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Atmel seeks retroactive tax break

Atmel Corp. is in the midst of a $25 million expansion, and wants the city to reinstate its personal property tax rebate — and to do it retroactively. The details of the agreement: Atmel wants a 10-year agreement to receive rebates on its business personal property taxes and alternative rate of tax on machinery. Under… Continue Reading Atmel seeks retroactive tax break

Nationwide, domestic manufacturing is growing at the fastest pace in seven years, and that could translate into jobs in Colorado Springs — especially at small businesses. The Institute for Supply Management reported that its index of manufacturing activity is at its highest level since 2004 — a big improvement from December 2008, when the index… Continue Reading After U.S. manufacturing spike, Springs seeks rebound

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Atmel rebuilds workforce, at full capacity

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Colorado Springs’ Atmel Corp. has recalled many of the roughly 500 workers in Colorado Springs that it let go less than two years ago. The semiconductor manufacturer’s workforce is up to 1,700 and the plant is operating at full capacity for the first time since the fall of 2008. The company tells The Gazette it’s… Continue Reading Atmel rebuilds workforce, at full capacity

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