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The Colorado Small Business Development Centers Network has launched a website designed to provide free consulting, training and online resources for small businesses in the transportation industry. The website, called Connect2Dot (www.connect2dot.org) is funded by the Colorado Department of Transportation and managed by the SBDC. The site offers quick and easy access to information on… Continue Reading Site launched for transportation small businesses

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The next generation of the Global Positioning System, managed and operated at Schriever Air Force Base, is one step closer to launch. Lockheed Martin has completed successful functional integration tests of the spacecraft bus and network communications equipment on the first satellite of the upgrade GPS system, known as GPS III. The Denver-based team tested… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin passes milestone for next gen GPS

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Colorado Springs homes appreciate 8.2%

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Colorado Springs home prices climbed 8.2 percent year-over-year in April, according to analysis firm CoreLogic . They rose 2.1 percent from March to April. Excluding the distressed sales, short sales and bank-owned properties, sales prices climbed 7.1 percent year-over-year. The sales price increases are good news for the rebounding real estate industry. While the figures… Continue Reading Colorado Springs homes appreciate 8.2%

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Health exchange gains funding source

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Gov. John Hickenlooper gave the Colorado health benefits exchange – known as Connect for Health Colorado – its much-needed funding source when he signed House Bill 1245 earlier this month. The bill takes the current 1.8 percent assessment on health insurance policies sold in the state and moves it from Cover Colorado to the exchange.… Continue Reading Health exchange gains funding source

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Penrose plan to close gym sparks protest

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is closing their health learning center gym, which provides exercise services to senior citizens who are undergoing rehabilitation after heart attacks or strokes or who suffer from chronic illnesses like diabetes. It’s the only medically supervised gym of its kind in the state.  And the 450 clients are so upset about… Continue Reading Penrose plan to close gym sparks protest

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Digital Edition – May 31, 2013

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Vote for Garden of the Gods to be 8th wonder of world

The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau has entered Garden of the Gods Park into VirtualTourist.com’s quest to crown the “8th Wonder of the World.” Public voting is now open at VirtualTourist.com, a travel research website and community that is part of TripAdvisor Media Group. Garden of the Gods Park is a free national natural… Continue Reading Vote for Garden of the Gods to be 8th wonder of world

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Colorado entrepreneurs launched 122 digital technology startups in 2012 – with 70 companies receiving at least $1 million in investment funding. Software and business-to-business web companies are the fastest growing sectors, according to the report from Built In Denver. “2012 was another record-setting year for digital technology companies in Colorado,” said Erik Mitisek, CEO of… Continue Reading 122 Colorado tech startups launched last year

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Six months of growth predicted for economy

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By Marija B. Vader A leading economic indicator points to continued growth for the next three to six months, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. Furthermore, most businesses surveyed reported the federal spending sequestration has had no impact on their businesses. Similar to recent past surveys, the overall index for the Mountain States… Continue Reading Six months of growth predicted for economy

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Discover Goodwill is employing five individuals to help clean up downtown. The employment is possible through a maintenance contract with the Downtown Partnership. The contract, signed April 1, provides for the cleaning and maintenance of city streets, sidewalks and alleyways in the 31-square-block downtown area, according to a release from Goodwill.  

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