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Switchbacks set to bring soccer to Springs in 2015

It’s not every year a new, professional sports franchise appears in Southern Colorado. That’s why the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club was chosen as one of the top 10 businesses to watch in 2015. The team, owned by Ragain Sports, will kick off its inaugural season in March, according Ragain Sports President Nick Ragain. The… Continue Reading Switchbacks set to bring soccer to Springs in 2015

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Techwise continues growth, diversification

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Techwise continues growth, diversification

Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Techwise has plans for continued growth this year — diversifying its business offerings and doubling its revenues. From humble beginnings 20 years ago, CEO Shawnee Huckstep has grown her company into a major Department of Defense contractor working in the areas of training, logistics, organizational improvement, development and education throughout the… Continue Reading Techwise continues growth, diversification

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Optimism reigns around city’s edges

The areas around Colorado Springs saw significant commercial and residential growth in 2014, with signs pointing toward additional growth this year. Both the southern and northern ends of El Paso County seem poised for a prosperous 2015, while Teller County plans to ride a wave of construction — and an economic boost due to tourism… Continue Reading Optimism reigns around city’s edges

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Commercial real estate looks stable

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Commercial real estate looks stable

Commercial real estate vacancies in Colorado Springs will continue to decrease, with steady, moderate growth in sales this new year, predicted Quantum Commercial Group, a leading commercial real estate leasing and sales firm here. “We’re all pleasantly surprised. The market isn’t as bleak as we all thought it was, and the numbers aren’t as bad,”… Continue Reading Commercial real estate looks stable

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Gift that should keep giving in ’15

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Gift that should keep giving in ’15

By Tom Binnings Thanks to the general aviation businesses and new leadership at the Colorado Springs Airport, our region received a gift in 2014 that should keep giving well into the future. With the support of Mayor Steve Bach, Council President Keith King, most of City Council, the Board of County Commissioners and other regional… Continue Reading Gift that should keep giving in ’15

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New events replace cycling, balloons

Compared to 2014, the year ahead looks to be coming late out of the starting gates. With two high-profile events skipping or leaving Colorado Springs this year, the city will have to look elsewhere to make up the lost revenue. The USA Pro Challenge, which reported a $130 million impact statewide in 2014, and touts… Continue Reading New events replace cycling, balloons

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Vascular clinic moving to Springs from Pueblo

Early in 2015, the American Vein and Vascular Institute will move its headquarters north, from Pueblo to Colorado Springs. “We wanted to move our corporate headquarters to Colorado Springs because it’s more centrally located,” said CEO Erin Gibbs. “We have a lot of jobs coming.” With clinics in Colorado and Texas, the AVVI opened its… Continue Reading Vascular clinic moving to Springs from Pueblo

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Health Care Briefs

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Health Care Briefs

Bryan Construction to build new medical building Bryan Construction won a $3.5 million contract to build the core and shell of a new 34,000-square-foot medical office building in southeastern Colorado Springs. After tenant finishes, the two-story structure will ultimately house several medical tenants and specialties, including imaging, primary care, lab services, urgent care, physical therapy… Continue Reading Health Care Briefs

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Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

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Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

With a network of approximately 40,000 members in Colorado Springs and more than 61,000 throughout Southern Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Colorado’s largest nonprofit health plan, is weeks away from opening its second ambulatory care building in the city, and its third medical facility in Southern Colorado. Scheduled to begin operations Jan. 2 at 215 Parkside Drive,… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

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Well3 Pikes Peak about education, health of region

Well3 Pikes Peak, a partnership between local health care and wellness professionals, launched in 2013 to provide comprehensive information on — and consumer connections to — community resources for general wellness and health care, and to explain insurance changes created by the Affordable Care Act. The consortium, which includes Colorado Springs Health Partners, Penrose, Humana,… Continue Reading Well3 Pikes Peak about education, health of region

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