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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator has been helping start-ups hatch their business ideas for nearly a decade, but now believes it’s time to change the way it does business. It’s planning to move to a new location and adopting a new payment model — all with the intention of serving a wider range of budding… Continue Reading Tech incubator cooking up new approach to business

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The countdown has begun and with less than a year to go before the kick-off of the U.S. Women’s Open at The Broadmoor, more than 30 corporations have already teed up for event sponsorship packages. In exchange, they’ll have access to top-flight amenities, entertainment and visits with players including this year’s honorary chairman, 1995 U.S.… Continue Reading U.S. Women’s Open teeing up sponsorships for 2011 event

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Much as they do today, businesses, banks, theaters and restaurants lined Tejon Street a century ago. Looking north in 1908, a visitor would have seen the steel frame of the new Exchange National Bank rising on the corner of Pikes Peak and Tejon, flanked by the Crystal Theater, The Hub, the land office of J.H.… Continue Reading Blend of faith, history helps fill these churches’ pews

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The work of some of the people at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo may someday save your life. With little notice or fanfare, the zoo’s CEO and employees regularly travel to exotic and often dangerous locales, trekking through thick jungles and crossing slippery streams to save creatures large and small that play a role in medical research.… Continue Reading Zoo’s mission takes it far outside Colorado Springs

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Most growth industries like to draw attention to themselves. But not what appears to be one of the fastest-growing segments of Colorado Springs’ economy — the one marked “top secret.” Everyone knows about NORAD, hidden deep in the caverns of Cheyenne Mountain. And we’ve all heard about Northern Command, the military’s joint operation headquarters at… Continue Reading Springs’ top-secret operations fly under the radar

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A bright, young workforce can act as a magnet, drawing entrepreneurial thinkers, risk-takers and innovation — all vital to a city on the move. But it has been hard to keep young people in Colorado Springs in recent years and, so far, efforts to reverse the “brain drain” here are still very much at their… Continue Reading Still at starting line: Drive to stop exodus of young talent

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It may be extreme makeover time for many of the region’s long-established retail centers. Older strip and larger malls that fall into disrepair are struggling to compete against the sparkling new centers that popped up in growing parts of town before the recession. In a report on first-quarter activity in the retail sector, Sierra Commercial… Continue Reading Even in recovery, older shopping centers face tough times

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Fomenting profits: Wine and tourism

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From all across the United States they come to stomp grapes, tour cellars and swirl and sip wines. It’s all part of the wine-tourism trade, a small but steadily growing segment of the hospitality business that has gained increased traction over the past decade in Colorado. Although relatively new to the wine scene, Colorado wineries… Continue Reading Fomenting profits: Wine and tourism

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Decades ago, Colorado Springs was home to many serious artists whose work was enthusiastically supported by local collectors. The arts scene was so vibrant that for decades, from the late 1920s to the 1950s, national attention was often focused upon the city and its artists. Iconic publications such as Time and Life published extensive pieces… Continue Reading Arts scene in rebuilding mode, one showing at a time

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The nation’s export laws could be revamped soon, raising hopes among exporters here and elsewhere pushing for changes to streamline how they do business. The Obama administration announced proposals last week that would essentially remake the export system — replacing a bulky, difficult system with a much leaner, more efficient one. At present, three federal… Continue Reading Businesses hope for streamlined exporting rules

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