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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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Colorado’s energy sector is experiencing some pullbacks during the month of June, according to the latest economic data, but its construction industry continues to expand. The Goss Institute for Economic Research says Colorado’s economy is still healthy, but has seen some declines last month. “The increase in the value of the U.S. dollar and the… Continue Reading Colorado’s energy sector slows, construction surges

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Academy Boulevard: Can city help it recover?

Dotted with urban blight as well as lively street corners, the once-thriving Academy Boulevard corridor attracts nearly as many opinions as the storefronts it has. The government should not be involved at all in attracting business to the area, say some elected officials, while others say the city should — and does — offer incentives.… Continue Reading Academy Boulevard: Can city help it recover?

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In southeast Colorado Springs, the use of many buildings has changed in recent years. “Repurposing” is the descriptive term identified by Carl Schueler, senior planner for the city. What used to be a big-box store on the corner of Hancock Expressway and South Academy Boulevard is now the home of Victory World Outreach chapel. A… Continue Reading Academy experiences ‘repurposing’ of buildings

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Blue Star Recycling receives pay-it-forward loan to expand

Blue Star Recyclers  received a social enterprise loan from the Beanstalk Foundation to expand its electronics recycling capabilities, just as a new law makes it illegal to dispose of electronic waste in Colorado landfills. The $53,000 loan will fund a new program director position that will allow Blue Star Recyclers to extend its reach beyond… Continue Reading Blue Star Recycling receives pay-it-forward loan to expand

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Future is now: Springs bioscience sector growing stronger

For the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the 41 companies in the city’s bioscience sector represent both an economic boon and the chance to create a larger industry cluster that will bring high-paying jobs and high-tech expertise to the region. From companies that develop stem-cell assays for research laboratories to those that manufacture tiny devices… Continue Reading Future is now: Springs bioscience sector growing stronger

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