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CC’s annual local economic impact totals $168 million

Each Colorado College student spends on average just shy of $9,024 a year off-campus, creating an economic impact of $35.6 million to the Colorado Springs economy, according to a report planned for release Friday morning. Including other factors, the college sent an average of nearly $168 million into the local economy each year from 2006… Continue Reading CC’s annual local economic impact totals $168 million

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Colorado’s economy continues to add jobs at a higher rate than the rest of the Rocky Mountain states and the nation. Colorado’s economy grew nearly 2 percentage points in August, from 54.8 to 56.5, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The overall business conditions index, a mathematical average of new orders, production, employment,… Continue Reading Colorado’s job growth above regional, national averages

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Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

Colorado’s high-tech innovation sector is competitive with the rest of the nation – but falls short in the number of jobs at startups, the survival rate of small businesses and self-employed innovation company. The good news: the state exceeds the national average for public funding of companies and its educated workforce. The information comes from… Continue Reading Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

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Investors invited to venture capital event

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An Aug. 22 event at The Broadmoor will link investors with information on how they can invest in fast-growing and new companies in Colorado Springs. Business investors and community leaders are invited to attend what’s billed as the “All-Star Investment Event,” which follows the High Altitude Investors Forum. The forum runs from 4-5 p.m., and… Continue Reading Investors invited to venture capital event

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Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs remains higher than the state average, and has risen during the past month. Unemployment in Colorado Springs is 8.4 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, above the state’s average of 7.1 percent. The latest numbers from the Department of Labor show that the area lost… Continue Reading Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

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Vagrants incite business owners

Downtown’s vagrant presence has reached such proportions, business owners are digging into their own pockets to hire extra security. Also, an effort by a cadre of women business owners has led to police placing more emphasis on the problem. Downtown business owner and investor Kevin O’Neil says he’ll commit $20,000 to hire around-the-clock security to… Continue Reading Vagrants incite business owners

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The Colorado Springs Rising Professionals have decided to break away from the Regional Business Alliance and function as their own independent organization. “It feels like we’ve hit the ceiling with the Business Alliance,” said Rising Professionals Chairman Shawn Gullixson, 33, a branch manager at Vectra Bank. “We were aligned with the Business Alliance on some… Continue Reading Rising Professionals form separate group

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

Colorado Springs-based SunShare is expanding into Colorado and California. The solar-garden manufacturer said it expects the moves will grow the company 20-fold during the next year. It’s keeping its headquarters here, at least for now, but will open offices in Denver, as well as California. SunShare hit the scene in 2011 with a plan to… Continue Reading SunShare expands into Denver, California

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Anschutz speaks through corporate, nonprofit, global messages

You probably never have spoken to Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz — but chances are, he’s spoken to you. His Foundation for a Better Life sends inspirational messages that reach more than a billion people every year — billboards, television commercials and digital messages at stadiums, arenas and convention centers. His movies send a similar message.… Continue Reading Anschutz speaks through corporate, nonprofit, global messages

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Anschutz’s biggest creation taking shape in Wyoming

You can’t accuse Phil Anschutz of thinking small. Sometime next year, construction will start on two renewable energy megaprojects, with a total estimated cost of $9 billion. Anschutz-owned companies have been planning the projects since 2006. Estimated completion date: 2019. That’s typical of Anschutz deals. As a man with long experience in the oil and… Continue Reading Anschutz’s biggest creation taking shape in Wyoming

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