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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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Good, bad or ugly — owner sets the example

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Remember the movie “The Christmas Story” and the scene where Ralph drops the F-bomb while helping his dad change a tire? His mother is stricken and certain he must have learned that word from a friend. But the grown-up Ralph narrator says he learned it from his father, who used it all the time. We… Continue Reading Good, bad or ugly — owner sets the example

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Timothy Wolfe is the new general manager of the Antlers Hilton. He is the 2011 Chairman for the Colorado Hotel Lodging Association and vice president of the governor-appointed Colorado Tourism Office board of directors. Wolfe took the reins at the Antlers Hilton last month and took some time recently to talk to the CSBJ about… Continue Reading Wolfe follows hospitality path south to Antlers Hilton

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People on the Move – November 4, 2011

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The Visiting Nurse Association, a provider of hospice, home care and wellness services throughout Colorado, announced Monique B. Roth is director of business development and sales. Roth has responsibilities for assessing the agency’s position in the marketplace, planning for future growth and enhancing VNA’s mission and service model in the Colorado community. VNA also named… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 4, 2011

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Is location awareness software a boom or bust?

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It was just a few years ago that I was asked to be the “Social Media Czar” for an agency. As embarrassing as the title was, I accepted and got to work teaching the staff how to use it on behalf of clients. The staff was excited, management was rubbing their hands together in anticipation… Continue Reading Is location awareness software a boom or bust?

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