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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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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance continues to flex its political muscle with further candidate endorsements and a strong “no” recommendation for the ballot initiative to decriminalize marijuana possession in Colorado.   The alliance is endorsing the following slate of candidates:   • Mark Scheffel, State Senate District 4 • Owen Hill, State Senate District… Continue Reading Business Alliance opposes Amendment 64, endorses state slate

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Maxx HD Sunglasses was presented the “People’s Choice Award” at the 7th Annual Excellence in Local Industry Awards Tuesday. For the first time in the awards’ history, attendees to the event were allowed to choose between two local companies for the People’s Choice Award. It was RT Logic, a signal processing systems company founded in… Continue Reading The people have spoken: Maxx HD Sunglasses top company choice

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Colorado Springs’ main economic development organization has a new name, new logo and new direction. Continue Reading Business Alliance blazes new trail, but not everyone follows

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When Mike Bristol guided tons of German brewing equipment into Bristol Brewing’s future digs at the Ivywild School last week, it was another clear indicator that this one-of-a-kind project is happening. Continue Reading One-of-a-kind Ivywild set to open this winter

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CSRBA hiring for three positions

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is hiring. The economic development group, formerly the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, is advertising to fill three positions – two of them from long-time employees exiting the group after a merger between the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corp. The group wants to… Continue Reading CSRBA hiring for three positions

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Women’s Chamber plots new strategy

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Twenty years after a group of women formed their own local chamber of commerce, the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce finally is growing up Continue Reading Women’s Chamber plots new strategy

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