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Exelis gears up with Mission Systems

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Exelis gears up with Mission Systems

In 2014, Colorado Springs will see the transformation of a longtime division location into the largest publicly traded company in the metropolitan area. Virginia-based aerospace giant Exelis Inc. announced early last month the spinning off of its Exelis Mission Systems division to create an entirely autonomous company by this summer. Mission Systems, which currently operates… Continue Reading Exelis gears up with Mission Systems

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Platinum culture fosters communication, growth

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Platinum culture fosters communication, growth

The Platinum Group was assembled in 2005 by eight real estate brokers looking for a change of pace and a niche of their own — and nine years later it seems they’ve found it. “We were really looking for something different,” said Ed Behr, partner/owner and managing broker. “We just wanted to create an environment… Continue Reading Platinum culture fosters communication, growth

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Silicon Valley is closer than many may realize, and one local software company is creating a more apparent relationship between Colorado Springs and the tech world. Cherwell Software LLC has seen consistent growth and profitability since breaking into the market with its service desk and information technology services in 2007, and CEO Vance Brown says… Continue Reading Cherwell lands venture cap, grows ‘organically’

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Manitou grocer to open with help from friends

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A band of healthy-food enthusiasts launched a campaign to kickstart a co-op in downtown Manitou Springs that will specialize in locally sourced Colorado groceries. Local First Grocer will be located at 116 Canon Ave. — the 1,200-square-foot former home of the Trippin’ Troll — and is scheduled to start operations in March, said co-founder Elise… Continue Reading Manitou grocer to open with help from friends

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Agilent: Spinoff will be called Keysight

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Agilent: Spinoff will be called Keysight

Agilent Technologies, which has a location in Colorado Springs, has unveiled the name of the electronic measurement company it is expected to spin off in early November. Agilent announced in a news release Tuesday that the new company–which will provide electronic test and measurement equipment–has been named Keysight Technologies. The proposed spinoff had been without… Continue Reading Agilent: Spinoff will be called Keysight

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Partnership to host Olympic celebration

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Partnership to host Olympic celebration

A partnership of four Colorado Springs entities will host an event celebrating the 2014 Olympic Winter Games’ opening ceremony. The City of Colorado Springs, the Downtown Development Authority, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. announced in a news release Monday that they will host the “Olympic Downtown Celebration” beginning at 5… Continue Reading Partnership to host Olympic celebration

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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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