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On the Horizon – December 7, 2012

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Dec. 11 EPIIC Night El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization will host EPIIC Night at 5:30 p.m. at UCCS in the University Center. Guest speaker is Peter Bryant, partner with Clareo Partners and senior fellow at the Kellogg Innovation Network. Bryant is an executive business strategist with more than 30 years experience developing and… Continue Reading On the Horizon – December 7, 2012

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Editorial: Gazette adds to Anschutz’s impact

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We at the Business Journal felt no surprise late last week after the official announcement of billionaire Philip Anschutz buying Colorado Springs’ daily newspaper. For months we had been hearing Anschutz had his eye on The Gazette, after spending more and more time here as owner of The Broadmoor hotel and resort. Two weeks ago,… Continue Reading Editorial: Gazette adds to Anschutz’s impact

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Watching the Drake Power Plant and Colorado Springs Utilities debate from afar, it seems to this outsider that the most important issue is missing in action. First, the debate seemed to focus on whether to engage Neumann Systems Group to develop and install supposedly cheaper pollution controls on CSU’s existing coal units to meet the… Continue Reading There’s a missing issue regarding Drake’s future

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It’s difficult to believe that I have been residing in Colorado Springs for nearly two years. I am proud to call this community home and excited with what has been accomplished during my tenure. I’m pleased as I look ahead to 2013, especially after the challenges faced in 2012. After my hire at the Colorado… Continue Reading CVB appreciates having the trust of Colorado Springs

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After a few quiet years, the earth is starting to move again at Briargate Crossing. The shopping center north of the intersection of Briargate and Powers boulevards started strong in 2007 with a Super Target, Chili’s and other national brands. But as the economy slowed, the development went into hibernation. Chili’s closed and nothing new… Continue Reading Long-quiet Briargate Crossing picks up new momentum

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Let’s not give up on manufacturing in America

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Whenever I meet someone for the first time and they ask what I do for a living, and I tell them I am in manufacturing, the typical response is, “I thought we didn’t make anything here anymore.” I am quick to point out that we still make a lot of “stuff” in the United States.… Continue Reading Let’s not give up on manufacturing in America

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Colorado farmers could be allowed to grow industrial hemp as early as next summer, with state permits alone. It’s unclear if the federal government would raid industrial hemp farms operating without DEA permission. Continue Reading Industrial hemp could jump-start economy

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Last year at this time, the Colorado Springs Business Journal published a series of stories about stalled downtown redevelopment dreams and what it would take to reinvigorate them. Mayor Steve Bach had just established his downtown taskforce. Downtown advocates complained about homelessness, panhandlers, parking and a lack of residential projects. Many lamented a lack of… Continue Reading Downtown puts inertia behind as 2012 ends

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Eclipse Private Jet Owner: Bill Carder Employees: four pilots, two mechanics www.eclipseprivatejet.com Bill Carder didn’t see himself as a jet-setter. He owned a trailer manufacturing company in Lamar and sold his products across the country. It took him three hours to drive to Colorado Springs to catch a commercial flight. Typically, he also could count… Continue Reading Local jet company taking flight, expanding services

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Although chain stores such as Costco, REI and Wal-Mart sell more bicycles than independent retailers, small locally owned stores have a larger market share when measured by sales dollars. Continue Reading Bike market at ‘tipping point’

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