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Vince Colarelli: Pulling permits and pitching city council

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Last night Vince Colarelli laid out his case to the Colorado Springs City Council on the merits of a $1 billion trash-burning data center he said would bring hundreds of jobs and Fortune 500 companies to the region. Read my Q&A with Colarelli here. The project will need urban renewal designation to succeed, and the […]

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Construction industry sheds another 32,000 jobs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Construction unemployment reached 22.5 percent in January, up from 20.7 percent in December, according to the latest data from the Associated General Contractors of America. The industry lost another 32,000 jobs in January, according to the report. The weather, weak demand, and the stimulus winding down all contributed to ongoing weakness in the sector. “The construction […]

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Rising materials costs pinch contractors

Friday, January 14, 2011

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According to the latest figures from the Associated General Contractors of America, “nearly every material used by contractors rose in price” last month. The AGC said the increased materials costs have intensified pressure on the industry as bid prices have remained flat. And there is little optimism that a recovery is in the works. “Bad […]

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Construction unemployment tops 20-percent

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Construction employment dropped by 16,000 in December, bringing the industry unemployment rate to 20.7-percent, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America. The AGC said weak private sector demand coupled with the winding-down of stimulus programs continues to weigh on the industry. “At this point, it doesn’t look like there’s anything to replace […]

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