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In the game of summer tourism, Colorado Springs got its butt kicked in the first half by the Waldo Canyon fire … Continue Reading It’s only halftime, but local tourism is determined to win

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The nonprofit arts industry accounts for $72 million in annual economic impact across the Pikes Peak region, according to a study released on Tuesday by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. The study was conducted by Americans for the Arts, based in Washington, D.C., in tandem with identical studies in 182 other regions… Continue Reading Local arts and culture produce $72 million annually

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In recent months, the Colorado Springs City Council has approved tax rebates for Agilent, Atmel, Bal Seal and Wal-Mart. Together, the incentives equal millions in sales-and-use tax rebates for the companies as they consider increasing their local presence. But the city’s never had a strategic, written approach to incentives. Instead, leaders have judged every deal… Continue Reading City might loosen its tight grip on business incentives

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As Colorado Springs struggles to resuscitate its tourism industry following the Waldo Canyon fire, Bourbon Street High Definition Video Production has volunteered to produce a marketing video for the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. Continue Reading Bourbon Street brings home big-city video production

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Companies’ high-tech jobs tougher to fill

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After two months as president/CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, Joe Raso met the business community this week with sobering words: The city doesn’t yet have the workforce necessary to compete in the new global economy. Continue Reading Companies’ high-tech jobs tougher to fill

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A New York banker and oilman, known in fashionable art circles for his philanthropy and art investments, has taken on a new art project — the Ute Pass town of Green Mountain Falls. Continue Reading Green Mountain Falls: Adding color without changing the picture

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As evacuation orders were lifted and families went home last week, those who lost their houses to the Waldo Canyon fire started the hunt for new places to live. Continue Reading Displaced fire victims crowding tight rental market

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Colorado Springs residents love the city’s refreshing mountain climate and spectacular location at the foot of Pikes Peak. It’s always been a potent marketing tool. Continue Reading City hasn’t learned from long-ago wildfires

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Not many people know that a cowboy music recording studio, Western Jubilee, is just off downtown’s main corridor, and that’s the way owner Scott O’Malley likes it. Continue Reading Western Jubilee likes its place away from the bustle

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There has been a lot of hype surrounding the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Believe it. This race will be bigger, faster and already is set to make more money than all previous years. Even though race organizers had to reschedule the event — from July 8 to Aug. 12 because of the Waldo… Continue Reading Hill Climb revving up for record-breaking event

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