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Goss: Mountain states continue economic growth

Business conditions and overall economic growth in the mountain states are continuing healthy growth – but at a slower rate than this time last year, a trend at least one economist believes will continue for the rest of the year. According to the monthly survey of mountains states by the Goss Institute for Economic Research,… Continue Reading Goss: Mountain states continue economic growth

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Bach encourages support of RTA projects at annual address

Mayor Steve Bach urged a crowd of 700 to get behind the Regional Tourism Act projects, to think big and to ignore critics of the city’s actions. “This is our time,” he told the crowd of business leaders Thursday at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance’s State of the City luncheon at The Broadmoor. “And… Continue Reading Bach encourages support of RTA projects at annual address

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Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

Many Colorado residents have been affected this summer by wildfire and drought. The virtual job fair will take place Aug. 2 – 16, at www.connectingcolorado.com. “This online event is targeting people affected by this summer of natural disasters,”  Department of Labor Executive Director Ellen Golombek said in a statement.  “The Black Forest Fire and the Royal… Continue Reading Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

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Pinery offers exclusive club overlooking downtown

Still under construction, the Pinery at the Hill now offers exclusive club memberships. The Club at the Pinery at the Hill will sell annual memberships for $2,850, and with that come many “deep discounts,” said owner Mitch Yellen. At least initially, Yellen expects to sell between 100 and 150 memberships. He said the current owners… Continue Reading Pinery offers exclusive club overlooking downtown

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Palmer Lake lives on, without the lake

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Palmer Lake lives on, without the lake

Palmer Lake is a lake no more. The fact that Palmer Lake is now dry has affected some businesses there, they say. But other business owners report business has been good, despite the lack of water. What used to be a reservoir teeming with fishermen in the summer and skaters in the winter is now… Continue Reading Palmer Lake lives on, without the lake

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Time Warner hiring 150 in Colorado Springs

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Time Warner hiring 150 in Colorado Springs

Time Warner Cable will hire around 150 employees by the end of 2013 to work at its Colorado Springs call center. The company said in a news release July 19 that it plans to fill dozens of positions each month until the end of the year, which will top the center at 2221 E. Bijou… Continue Reading Time Warner hiring 150 in Colorado Springs

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How to buy a business: Some easy, others not

Caroline Bilodeau went into The Speedtrap coffee shop one day, asked the owner if he would sell the Palmer Lake business to her, and he said, “Yes.” “A week later, I came back with a check, and it was done,” Bilodeau said. “It was a very quick and simple sale.” Not all business sales are… Continue Reading How to buy a business: Some easy, others not

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Colorado Springs tied with Bridgeport, Conn., for the ninth small city to “make it rich in,” according to CreditDonkey.com. Springs listed ninth thanks to its percentage of high income people (8.9 percent), it’s gross domestic product growth (11. 5 percent) and the 197 patents filed by city residents. “The area’s economy centers on military institutions… Continue Reading Springs ranks in top 10 ‘make it rich’ list

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The Peak Venture Group is returning to its core mission, reaching out to the community and providing resources to local entrepreneurs. Peak Venture was started a business resource organization, providing assistance and aid for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the area. With the departure of Loren Lancaster, one of its long-time members and organizers, the group… Continue Reading New PVG board chairman promises ‘return to core mission’

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Developers divided on Academy

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Editor’s note: The southeastern portion of Colorado Springs has had its challenges economically. The Academy corridor project highlights different ways the city of Colorado Springs can help. But just how and how much should the city be involved? This concludes a two-part series looking at the Academy corridor and government incentives for business. Government should… Continue Reading Developers divided on Academy

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