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Martin takes small wins, but what’s next?

Throughout her eight years on the Colorado Springs City Council, Jan Martin has tried to take the high road — even when it wasn’t the popular way to go. She has believed strongly in the need for dealing with stormwater. She feels the city’s residents should be convinced to pay more (yes, in taxes) to… Continue Reading Martin takes small wins, but what’s next?

Local economy feels healthier to start 2015

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Last Friday night, we went out to eat at Fujiyama, one of the many popular restaurants downtown on Tejon Street. Given that Colorado College was playing a home hockey game, and various other entertainment options were available to start the weekend, we didn’t expect to see much in the way of crowds. As we sat… Continue Reading Local economy feels healthier to start 2015

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John Hickenlooper began his second four-year term as Colorado’s governor this week, and in his inaugural address Tuesday, he followed his usual script — personal, self-effacing, humble yet fully optimistic. He didn’t specifically mention Colorado Springs. But then again, the governor’s approach wasn’t built on laying out the benefits, past and future, for any certain… Continue Reading Governor’s task starts with infrastructure

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Governor’s planning starts with infrastructure

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John Hickenlooper began his second four-year term as Colorado’s governor this week, and in his inaugural address Tuesday, he followed his usual script — personal, self-effacing, humble yet fully optimistic. He didn’t specifically mention Colorado Springs. But then again, the governor’s approach wasn’t built on laying out the benefits, past and future, for any certain… Continue Reading Governor’s planning starts with infrastructure

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Another key list: Ten Women to Watch in ’15

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Elsewhere in this Business Journal, you’ll find our annual list of Ten Companies to Watch in the year ahead. That turned into a healthy package for our Focus section, but how about some people to follow? In fact, let’s go even further, with Ten Women to Watch in 2015 across the area’s business scene. We… Continue Reading Another key list: Ten Women to Watch in ’15

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Assessing 2014: It’s ending on good note

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How will we remember 2014 in regard to the Colorado Springs business community? There’s no single message or theme that stands out, unless you want to continue slamming the unproductive relationship between Mayor Steve Bach and City Council. Of course, we’ve watched that script evolve and worsen since Bach took over as the first “strong… Continue Reading Assessing 2014: It’s ending on good note

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Newcomer sends message to leaders

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Myron Pierce knows most people in Colorado Springs haven’t heard of him, and that’s OK. He’s been busy for the past two years, laying the groundwork for earning a place at the table with community leaders, waiting for his chance to make the best-possible first impression. That moment arrived last Friday in an unlikely setting,… Continue Reading Newcomer sends message to leaders

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RBA paints positive local view

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A group of nearly 300 top employers across the area plans to add 4,839 jobs over the next three years, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance reported Tuesday in its year-end member investor briefing. Also, the Business Alliance is courting nine unnamed companies that are seriously considering relocation with the potential of bringing a total of… Continue Reading RBA paints positive local view

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Business Alliance paints positive local picture

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A group of nearly 300 top employers across the area plans to add 4,839 jobs over the next three years, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance reported Tuesday in its year-end member investor briefing. Also, the Business Alliance is courting nine unnamed companies that are seriously considering relocation with the potential of bringing a total… Continue Reading Business Alliance paints positive local picture

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Two developments related to Interstate 25 have come up in recent weeks, and they will have an impact on Colorado Springs for the next few years. So much of an impact, we should point out, that the city should be thinking proactively of ways to deal with it. Most folks are aware by now that… Continue Reading City should prepare for I-25 work overlap

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