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Early this year, the first informal conversations about a possible collaboration started among the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. Sometime around June, those talks began taking on more substance and focus. Tuesday, top staff and board members of the three… Continue Reading New partnership brings out the best in local scene

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QLI report gives diverse views

Every two years, Pikes Peak United Way releases an extensive report: Quality of Life Indicators for the Pikes Peak Region. Area business owners, C-suite officers and nonprofit directors depend on this data for decision-making. With good reason — the report is comprehensive, covering 11 focus areas, using key markers to keep a finger on the… Continue Reading QLI report gives diverse views

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Mayor Steve Bach spent 15 fast-paced minutes expounding on his favorite recent priorities, City for Champions and stormwater, in his keynote speech Wednesday morning at the Downtown Partnership’s 16th annual Breakfast with the Mayor. Addressing a record crowd for the event of about 400 at the Antlers Hilton, Bach implored the audience to embrace the… Continue Reading Downtown Partnership honors innovators; Bach pushes familiar themes

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Leaders of the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization at UCCS gave an annual report to the community Tuesday at Penrose House, presenting examples of the organization’s successes. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak moderated the event, as the EPIIC chairmen delivered progress reports to a crowd of business and community leaders. “This is truly a… Continue Reading EPIIC shares update on year’s optimistic endeavors

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The Colorado Springs economy will continue to grow in 2014, but don’t expect anything spectacular. That’s the synopsis from UCCS economist Tom Zwirlein, who presented an analysis about the Pikes Peak region during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum on Thursday. “We’re better off than we were a year ago. We’re growing, slowly but… Continue Reading Forum analysis: slow and steady growth

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Think positively. That’s the main message from Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum. Consumer confidence in the markets and the economy is growing – and continued growth means that the economy will continue it’s upward swing, he said. “For a long time, the world… Continue Reading Confidence key to continued economic recovery, Paulsen says

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

A few years ago, a woman was facing the news she would need a double amputation below her knees because the arteries in her legs were diseased and blocked. A snowstorm delayed the surgery, and the woman went on the Internet to explore options for her condition. She found Spectranetics and a few phone calls… Continue Reading Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Springs Fabrication acquires Broomfield company

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Springs Fabrication, an engineered metal products manufacturing company in Colorado Springs, acquired assets and operations of IP Systems of Broomfield, Colo. The Broomfield location will serve the commercial and nuclear industries by providing isolated process systems. The company will retain its engineering expertise, intellectual property and technical fabrication skills. But since the acquisition by Springs… Continue Reading Springs Fabrication acquires Broomfield company

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UCCS wants to compete with national clinics

Of all the City for Champions proposals in the application for state Regional Tourism Act funding, the UCCS proposal is the only one that will happen with or without state support. The UCCS Sports Medicine and Performance Center is scheduled to be part of the university’s Health, Arts and Wellness Village — and is part… Continue Reading UCCS wants to compete with national clinics

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Time a factor in Goodwill sale, OCC future

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Time a factor in Goodwill sale, OCC future

When Kum & Go abandoned plans last week to build on the Goodwill parcel in Old Colorado City, it turned planning for the property into a redevelopment race. At least one developer plans to make an offer on the property next week, a second anonymous developer is piecing together a proposal and Goodwill now says… Continue Reading Time a factor in Goodwill sale, OCC future

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