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Let’s check out Tennessee’s idea

As regular Business Journal readers can confirm, it’s not our usual practice on this page to editorialize about national political issues, for reasons that should be obvious. But this will have to be an exception, after President Barack Obama announced his backing for a plan that, in concept, would create two years of free tuition… Continue Reading Let’s check out Tennessee’s idea

Legislators seek common ground

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Perhaps it was the calm before the storm, but we were encouraged by how civil the state’s lawmakers acted leading into the Legislature’s 2015 session, which convened Wednesday. Yes, there will be friction over the next four months as the General Assembly works on the state budget and numerous other proposals, given how close the… Continue Reading Legislators seek common ground

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Let’s pull together more in 2015

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As the new year begins, we can see a lot of positives surrounding the Colorado Springs business community. The local economy is holding its own, and we continue to observe many optimistic signs about the months ahead. Two major projects on the east side of downtown, the O’Neil Group’s Catalyst Campus as well as developments… Continue Reading Let’s pull together more in 2015

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2014: North Tejon stands out

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Assuming most readers have waded through our special look-back at the stories and issues that shaped the year of 2014, we felt it would be appropriate to add an unexpected, additional exclamation mark at the end. We always are watching as small businesses come and go, make progress and find their niches. Sometimes, they create… Continue Reading 2014: North Tejon stands out

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Time is now for next leaders

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There’s a brilliant one-sentence description of Colorado Springs circulating among many in the business community. It goes like this: “We are a city of leaders — without a leader.” At the same time, another mantra has been making the rounds in regard to another hot-button local issue: “As soon as Steve Bach says he’s not… Continue Reading Time is now for next leaders

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Colorado outlook can’t hurt us

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In a Denver hotel ballroom Monday afternoon, Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado confirmed what almost anyone close to the state’s business scene already knew. Colorado’s economy continues to be strong, as confirmed by most of the 2015 Colorado Business Economic Outlook. That report, produced annually by CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business by… Continue Reading Colorado outlook can’t hurt us

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The calendar tells us December has arrived, which often means winding down to end the year, worrying more about the next holiday open house or the annual office party. But it’s a different story for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, which just said goodbye to departing President and CEO Joe Raso. Now the RBA… Continue Reading RBA options: Interim or not?

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Let’s not have city mega-ballot

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Colorado Springs finds itself in a state of governmental flux near the end of 2014. We’re on the brink of a long, potentially divisive campaign for mayor in the upcoming April municipal election, muddled more by Councilor Joel Miller’s announcement Monday that he would resign to enter the race. We’ll… Continue Reading Let’s not have city mega-ballot

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Gas prices will help economy

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Going into the year-ending holiday season, you can see for yourself arguably the best news for the Colorado Springs-area business community every time you drive around the city. Check the signs at gas stations and convenience stores showing prices per gallon. That’s all you have to do. For several months now, we’ve seen the typical… Continue Reading Gas prices will help economy

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Stormwater vote could be costly

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Rest assured, in numerous meetings and conversations already, those people who put two-plus years into the campaign for stormwater, which became the Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority and Ballot Question 1B in the recent election, have been talking about what happens next. They don’t have a lot of answers for how they might have done… Continue Reading Stormwater vote could be costly

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