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Technology park envisioned where wildlife roam

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WOODLAND PARK — Sturman Industries has developed plans to transform its corner of Woodland Park into a nexus for green-minded, high-tech research-and-development companies. In other words, it’s hoping for like-minded neighbors. To pull it off, the engineering company will be offering portions of its sprawling campus for sale to select firms interested in relocating to… Continue Reading Technology park envisioned where wildlife roam

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State to assume oversight of advisers

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The burden of regulating mid-size investment advisers will shift from federal to state agencies this year, a time when state budgets have been slashed and resources are limited. The Dodd-Frank financial reform act mandates this regulatory shift for midsize investment advisers, or those who have between $25 million and $100 million in assets under management.… Continue Reading State to assume oversight of advisers

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The Air Force Academy doesn’t keep its research — or its cadets — to itself. The academy’s research professors can be brought in to conduct research and help get a product from the idea stage to the commercial market. Currently, there are 90 such agreements — with companies such Ball Aerospace in Boulder as well… Continue Reading Academy professors double as high-tech entrepreneurs

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While the Air Force Academy’s main goal is training tomorrow’s military leaders, it is also engaged in something else that’s off most people’s radar but is equally important — research that can be transferred to the commercial sector. The academy receives more research funds than any other undergraduate university in the nation, and its cadets… Continue Reading Air Force Academy research delivers boost to industry

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2011 Forecast: The lift from an aviation brigade

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Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. President Mike Kazmierski is watching three items in the New Year that he believes have the potential to produce sustained economic growth for the city. They involve Fort Carson, relocating companies and a new mayor. For starters, Kazmierski is optimistic that an Army Combat Aviation Brigade will be created… Continue Reading 2011 Forecast: The lift from an aviation brigade

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Next year will bring change, challenges and even peril to the Colorado Springs arts community. Two of the community’s most dynamic leaders will leave, while one of the city’s most treasured institutions may struggle to survive. Laurence Leighton-Smith, who has conducted the Colorado Springs Philharmonic since it rose from the ashes of the Colorado Springs… Continue Reading 2011 Forecast: A new philharmonic conductor, a new COPPeR chief

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There is money and fame for any contrarian willing to stand in the face of popular sentiment and boldly call the top of a bubble or the bottom of a crash. But that hasn’t been incentive enough for anyone in the region to step up and trumpet a full-fledged real estate recovery for 2011. Of… Continue Reading 2011 Forecast: Signs of life in real estate, but still far to go

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Thanks to their approval of the strong-mayor form of government in the November election, city residents will get what they voted for in 2011: change. Voters will select a new mayor and a seven of nine council members. The new mayor will have powers that his or her predecessors could only dream of, including preparing… Continue Reading 2011 Forecast: A strong mayor, restrained by TABOR

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The biggest change coming in the local sports scene next year involves one of the biggest sports organizations in the world: The U.S. Olympic Committee is preparing for a series of events that will boost its profile in the Springs, as well as globally. “We have a nice list of premier events on tap,” said… Continue Reading 2011 Forecast: USOC promises higher profile in new year

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