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El Paso County is ahead of other counties when it comes to planning for the silver tsunami, according to national experts who study the issue. Local community leaders are already rallying around the topic of aging trying to plan for the estimated 82,000 baby boomers, those over age 65, who will live in El Paso… Continue Reading El Paso County a leader in baby boomer planning

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Academy Blvd. progress report: No progress

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The annual report about progress of the South Academy Boulevard revitalization project is a mixed bag. City planners presented the report to City Council this week, and while new retail development along the corridor is planned, job opportunities are on a downward slope and overall progress seems to have hit a red light. “I like… Continue Reading Academy Blvd. progress report: No progress

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Raso readying for Chamber/EDC balancing act

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When a recruiter called with news about an economic development position in Colorado Springs, there seemed to be something interesting … Continue Reading Raso readying for Chamber/EDC balancing act

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Atmel seeks retroactive tax break

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Atmel Corp. is in the midst of a $25 million expansion, and wants the city to reinstate its personal property tax rebate — and to do it retroactively. The details of the agreement: Atmel wants a 10-year agreement to receive rebates on its business personal property taxes and alternative rate of tax on machinery. Under… Continue Reading Atmel seeks retroactive tax break

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Frontier Airlines is changing its flying strategy, and Colorado Springs’ business community stands to be a winner in its new plan. Continue Reading Frontier plan could boost Colo. Springs airline activity

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Maker of Fender guitars files for $200M IPO

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An instrumental piece of rock and roll history is going public. Fender Musical Instruments Corp., the maker of legendary guitars strummed by the likes of Buddy Holly, Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton, filed papers Thursday for a $200 million initial public offering. Founded in 1946 by Leo Fender, the company created the Telecaster and Stratocaster… Continue Reading Maker of Fender guitars files for $200M IPO

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It’s been about a year since lobbyist Elise Pickering was hired for an annual salary of $100,000 to represent the Pikes Peak region in Washington, D.C. Since then, there has been little tangible progress and few federal dollars have made their way to Colorado Springs. But no one seems to be concerned. The public/private consortium… Continue Reading After first year, lobbyist’s work just beginning

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Defense Co. TechWise makes move downtown

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Colorado Springs defense contractor TechWise is moving its headquarters to downtown Colorado Springs. Continue Reading Defense Co. TechWise makes move downtown

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Mayor hosts town hall meeting about downtown

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Mayor Steve Bach will host his first town hall meeting to discuss his vision for downtown Colorado Springs and upcoming downtown events and festivals tonight. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Public Library at 20 N. Cascade Ave. The mayor’s chief of economic development, Steve Cox, will… Continue Reading Mayor hosts town hall meeting about downtown

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US, Mexico agree to cooperate on energy

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The United States and Mexico agreed Monday to work together when drilling for oil and gas below their maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mexico’s foreign minister signed the deal at a ceremony in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos as Mexican President Felipe Calderon and U.S.… Continue Reading US, Mexico agree to cooperate on energy

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