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New facilities, hope for more aid boost higher-ed Colleges and universities in Colorado Springs continue to plan and bring to life major projects on campuses throughout the city, while continuing to deal with the shift of budgetary burden. UCCS will open its Lane Center and continue the planning of its Visual and Performing Arts Center.… Continue Reading New facilities, hope for more aid boost higher-ed

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Mixed news keeps aerospace, defense uncertain

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Mixed news keeps aerospace, defense uncertain Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry had promise for an exciting and economically revitalizing 2014 — until Monday, Dec. 30, when the Federal Aviation Administration announced that the state was not chosen to become one of the country’s six UAS (unmanned aircraft systems, or drones) test sites. Although the outcome… Continue Reading Mixed news keeps aerospace, defense uncertain

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Local real estate forecast healthy for 2014

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Local real estate forecast healthy for 2014

A key indicator of economic vitality in any metropolitan area is the health of its real estate market, and Colorado Springs is no different. The incoming year, while as unpredictable as any, is shaping up to be positive in that regard, according to commercial and residential real estate experts. Every prediction, forecast or outlook is… Continue Reading Local real estate forecast healthy for 2014

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Budget deal to cut $90 million in state Medicare payments

The Bipartisan Budget Act passed by Congress in early December could result in an estimated $90-million reduction in Medicare payments for the state. According to a news release by the Colorado Hospital Association, the budget deal will also extend Medicare cuts until 2023. “This marks the latest in a series of unexpected cuts mandated by… Continue Reading Budget deal to cut $90 million in state Medicare payments

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Year in review: Residential real estate

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December 6 Sale of apartments largest in Springs history A California-based real estate firm announced it has completed the $54 million purchase of a 322-unit multi-family development in the Briargate area of Colorado Springs. Privately held Passco Companies LLC broke the news in a release that its acquisition of Vue21 (formerly known as Alexan at… Continue Reading Year in review: Residential real estate

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Dope division preps for change in bud biz

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Dope division preps for change in bud biz

The Colorado Department of Revenue announced Tuesday that its Marijuana Enforcement Division is working with industry partners to ensure a smooth Jan. 1 rollout of the state’s retail bud business. A key element to the success of the transition, according to the news release, is the use of a Marijuana Inventory Tracking System for both… Continue Reading Dope division preps for change in bud biz

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Year in review: Technology

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Technological advancement will continue as a benchmark, and interest in how it might pertain to a wide variety of social and industrial endeavors has sparked discussion and growth. November 1 Symposium addresses future of work, tech in aerospace industry Many representatives of Colorado’s robust aerospace industry agree that their beloved field and its future are… Continue Reading Year in review: Technology

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Year in review: Education

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Year in review: Education

Colleges and universities in this region have had a productive year: Some have started, continued or planned major construction projects, while reinforcing their reputations as community leaders and forward-thinking institutions. They’re not letting piecemeal state and federal funding stop them from continuing as great regional assets.   December 13 PPCC plans downtown expansion The next… Continue Reading Year in review: Education

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Year in review: Aerospace and defense

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Year in review: Aerospace and defense

This year has produced negatives and positives: While the region has potential to become something great by way of unmanned (drone) testing and continued growth in the field, it also faces fiscal barriers because of the federal budget issues and potential for a decrease in military presence.   January 31 Army movement could help or… Continue Reading Year in review: Aerospace and defense

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Year in review: Commercial real estate

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Year in review: Commercial real estate

Commercial real estate The past year has brought optimism. Vacancy rates are down across the board, supply and demand are beginning to turn the economic tide and the year has been marked by several newsworthy transactions. These pieces highlight some trends and shine light on the underpinnings of a few of Colorado Springs’ most lucrative… Continue Reading Year in review: Commercial real estate

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