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Results of an analysis conducted by Tourism Economics were presented to the regional tourism industry on Tuesday, March 10. Private donations, along with financial and organizational support from 26 businesses and municipalities, helped commission a study to determine how Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region compares to its competitive set relative to destination marketing investment. Findings:  The… Continue Reading Report: Tourism promotions underfunded in Pikes Peak region

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Colorado is on the cutting edge of the insurance world as we continue to push the boundaries in the medical marijuana arena. The advent of recreational marijuana has changed the insurance landscape dramatically. Small medical dispensaries are being replaced by larger operations that require more complex insurance needs. What was once a simple insurance policy… Continue Reading Insurance evolving for marijuana cultivation

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ROTC program sets good example

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Whether the debates are about higher education or Greece defaulting on its debt, they seem to revolve around the question of job creation. The message has been part of the political landscape since the Great Depression, and is bound to preoccupy the upcoming presidential election. What does it really mean to create jobs? It could… Continue Reading ROTC program sets good example

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By Chris Fagnant Qualtek Manufacturing Have you ever wondered what a “good paying manufacturing job” actually looks like? Politicians and bureaucrats touting the importance of “strengthening the middle class” throw around phrases like these on a daily basis. Today, U.S. manufacturing is thriving in a rebounding economy, which has returned demand to pre-recession levels and… Continue Reading Manufacturing repeatability – history included

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UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

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UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

In concert with local mass media and community partners, the UCCS will host a Colorado Springs mayoral candidate forum at 7:30 p.m. March 19 in Berger Hall. The university will join with the Colorado Springs Business Journal, Colorado Springs Independent, KKTV, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Regional Leaders Forum, Downtown Partnership and the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute… Continue Reading UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

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South Academy revitalization starts with improvements study

The city of Colorado Springs recently kicked off the next step in its efforts to revitalize the South Academy Boulevard Corridor. A Planning and Environmental Linkages Study is underway for the Hancock Expressway and Academy Boulevard intersection.  The project team, citizens and stakeholders are in the process of identifying existing conditions and future transportation challenges,… Continue Reading South Academy revitalization starts with improvements study

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Career in gridlock? Change your GPS

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Like many others, you may struggle with a stalled career or lack of personal and professional growth. The prospect of initiating change is daunting. This is particularly true if you’re looking for a job, wanting to change companies or start a new career. When times are good, you charge forward on autopilot without much thought.… Continue Reading Career in gridlock? Change your GPS

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Hospital mistakes still kill too many

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Few people go to the hospital expecting their hospital stay to kill them. But sometimes it does. No one is sure of the precise number of people who die because of mistakes made in hospitals, but it’s not small. Every patient is potentially at risk. Even though hospitals don’t intentionally harm people in their care,… Continue Reading Hospital mistakes still kill too many

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SBA loans helping businesses in Colorado

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By Tony Wilkinson Among the many special guests the White House invited to observe the State of the Union address was Carol Reed, a small-business owner from Colorado. The owner of Silver Mine Sub Shops, Reed attributes her business’ growing success to the capital she received from Small Business Administration 7(a) business loans over the… Continue Reading SBA loans helping businesses in Colorado

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Part 2: Our city leads in women’s role

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By Tatiana Bailey, Ph.D. As star consumers (my husband would call me a rock-star consumer), women are well poised to lead, partially because they are astute about products and services, which means they can tie together the spectrum of business information to help companies thrive. A seminal 2007 study conducted by nonprofit Catalyst found that… Continue Reading Part 2: Our city leads in women’s role

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