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New arrivals create 473 jobs

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The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. welcomed eight companies at a reception at The Broadmoor hotel earlier this week. The companies will be responsible for creating 473 jobs by year-end and approximately 2,665 jobs by the year 2000. So far this year, the EDC has announced the relocation and expansion of 4,113 jobs, leading… Continue Reading New arrivals create 473 jobs

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North end draws assisted living facility

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Alternative Living Services, based in Brookfield, Wis., is building a $5.2 million, 53,973-square-foot, 69-unit, assisted living center at 2780 Vickers Drive. Crossings at Colorado Springs will be a three-story center built on 4.5 acres. It will offer studio apartments as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments with various levels of service. The rental rates, which… Continue Reading North end draws assisted living facility

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Denver Business College moves

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Denver Business College Inc. recently purchased the 20,000-square-foot office building at 6050 Erin Park Drive for $1.06 million. Kevin McCabe, of Axis Commercial Realty Inc. who represented the buyer in the sales transaction, said City College will occupy half of the building. The existing tenants will remain, leaving Denver Business College 2,700 square feet available… Continue Reading Denver Business College moves

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Manufacturer sees growth

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LaserPro II, a Colorado Springs company that opened its doors in 1992, has experienced tremendous growth in volume and will be relocating to 5745 Industrial Plaza. The company, which specializes in the manufacturing of toner cartridges that are pre-tested in a compatible printer to which consumers utilize, has grown from one client more than 500,… Continue Reading Manufacturer sees growth

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Partnership leads to Springs

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Matheson Electronics Products Group and Industrial Gas Products, a Pueblo firm specializing in serving the precise gas needs of the electronics industry, have recently opened an office in Colorado Springs, which will be named Mountain Electronic Gases. The newly founded Mountain Electronic Gases will combine the expertise of the two companies in order to offer… Continue Reading Partnership leads to Springs

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OfficeMax plans to add two

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OfficeMax, located at 7645 N. Academy Blvd., is set to open two stores within its store. The concept may seem complicated, but OfficeMax has been successfully implementing the concept since its inception in 1988, and is now a <I>Fortune 500</I> company. According to OfficeMax, Colorado Springs has proven to be one of the chain’s more… Continue Reading OfficeMax plans to add two

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Furniture store expanding

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With a consistent revenue increase of 10% to 12% per year, Country Classics Furniture is being forced to expand its current 12,000-square-foot store on Woodmen Road. “We are being driven into expansion because business is so good, and we find we are two years ahead of schedule on our business plan,” said Eric Fetsch, owner… Continue Reading Furniture store expanding

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AE Associates sets up shop

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AE Associates Inc., a Greeley, Colo.-based mechanical engineering firm, recently opened offices at 6760 Corporate Drive. The growing company was acutely aware of the prospering semiconductor market in the city, and the need to service the plethora of local semiconductor companies. AEAI was started in 1976. Greg Martino started the company and remains at the… Continue Reading AE Associates sets up shop

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Vision Systems sees revenue jump

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A local software company has a vision of the future that includes growing, launching a new product, and becoming employee-owned. Vision Systems Inc. was founded in December 1993 as a network solutions provider to MCI Communications Inc. The company has since added four clients, including FedEx, America Online, and Tele-TV, on the East Coast, in… Continue Reading Vision Systems sees revenue jump

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Enterprise Zone won't change if approved

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El Paso County’s Enterprise Zone will change very little if its application is approved some time in February. Frank Barber, zone administrator, said the reapplication, which was filed in September, included the 34-year-old, 150,000-square-foot Chidlaw Building on East Bijou. The November reapplication for charitable contributions added recognition of the donated equipment related to the north… Continue Reading Enterprise Zone won't change if approved

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