Home » Archives by category » economy (Page 7)

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC rallied business leaders, city and county officials, utility representatives, and bankers to form a rapid response team for businesses affected by the fire. Continue Reading Groups rally to support businesses in recovery

Continue reading …

Colorado’s economy is adding jobs at a faster rate than last year, and manufacturers are benefitting from expansion in the energy industry. That’s the latest word from the Goss Institute for Economic Research, which issues monthly reports about the economies in the mountain region – made up of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. “Colorado’s job additions… Continue Reading Colorado’s hiring up in 2012, trend not expected to continue

Continue reading …

ULI to present recommendations Friday

Comments Off

A panel of 10 national experts in downtown redevelopment and revitalization will present its recommendations for helping Colorado Springs achieve a downtown renaissance Friday morning. The Urban Land Institute sent a group of experts to the city at the request of the Downtown Development Authority, which footed most of the $125,000 bill for the study.… Continue Reading ULI to present recommendations Friday

Continue reading …

Manitou cash mob canceled

Comments Off

A mob of 800 people who planned to descend on Manitou Springs today to patronize businesses changed plans after the dramatic turn the Waldo Canyon Fire made Tuesday night. “Due to the sudden developments in Colorado Springs, resulting in the loss of homes and property, this event is canceled,” organizer Bob Falcone wrote on the… Continue Reading Manitou cash mob canceled

Continue reading …

Employers in Colorado Springs anticipate giving workers a 2.1 percent salary increase next year, according to an annual survey from the Mountain States Employers Council. That’s lower than the state average of 2.5 percent, but projected increases are higher than those predicted for 2010 and 2011. Nearly 500 employers participated in the survey and represented… Continue Reading Springs employers anticipate salary increases in 2013

Continue reading …

  U.S. employers in April posted the fewest job openings in five months, suggesting hiring will remain sluggish in the months ahead.   The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.4 million in April, down from 3.7 million in March. The March figure was the highest in nearly four… Continue Reading U.S. employers post fewest job openings in 5 months

Continue reading …

  The economy at risk, President Barack Obama accused Republicans on Friday of pursuing policies that would weaken the U.S. recovery, and he simultaneously urged Europe’s leaders to prevent an overseas debt crisis from dragging down the rest of the world.   At a White House news conference five months before Election Day, the president… Continue Reading Obama: Congress, Europe must stem economic crisis

Continue reading …

  Companies placed fewer orders to U.S. factories for the second straight month and a key measure that tracks business investment plans fell, adding to evidence that the economy is weakening.   The Commerce Department said Monday that orders for factory goods fell 0.6 percent in April from March.   Demand for so-called core capital… Continue Reading US factory orders fell 0.6 percent in April

Continue reading …

  Colorado labor officials say job prospects for teenagers are brighter this year. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says the number of job postings and employers at youth hiring fairs are up this year for adults and teenagers. The most recent state jobs numbers show an unemployment rate of about 26 percent for… Continue Reading Colorado teen job prospects brighter

Continue reading …

  The U.S. economy suddenly looks a lot weaker. U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up.   The dismal jobs data will fan fears that the economy is sputtering. It also puts President Barack Obama on the defensive five months before his re-election… Continue Reading As US hiring slows, experts ponder what would help

Continue reading …