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Solti back home as AFA’s top scientist

U.S.Air Force Academy graduate Jim Solti, Ph.D., retired last year after 30 years in the Air Force. During his career he moved around the country, but despite being born and raised in Ohio, he found that the Academy and Colorado Springs still felt like home. At the time of his retirement, the Academy posted a… Continue Reading Solti back home as AFA’s top scientist

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Technology in manufacturing: still strong

The golden years of Colorado Springs manufacturing may seem for many to have come and gone — as such times of splendor do. Since its peak in 2001, the local manufacturing industry lost more than half its jobs when companies like HP and Intel chose to abandon their Colorado Springs operations. That seems to have… Continue Reading Technology in manufacturing: still strong

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Bankrupt developer Jannie Richardson was jailed Oct. 3, accused of felony theft after persuading a man described as an “elderly, confused business associate” to write “checks on her behalf” totaling at least $970,000. He had previously invested $7 million with Richardson in other business ventures, none of which has been returned. Bond was set at… Continue Reading Richardson held in alleged felony theft

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Sky Sox officially sign with Milwaukee

Colorado Springs Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor said April seems so far away. “If you could start the 2015 season tomorrow, it wouldn’t be soon enough for us,” Ensor said Oct. 2 during a press conference in the banquet room of Security Service Field. “That’s the level of excitement we have.” Following… Continue Reading Sky Sox officially sign with Milwaukee

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Local architects don’t get shot at C4C gems

When the concept of City for Champions was first unveiled, its promoters emphasized one thing above all in their initial fact sheet: jobs, jobs and more jobs. “(City for Champions will) provide economic job diversification rather than over-reliance on Department of Defense related jobs (and) help solve a high unemployment rate by creating more than… Continue Reading Local architects don’t get shot at C4C gems

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The most encouraging local economic news this week didn’t come in the form of a company expanding or moving to Colorado Springs. In fact, most folks probably didn’t even think of the story as being relevant to the business community. But it certainly could be. Make that should be. As reported this week by the… Continue Reading Buses to Denver open door for marketing

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This’ll make for many hours of interesting reading,” said a cheerful city employee in the print shop, located in the basement of the City Administration Building. “Yeah, right!” I retorted, “I can’t wait to sit down before the fireplace, faithful dogs at my feet, and begin reading.” That said, I plunked down $12 for a… Continue Reading Budget provides textbook on city operations

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By Tatiana Bailey Southern Colorado Economic Forum The state of Colorado stands out as one of the superstars in the otherwise prolonged and anemic recovery. Colorado is ranked No. 4 in the nation in the “State Economic Activity Index” from 2012 to April 2014, according to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve, and is almost tied with… Continue Reading Let’s build on the state’s momentum

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TechWise, a small, Colorado Springs-born business, has successfully expanded its footprint both locally and in a blossoming overseas market. Today, the consulting company has grown to employ approximately 200 people worldwide and is positioning itself to help other small companies break into those same, under-tapped markets. A private, woman-owned business, TechWise was started in 1994… Continue Reading TechWise flourishes overseas

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Sports can revitalize city’s attitude

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Two noteworthy events in the past week could signal a better diagnosis for Colorado Springs. And no, they don’t have anything to do with adding jobs or attracting new businesses. First, last Saturday night, Air Force football awakened from a long slumber and laid a 28-14 whipping on heavily favored Boise State. It was arguably… Continue Reading Sports can revitalize city’s attitude

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