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(Editor’s note: Next week, the CSBJ will discuss what the future holds for the Regional Business Alliance.) The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. merged to become the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance early this year. But changes to the organization went deeper than the merger and… Continue Reading Business Alliance changes deeper than just new name

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Food franchises find home in Springs

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When journalist Eric Schlosser chose to base his 2002 book Fast Food Nation in Colorado Springs, restaurants were opening here at a faster rate than in any other part of the country. The city perfectly illustrated Schlosser’s vision of a fast-food nation with McDonald’s, Burger Kings and strip malls popping up all over town as… Continue Reading Food franchises find home in Springs

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Progressive Insurance is hiring 72 people in Colorado Springs for call center and sales jobs. A company official said Progressive was recruiting new hires here because it considers the local facility as one of its more permanent offices. “We’ve had great success in the Springs,” said Connie Dingeman, recruiting manager. “Our backup IT servers are… Continue Reading Progressive to hire 72 in Springs

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ISS named top 100 job creators by Inc. Magazine

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Colorado Springs companyIntelligent Software Solutions has made the top 100 “Hire Power ” list in  Inc. magazine. It’s the first time the company’s given the award, and ISS was number 67, with 347 jobs created last year. Jay Jesse, owner of ISS, said the company has doubled in size and has opened offices in Denver… Continue Reading ISS named top 100 job creators by Inc. Magazine

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance has added three people to its staff of 16. Andrew Merritt is the Alliance’s new chief defense industry officer. He replaces Brian Binn, who was vice president of military affairs at the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and now works at the Air Force Academy. John Wilson will… Continue Reading Business Alliance fills three key positions

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The analysis shows Colorado’s production, delivery lead time, inventories and employment all grew during November. Continue Reading Strong employment, production put Colo. economy ahead of nation’s

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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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