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Woodmen Road improvements get funding

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The El Paso County Board of Commissioners has approved $1.36 million for the Woodmen Road Improvements Capacity Project. El Paso County is receiving $1.13 million in federal funding. The county will pay the remaining $234,751. The money will be used for construction management related services associated with the Woodmen Road project. “The Woodmen Road corridor… Continue Reading Woodmen Road improvements get funding

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Small and mid-sized businesses in Colorado are fueling the state’s export industry. The Colorado Office of Economic Development reports that 3,837 state companies exported during 2005. Of those, 3,374, or 88 percent, were small and mid-sized enterprises with fewer than 500 employees. They generated close to one-quarter of Colorado’s total annual exports of merchandise according… Continue Reading Exports sustain small, mid-size Colorado companies

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Inflationary pressures remain elevated, while the overall index for the Mountain States region has slipped. The November Business Conditions survey of supply managers and business leaders for Colorado, Utah and Wyoming shows the overall Business Conditions Index slumped to 56.6 from October’s 63.3 and September’s 64.8. “The Mountain States region will continue to expand even… Continue Reading Mountain States leading economic indicator dips again

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The El Paso County Assessor’s Office has changed the El Paso County DS056 (Regular Business) and DS060 (Lessor Business) forms for the 2008 tax year. The changes are expected to make it easier for a business owners to complete and submit the forms. Taxpayers owning more than $2,500 in total actual value of personal property… Continue Reading Assessor’s Office changes personal property declaration forms

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The El Paso County Assessor’s Office has changed the El Paso County DS056 (Regular Business Form) and DS060 (Lessor Business Form) for the 2008 tax year. The changes are expected to make it easier for business owners to complete and submit the forms. Taxpayers owning more than $2,500 in total actual value of personal property… Continue Reading Assessor’s Office changes personal property declaration forms

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For the first time in 13 years, house prices fell in 21 states during the third quarter, according to a government index. Average home prices fell by 0.4 percent nationwide from the previous quarter, according to the latest Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight House Price Index [730 Kb PDF]. The index tracks homes with… Continue Reading Pikes Peak region continues to see home price stability

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The Wits End Comedy Club is planned to open in the in the space formerly occupied by the longtime west side gay nightclub, Hide N’ Seek, at 508 W. Colorado Ave. Kevin Murphy of Murphy Constructors, which recently completed a $450,000 upgrade to the building, said plans for a new kitchen for the comedy club… Continue Reading Comedy club to fill former Hide N’ Seek space

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There are professional trade groups for almost any type of organization. Retailers have the National Retail Federation. Nurses have the American Nurses Association, and so on. But, now an international group of forward-thinking individuals has created an organization that in some way matters to us all – The World Toilet Association. While it may sound… Continue Reading World Toilet Association flushing out serious issues

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Commercial sales affected by credit crunch

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Office building sales across the U.S. fell 70 percent during October from a year earlier, according to a report this week from Reuters. The story said a Nov. 20 report issued by Real Capital Analytics shows that sales of office properties that typically sell for more than $5 million fell to $4.4 billion during October.… Continue Reading Commercial sales affected by credit crunch

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There will be no charge for on-street parking in downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City on Saturdays throughout December. The free parking is expected to cost the city $27,200 in uncollected meter money, but city officials reason that the free parking will bolster shopping traffic and in turn boost sales tax revenue.

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