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BLS: Employment increases in El Paso County

Employment increased in all nine large counties in Colorado from December 2012 to December 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. El Paso County is considered a large county by BLS standards. Large counties are defined as those with employment of 75,000 or more as measured by 2012 annual average employment. Regional Commissioner… Continue Reading BLS: Employment increases in El Paso County

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NFIB news: Clean Air Act, Obamacare

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NFIB news: Clean Air Act, Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the EPA’s misuse of the Clean Air Act (see nfib.com/article/om-epa-permitting-requirements-for-greenhouse-gas-emission-65980/) in regulating stationary sources of greenhouse gases, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses. This will protect small family farms, manufacturers and restaurant owners from more paperwork and fines, the NFIB said.   Also, the Congressional Budget Office… Continue Reading NFIB news: Clean Air Act, Obamacare

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Brown is EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Technology

Cherwell Software President and CEO Vance Brown received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the technology category in the Mountain Desert region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, according to a news… Continue Reading Brown is EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Technology

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$4 million 1031 exchange completed for Springs retail property

The San Diego office of Colliers International announced the purchase of a 6,166-square-foot retail property at 1520 Briargate Blvd. for $4 million as part of a 1031 tax deferred exchange. This Chapel Hills Mall outparcel property is currently occupied by US Bank, which has a remaining 10-year lease. Rick Puttkammer of Colliers International represented the… Continue Reading $4 million 1031 exchange completed for Springs retail property

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AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

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AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

The arrival of the class of 2018 at the U.S. Air Force Academy this week, along with the arrival of cadet-candidates at the academy’s Prep School on July 16, will add more than $1.5 million to the local economy, according to a press release. When all the figures are added up, the estimated 4,760 visiting… Continue Reading AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

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AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

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AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

According to a report by the Denver Business Journal, 665,000 Coloradans will travel 50 miles or more over the long Independence Day weekend. The forecast was prepared by AAA Colorado and IHS Inc.’s Douglas County branch. That number is up nearly 1 percent from the same weekend last year. According to AAA Travel, 41 million… Continue Reading AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

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Drake plant now providing partial power

Unit 6 at Martin Drake Power Plant is back online, a representative for Colorado Springs Utilities announced Wednesday. The coal-fired power generating unit is one of three at the downtown plant and can produce up to 85 megawatts of Drake’s 254MW load, which accounts for roughly a third of the city’s energy. “Now that Unit 6 is back… Continue Reading Drake plant now providing partial power

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CNBC: Colorado eighth best state to do business

Cable channel CNBC has listed Colorado in the top ten states in the nation for conducting business. Colorado was listed number eight; last year, CNBC listed Colorado as the seventh best state in the nation to conduct business. The cable channel scored all states on 56 measures of competitiveness, developed using input from business groups,… Continue Reading CNBC: Colorado eighth best state to do business

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Taking an action at its Tuesday regular meeting that may benefit many small businesses in Colorado Springs, City Council voted to eliminate almost all business licensing fees, thereby foregoing nearly $400,000 in annual revenue. Businesses ranging from concrete contractors to operators of “circuses and menageries” must still apply for city licensure, but there will be… Continue Reading Council votes to end business licensing fees, but Bach may veto

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Goodwill, CSHP build new Monument centers

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Goodwill, CSHP build new Monument centers

Discover Goodwill and Colorado Springs Health Partners P.C. (CSHP) will jointly hold a ground-breaking ceremony in Monument Wednesday to kick off the construction of new facilities and extended services to the community. Goodwill and CSHP will each construct new buildings for their varied interests. The new centers will be located on three acres on Leather… Continue Reading Goodwill, CSHP build new Monument centers

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