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People on the Move – November 11, 2011

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Fort Carson welcomed Col. Ryan F. Gonsalves, the 4th Infantry Division’s arriving deputy commanding general in a special ceremony. Col. Gonsalves has served 27 years as an Army officer, with assignments including tank and mortar platoon leader, task force executive officer and brigade commander. This will be his third assignment with the 4th Infantry Division.… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 11, 2011

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On the Horizon – November 11, 2011

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Nov. 15 Networking 101 Stephanie Cates presents Networking 101 and will discuss different possibilities that would change your marketing strategy and help your sales become 100 percent word of mouth generated, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Tri-Lakes Business Incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road. Cost is $15 for TLBI members; $20 for non-members. To register, contact… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 11, 2011

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Kudos! – November 11, 2011

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Chamber of Commerce awards The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce named David Jenkins its 2011 Business Citizen of the Year during its 119th Annual Dinner on Nov. 4 at The Broadmoor. Other awards include: Jeff Greene, El Paso County Administrator, Elected Official of the Year. The Home Front Cares, Military Affairs Award of Excellence… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 11, 2011

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Colorado Springs plugging in to electric market

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Electric vehicles are slowly rolling onto the streets in Colorado Springs. Daniels Long Chevrolet has sold seven Chevy Volts since they became available Oct. 1, including some it had to find for local buyers at distant out-of-state locations before it had its own inventory. That makes Daniels Long the highest volume Volt dealer in the… Continue Reading Colorado Springs plugging in to electric market

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Colorado Springs might seem a long way away from the auto-manufacturing hub of Michigan, but there is more progress being made here toward engineering the next generation of electric vehicles than many outside the industry might expect. “People in the know, know we exist,” said UCCS professor of control systems engineering Gregory Plett. “That’s nice.”… Continue Reading UCCS using grant money to advance electric auto research

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Entrepreneurship trends are troubling

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What’s the big deal about entrepreneurship? And why should any of us be concerned if entrepreneurship, according to at least one key measure, seems to have been on the decline over the last few years? Quite simply, entrepreneurial activity and innovation are central to economic growth, especially in the United States. Indeed, entrepreneurship and innovation… Continue Reading Entrepreneurship trends are troubling

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Rethinking outsourcing

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If the Owls (Occupy Wall Street) taught us anything of late, it’s that when enough people participate long enough in a demonstration they might be heard. It is foolhardy to think that because of the Owls Bank of America dropped its planned $5 fee on the use of debit cards. Even if not a causal… Continue Reading Rethinking outsourcing

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Sports economics

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By Mark Udall The message I hear from Coloradans as I travel the state is that tackling our unacceptably high unemployment rate must be job number one for Congress. I couldn’t agree more. I heard that message again — though with a uniquely Colorado twist — in Colorado Springs earlier this fall. That’s when I… Continue Reading Sports economics

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Westside residents say that when Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs leaves Old Colorado City for new offices on Garden of the Gods Road in the Spring they’d like to see mixed-use development, food stores, apartments, a convention center – or all of the above take its place. Goodwill representatives held a meeting on Oct. 26… Continue Reading Goodwill move opens door for Westside redevelopment

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A group of Colorado Springs manufacturers say that if the city waived a use tax on big ticket equipment items it would serve as an incentive to attract and retain business, especially manufacturers that spend millions each year on heavy equipment. Some say the use tax is a double burden because businesses are already taxed… Continue Reading Personal property tax still shackling manufacturers

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