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Data center relocation hot spot is Colo. Springs

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Cities are likely to soon be swooning over data centers, and Colorado Springs could be a lucky suitor. Continue Reading Data center relocation hot spot is Colo. Springs

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Colo. bill would bar credit checks for some jobs

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Lawmakers will hear testimony on a bill to prohibit employers from using consumer credit information against potential employees unless they’re applying for a job that involves financial decisions. Democrats sponsoring the proposal say the use of credit information creates barriers for people who have recently lost their jobs and are looking for employment. The bill… Continue Reading Colo. bill would bar credit checks for some jobs

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Economic vitality chief facing an uphill battle

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Steve Cox, the city’s new economic vitality manager, has a long to-do list. He isn’t daunted by the size of the task or by his lack of business experience. A public servant of sorts for most of his career, Cox has served as fire department chief, interim city manager and deputy city manager. The economic… Continue Reading Economic vitality chief facing an uphill battle

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The newly merged Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corps should make K-12 public education a top priority, the chamber’s top official said. Dave Csintyan, president and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, said the business community needs to partner with public schools to ensure a well-trained future work force.… Continue Reading Csintyan: New Chamber/EDC should focus on education

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U.S. manufacturing up, still needs help

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It was a good year for U.S. manufacturing, at least compared to 2010. The most current U.S. manufacturing technology orders put the year-to-date total at $463.32 million, which is up 80.5 percent compared with 2010 and the second highest dollar amount in the last 15 years. It’s a good sign for all of manufacturing, said… Continue Reading U.S. manufacturing up, still needs help

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Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are traveling to California to meet with business leaders there about Colorado. The governor and mayor’s offices say Hickenlooper and Hancock want to strengthen existing relationships and encourage California business leaders to look at Colorado when they want to expand or grow companies. The trip is Thursday… Continue Reading Hickenlooper, Hancock going to CA on business trip

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ACS to hire 225 people in Springs office

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ACS, a Xerox company, is planning to hire 225 people for its call center operations in Colorado Springs. Positions include agents and supervisory positions, according to Bill McKee, spokesman for Xerox. ACS was bought by Xerox last year for $6.5 billion. The acquisition makes Xerox one of the largest back-office service providers in the nation.… Continue Reading ACS to hire 225 people in Springs office

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Bal-Seal expansion expected to create 210 jobs

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Engineering company Bal-Seal plans to build a $45 million, 137,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Colorado Springs that the company says will create 210 jobs during the next five years. The Colorado Springs City Council approved an incentive deal Nov. 29 for Bal-Seal. In exchange for the intent to create jobs, the company received $543,000 in tax… Continue Reading Bal-Seal expansion expected to create 210 jobs

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An EDC-Chamber unification committee is on track to make final recommendations about the future organization by the end of the month. A “rough draft” of recommendations was sent to the boards of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. earlier this week and the unification committee expected… Continue Reading Chamber/EDC merger: Committee makes recommendations

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EDC moving to Tejon Street

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The Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. is moving into the Alamo Corporate Building, 102 S. Tejon St. The EDC has kept its office on the 10th floor in the Wells Fargo Building on Cascade Avenue for about 20 years, when the EDC and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce spilt. That lease is… Continue Reading EDC moving to Tejon Street

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