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Outgoing Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce CEO Dave Csinytan isn’t planning on leaving town – but he is weighing his opportunities carefully. Csintyan lost his position with the chamber when it merged with the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp., and the group launched a national effort to find a new CEO. Csintyan was a finalist,… Continue Reading Csintyan: Staying in Springs, staying involved

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Thanks to a state effort, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center added more than $2 million to the local economy and helped 837 people find job training. The Colorado Enhanced Approved Training Program allows people in the state who are receing unemployment benefits to receive 50 percent more a week if they are attending a traning… Continue Reading Workforce program adds $2 million to local economy

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A Colorado Springs middle school and a university professor are experimenting with a physics program that could revolutionize the region’s future workforce. Continue Reading UCCS, school districts, manufacturers teaming to develop workforce

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About 40 Colorado Springs manufacturers have signed a letter asking the city to reduce, rebate or eliminate the sales-and-use tax for manufacturing equipment. Continue Reading Manufacturers call for a city study on sales-and-use tax

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Twenty-five master’s-level students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have been investigating the local issue of oil and gas exploration. They will reveal their findings at a public meeting at 4:45 p.m. May 11 in Dwire Hall on the campus. The students began with the premise that El Paso County stands to benefit… Continue Reading UCCS MBA students investigate local oil and gas exploration

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Fountain Economic Development Director Lisa Cochrun is heading to Vegas this month to sell big retailers on her small town. Continue Reading City of Fountain pitching itself to national retailers

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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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