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GDP takes a slight dip in Colorado Springs

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GDP takes a slight dip in Colorado Springs

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released the real gross domestic product in metropolitan areas in 2013. Collectively, real GDP for U.S. metropolitan areas increased 1.7 percent in 2013, after increasing 2.6 percent in 2012. The current-dollar GDP in Colorado Springs has taken a slight dip this past year, according to figures by the BEA.… Continue Reading GDP takes a slight dip in Colorado Springs

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Food Challenge begins today

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Food Challenge begins today

Several Colorado Springs leaders will start the Celebrity Council Food Assistance Challenge Monday. It’s one of several events taking place during Hunger Action Month. By accepting the Food Assistance Challenge, the persons commit to eating all their meals from a limited food budget comparable to someone receiving food stamps. The participants will share their experiences… Continue Reading Food Challenge begins today

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Real estate flies in Falcon area

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Real estate flies in Falcon area

Transactions in northeastern El Paso County may occur at a slower pace than in Colorado Springs, but they’re catching up, say people familiar with real estate deals in Falcon. Many people who move to the Falcon area want the rural lifestyle, along with acreage for their boats, fifth wheels, ATVs, dogs, horses and other animals.… Continue Reading Real estate flies in Falcon area

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Four Springs companies make Inc. 5000 list

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Four Colorado Springs companies have been listed in the top 5,000 fastest-growing businesses in the nation, according to Inc. Magazine. Themesoft was the fastest-growing of the four, listed at No. 469. Themesoft had a three-year growth of 1,001 percent, comparing 2013 revenue of $23.1 million and 2010 revenue of $2.1 million. Inc. Magazine also honored… Continue Reading Four Springs companies make Inc. 5000 list

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Women’s chamber director resigns

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Women’s chamber director resigns

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Linda Mojer resigned from the organization recently. Mojer had been with the organization more than six years, most recently as executive director. The executive search process will begin Oct. 1; Lisa Yens has been named interim executive director. Most recently, Yens had been vice president of… Continue Reading Women’s chamber director resigns

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State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

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State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

Proponents of the City for Champions proposal cheered Thursday afternoon when their vision was approved by the Colorado State Economic Development Commission. The Colorado Springs public relations department issued the following news release: “City for Champions reached an important milestone today when the final resolution was unanimously approved by the Colorado State Economic Development Commission.… Continue Reading State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

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Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

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Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

Entrepreneurship nonprofit UP Global will sponsor a Startup Weekend, where budding entrepreneurs are given 54 hours to progress from having business ideas to making presentations about the business. This particular weekend will begin Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and culminate Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. It will take place at Epicentral Coworking space… Continue Reading Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

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Incubator to host pitch clinic

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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will host an investor pitch clinic Sept. 24 at 7:30 a.m. at Urban Steam for people wanting to start businesses. The one-hour session will teach the basics of an investor pitch presentation, the components of a compelling investor pitch deck and what financial information should be included. Tips will be… Continue Reading Incubator to host pitch clinic

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UCCS breaks ground on expansion of recreation center

Leaders from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs broke ground Friday on the newest construction for the growing campus. This construction will be a $16.3 million expansion of the campus recreation and wellness center. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak welcomed the large crowd and introduced them to the project – an additional 47,605 square feet to the… Continue Reading UCCS breaks ground on expansion of recreation center

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High-tech expected to be popular this season

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High-tech expected to be popular this season

Smart watches, headphones, books, candy and the Quadcopter all have at least one thing in common: They’re all on the popular item list for this coming holiday season. Consumer confidence is rising, so the holiday season might see a slight increase in sales, according to economists. High-tech holiday items The popular choice for tech-smart individuals… Continue Reading High-tech expected to be popular this season

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