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Colorado outlook can’t hurt us

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

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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Murphy deserves RBA honor

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Last Saturday night, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance took care of an oversight that actually pre-dated the organization’s existence. At its annual gala, culminating the usual array of awards, the CSRBA announced its Business Citizen of the Year for 2014. The winner was Chuck Murphy, who came to the podium with longtime friend Gov.… Continue Reading Murphy deserves RBA honor

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CSBJ settles into new home

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Changes are coming to the Colorado Springs Business Journal, even as you read this Oct. 31 issue. But we’re hoping you won’t notice them — at least not in print. After many years at 31 E. Platte Ave., we’re moving to the opposite corner of downtown. Our new home will be at 235 S. Nevada… Continue Reading CSBJ settles into new home

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Our editorial staff at the Business Journal broke from the usual routine late last week to spend an afternoon on a field trip to a place that most of us usually see only from a distance off Interstate 25. The destination was Monument, where we took a tour led by the town’s mayor, Rafael Dominguez,… Continue Reading Plenty going on in Tri-Lakes

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Retail pot numbers eye-popping

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Already we had been hearing positive economic news about summer tourism and sales tax revenues in Manitou Springs, helping the town of 5,000 residents strengthen its business climate and its ability to deal with fire and flood mitigation costs. Now comes another headline, one that has to reverberate across El Paso County. On July 31,… Continue Reading Retail pot numbers eye-popping

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Area newcomers lifting us higher

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Two major community events this week are sending fresh signals that the Colorado Springs business community should feel encouraged about the future. First, on Tuesday, was the seventh annual Business & Arts Luncheon, put together as usual by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. The audience… Continue Reading Area newcomers lifting us higher

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