrant arts community could be the ticket to attracting new businesses and employees. This week, the Philharmonic launched its… Continue Reading dpiX CEO Caris, Philharmonic seek small businesses support

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Building a manufacturing pipeline

Companies and educators are working to connect people with manufacturing jobs As 2013 kicks off, so has an initiative by El Paso and Teller county teachers, employers and workforce specialists to ensure that when manufacturers put out a “Now Hiring” call, there will be skilled workers ready to answer. Those working in the manufacturing sector… Continue Reading Building a manufacturing pipeline

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Go to The Gazette’s website. Click the local news link on the top left of the home page. Scroll down to Colorado Government News, and this is what you get. I added the datelines – all four stories came from the Associated Press. Colorado Government News • In D.C., a call for rebirth amid claims… Continue Reading Zen and the Art of Website Maintenance

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Motivating and engaging youth in the workforce

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When youths lack the basic “soft skills” to engage effectively in the workplace, businesses face a costly and time-consuming training and assimilation process. In 2010 the Southern Colorado Business Partnership hosted a summit for area business leaders, to better understand critical issues that impede business growth. While many topics were discussed, the one that resonated… Continue Reading Motivating and engaging youth in the workforce

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Tax report reflects county’s confidence

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El Paso County’s most recent monthly sales and use tax report reflects the increasing confidence of El Paso County residents. Automobile registrations were up 15 percent year over year. Use tax paid on construction materials was up 55 percent. Overall, sales and use taxes are up 7.8 percent over last year. These numbers suggest that… Continue Reading Tax report reflects county’s confidence

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Most people in Colorado probably didn’t notice the business-related headline out of Arkansas earlier this week. The news was positive for that Southern state in its proactive efforts to bounce back from the recession. Arkansas’ governor, Mike Beebe, made the announcement of what was labeled in advance simply as a “superproject” — meaning it would… Continue Reading Colo. could learn from Ark. model

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Kudos! – February 1, 2013

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Panera Bread donates $11,000 to Care & Share Panera Bread of Colorado Springs raised $11,000 for Care and Share Food Bank through a community collaboration dubbed “Operation Dough-Nation.” Five Colorado Springs bakery-cafes from the Operation Dough-Nation program collectively raised $11,000 from the donation boxes at each cash register. In 2012 Panera Bread donated $164,000 to… Continue Reading Kudos! – February 1, 2013

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On the Horizon – February 1, 2013

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Feb. 4 Lions Heart Celebration Tickets are on sale now for the Colorado Springs Christian Schools 2013 Lions Heart Celebration, which will honor Tim Tebow this year. The event is April 13 at Broadmoor Hall and tickets are $85 and $50 for children ages 3 to 10. The event includes dinner and the program with… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 1, 2013

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People on the Move – February 1, 2013

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Mary Greenwood has been promoted to mortgage loan officer at Ent Federal Credit Union. She has been with Ent for seven years and started as a member service representative. Most recently, she worked as a consumer lending specialist at Ent’s Falcon service center. Dr. Tim Gramling, president of Colorado Technical University, Southern Colorado, has joined… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 1, 2013

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