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BLS: Employment increases in El Paso County

Employment increased in all nine large counties in Colorado from December 2012 to December 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. El Paso County is considered a large county by BLS standards. Large counties are defined as those with employment of 75,000 or more as measured by 2012 annual average employment. Regional Commissioner… Continue Reading BLS: Employment increases in El Paso County

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AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

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AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

The arrival of the class of 2018 at the U.S. Air Force Academy this week, along with the arrival of cadet-candidates at the academy’s Prep School on July 16, will add more than $1.5 million to the local economy, according to a press release. When all the figures are added up, the estimated 4,760 visiting… Continue Reading AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

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CNBC: Colorado eighth best state to do business

Cable channel CNBC has listed Colorado in the top ten states in the nation for conducting business. Colorado was listed number eight; last year, CNBC listed Colorado as the seventh best state in the nation to conduct business. The cable channel scored all states on 56 measures of competitiveness, developed using input from business groups,… Continue Reading CNBC: Colorado eighth best state to do business

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Colorado’s unemployment rate lowest since 2008

The Colorado unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percent in May to 5.8 percent. The last time the unemployment rate was 5.8 percent or lower was November 2008 when the rate was 5.7 percent.
 The last time the Colorado unemployment rate was at 5.8 percent was in 2008, according to the Colorado Department of Government,… Continue Reading Colorado’s unemployment rate lowest since 2008

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Emmer to retire from Ent

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Emmer to retire from Ent

Ent Federal Credit Union announced Thursday morning CEO Charles Emmer will retire in October. He led the organization for the past 18 years. Emmer joined Ent as CEO in 1996. Under his leadership, Ent’s assets have grown from $1.04 billion to more than $4.0 billion, while membership increased from 151,710 to more than 236,000. Part… Continue Reading Emmer to retire from Ent

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

Through a competitive bid process of regional production companies, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Windstar Studios, Inc. to produce a 30-second commercial that will air on two NBC broadcast channels as well as online during the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, Aug. 18-24, 2014. The 30-second spot will highlight Colorado Springs and… Continue Reading International spot to be filmed in Springs

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King: No city-referred measures in November

It looks as if Colorado Springs City Council won’t refer any charter amendments to city voters this fall. Here’s the text of an email from Council President Keith King to his colleagues (in italics). Council Members: We just finished the agenda planning session for Monday and Tuesday. There are two issues that I want to… Continue Reading King: No city-referred measures in November

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Consumer Price Index increases slightly

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Consumer Price Index increases slightly

Seasonally adjusted, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers in the nation increased 0.4 percent in may after rising 0.3 percent in April, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the past 12 month, the all-items index increased 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment. The seasonally adjusted increase in the… Continue Reading Consumer Price Index increases slightly

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Manitou group asks to put pot back on ballot

A group of Manitou Springs citizens opposed to the city’s decision to allow the sale of retail marijuana has submitted petitions to put the issue back on the ballot. The No Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs group submitted “twice as many signatures as required for verification and referral to the ballot … to ensure that… Continue Reading Manitou group asks to put pot back on ballot

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SBA announces winners

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SBA announces winners

The Colorado U.S. Small Business Administration office announced the 2014 small business winners. As previously announced, the Colorado Small Business Person of the Year is Jan Erickson, president of Janska LLC, in Colorado Springs. Other Colorado Springs entities won in different categories: • Wells Fargo National Bank, won the 7(a) large lender award, lenders with… Continue Reading SBA announces winners

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