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Local economy making gains in housing, auto sales and confidence

Construction companies are taking out more single family permits. Consumers are feeling more confident. And, people are buying more cars. Three indicators, described in the Quarterly Update by the Southern Colorado Economic Forum, show the local economy has continued its growth since the summer of 2011. The best performance indicators were new single family permits,… Continue Reading Local economy making gains in housing, auto sales and confidence

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CTU hosts career fair to help jobseekers find perfect match

Right before Valentine’s Day, Colorado Technical University is playing matchmaker to help job seekers find their perfect job at a free career fair Feb. 13. The career fair is from 4 to 7 p.m. at CTU, 4435 N. Chestnut St. and is open to the public. Campus officials expect more than 25 local businesses from… Continue Reading CTU hosts career fair to help jobseekers find perfect match

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UCCS goes boldly into entrepreneurial future

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is embarking on a new venture that could be the start of an entrepreneurial renaissance like no other in the region. UCCS has joined private citizens to create a nonprofit organization, the UCCS Development Corp., to launch startup firms, participate in public-private business ventures and attract investors. The newly… Continue Reading UCCS goes boldly into entrepreneurial future

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Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

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Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

The Pikes Peak region’s most talked-about attraction — the Manitou Incline — finally is coming out from behind the curtain and taking center stage in marketing campaigns aimed at attracting outdoor enthusiasts. Years of planning and legal questions about the Incline, its ownership and its use came to a close in January when President Obama… Continue Reading Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

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A major revision in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program could equate to more help for small businesses. SBA now has tripled the eligible contract amount, from $2 million to $6.5 million, that the agency will guarantee on surety bonds for both public and private contracts. The higher surety bond guarantee limits… Continue Reading SBA triples surety bond ceiling, could help small businesses with larger contracts

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ANB renovating its Circle Banking Center

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ANB renovating its Circle Banking Center

ANB Bank is renovating its Circle Banking Center as part of several remodeling projects across the state. The bank is remodeling six branches in Colorado and Wyoming and  expanding into a new Front Range community, Castle Rock. ANB described the $2 million project at its Circle Banking Center as extensive. The branch is at the… Continue Reading ANB renovating its Circle Banking Center

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Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

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Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

Colorado Springs is one of seven communities to host this year’s Ride The Rockies Tour, scheduled June 9-15. About 2,000 riders are expected to participate in the statewide bike ride, which begins June 9 in Telluride and ends June 15 in Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. This is the third time in the 28-year… Continue Reading Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

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The Mountain states — Colorado, Utah and Wyoming — continue to exceed the national index in sales, employment, inventories and delivery lead time. For the 39th straight month, the overall index for the Mountain States region, a leading economic indicator, advanced above growth neutral of 50, according to the Denver-based Goss Institute for Economic Research.… Continue Reading Manufacturing in Mountain States expanding, report says

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He once led Pikes Peak Community College. Now, Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is a leading candidate to become U.S. secretary of labor, according to a Reuters article today. The news service cites sources familiar with the situation. Garcia, a Hispanic former president of Colorado State University-Pueblo, would bring racial diversity and a Western flair… Continue Reading Lt. Gov. Garcia could be tapped for U.S. cabinet job

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dpiX CEO Caris, Philharmonic seek small businesses support

A group of business leaders are spreading the word that the Colorado Springs Philharmonic is good for business. A Colorado Springs Philharmonic business advisory committee headed by dpiX CEO Frank Caris is telling small and large businesses that a vibrant arts community could be the ticket to attracting new businesses and employees. This week, the Philharmonic launched its… Continue Reading dpiX CEO Caris, Philharmonic seek small businesses support

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