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SALT LAKE CITY — If you really want to know how an area is addressing its biggest problem, the best approach should be to observe that situation from both sides. That’s exactly what the 40 attendees on the annual Regional Leaders Trip did Monday in Utah. The group had traveled from Colorado Springs to check… Continue Reading Routon: What happens when the future matters

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As many of you read this, about 40 of us will be spending a few days in Salt Lake City, the destination for this year’s Regional Leaders Trip, checking out what that area does well and what we can learn from Utah’s aggressive economic development during the past 15 years. We’ll be seeing how the… Continue Reading Regional leaders hope to learn from Utah

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RBA finds fit for key spot – Wenstrand

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For anyone living in Northwest Florida a little more than a decade ago, the economic circumstances certainly were unusual, even confusing. After the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the heavy Air Force presence in that area obviously was pushed to the max. Between the massive Eglin Air Force Base operations and the adjacent Hurlburt Field… Continue Reading RBA finds fit for key spot – Wenstrand

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As most readers probably have figured out by now, our focus throughout this week’s issue will be the “Business of Sports” in Colorado Springs. That doesn’t mean having a multitude of stories about every aspect of our local sports industry. In fact, sports always will be part of the Business Journal’s potential mix for any… Continue Reading Routon: Don’t forget sports as key to our future

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Until a few months ago, Tucker Wannamaker could set up a quick meeting by just picking a downtown coffee spot in Colorado Springs, and anyone could be there in minutes. Here in the nation’s capital, where he has lived since January, the options actually aren’t that much different for the co-founder of Magneti… Continue Reading Wannamaker finds his place amid D.C. scene

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Who’s to blame for ignored road plans?

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Sometime in the next year, if the political pieces fall into place, we should be hearing about firm plans for fully rebuilding the Interstate 25 interchange for U.S. Highway 24/Cimarron Street, or as maps and signs also call it, Exit 141, with the project finishing as soon as 2017. We’ll hear leaders talk about the… Continue Reading Who’s to blame for ignored road plans?

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The two young professionals came from different backgrounds, Scott growing up here and graduating from Colorado College, and William coming from a small town in the South and finishing his degree at a young, growing urban university not unlike UCCS. They met in 1977, hired by the same employer to tackle a daunting challenge. Their… Continue Reading Routon: Rising Stars today have reason to stay

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Business Alliance lays out positive plans

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So, you might be wondering, what has the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance done for us lately? From one statistic, which President and CEO Joe Raso smartly chose to lead off his RBA member investor briefing Tuesday, that answer might not be so positive. Raso informed the audience of business leaders that on Dec. 13,… Continue Reading Business Alliance lays out positive plans

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One example of cooperation: Why not more?

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One example of cooperation: Why not more?

Sometimes it’s smart to watch a City Council meeting on TV until the very end, even after most of the spectators have left. Such was the case Monday afternoon at the close of Council’s usual informal meeting, now known as “work sessions” before the regular formal gathering on Tuesday. The group had spent nearly four… Continue Reading One example of cooperation: Why not more?

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Two successes might not be enough for Nolan

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We go out for a late lunch on Sunday, trying to decide between our two favorite places for what has become almost a weekly ritual. We make our choice, walk in the front door — and the owner happily greets us with menus, shows us to a booth, comes back to re-wipe the table because… Continue Reading Two successes might not be enough for Nolan

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