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Colorado farmers could be allowed to grow industrial hemp as early as next summer, with state permits alone. It’s unclear if the federal government would raid industrial hemp farms operating without DEA permission. Continue Reading Industrial hemp could jump-start economy

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Bal Seal, which has operations in Colorado Springs, is one of three finalists in the Colorado BioScience Association’s Company of the Year. The CBSA will announce its winner at its 2012 awards dinner celebration Dec. 6 in Denver. The other finalists are: Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder; and TOLMAR Inc., Fort Collins. “Our Company of the… Continue Reading Spings’ Bal Seal a finalist for Colorado bioscience company of the year

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Despite growing uncertainty about its government funding, the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center is thriving, credited with creating 35,000 jobs statewide during the last four years. Continue Reading PTAC facing funding cuts, but standing firm for now

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Prosperent, Colo. Springs, gaining VC attention

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The high–tech startup Prosperent has gotten a lot of attention lately. Last week the Colorado Springs Business Journal reported that the online advertising company, planned to move outside the Springs market in order to find PHP programmers. Continue Reading Prosperent, Colo. Springs, gaining VC attention

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Neumann Systems Group has another plan to make coal-fired power plants more environmentally friendly. The company that has been battling to save the Martin Drake Power Plant and it’s coal-cleaning Neustream technology that’s used there, says its newest venture could amount to 250 high-tech jobs, $400 million in construction projects and $150 million in sales. Neumann… Continue Reading Neumann proposes rare-earth metals extraction business for downtown plant

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Manitou chamber reorganizes, Miller out

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The Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce is reorganizing its staff and has laid off COO Roger Miller, effective immediately. Miller’s ouster was announced Friday afternoon by the iManitou board of directors. The down economy, which was further impacted by the Waldo Canyon fire, has left the board struggling financially. Former Manitou Springs Mayor Marcy Morrison… Continue Reading Manitou chamber reorganizes, Miller out

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The economic indicators for Colorado were a mixed bag in October, according to the business conditions index from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. While the state’s economy continues to grow, telecommunications companies are cutting jobs, and manufacturing for durable goods have slowed, said Dr. Ernie Goss, director of the institute. “Non-durable goods producers are… Continue Reading Economic index pushes upward in Colorado, mountain states

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A once-quiet downtown corner surrounded by warehouses and vacant lots has come to life with music, dancing and laughter. Continue Reading Conservatory helps downtown economy and cultural vitality

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Creating regional partnerships could mean the difference between losing jobs and successful economic policy. Continue Reading Business Alliance moves forward with action plan from D.C. visit

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Four out of 10 Americans say they are spending less before the upcoming presidential election out of fear that the outcome will affect their paychecks, according to a new survey by NetCredit. The people most concerned are those nearing retirement, ages 50 to 59, with more than half saying they are spending less in the… Continue Reading Americans worry about jobs, paychecks before Election Day

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