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D.C. venture worth the effort

Every year about this time, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance puts together a trip to Washington, D.C., for the area’s business and political leaders. Some of the visits have been more productive than others, depending on who was available at the nation’s capital to listen to local concerns. It’s safe to say that no… Continue Reading D.C. venture worth the effort

Creating regional partnerships could mean the difference between losing jobs and successful economic policy. Continue Reading Business Alliance moves forward with action plan from D.C. visit

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On the first full day of its annual Washington, D.C., trip the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance was invited back to the nation’s capital… Continue Reading Business Alliance invited to testify about lending access

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Editor’s Note: The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, formerly the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, is in Washington, D.C. this week – meeting with the Congressional delegation, the group’s lobbyist and learning more about ways to connect the business community. The CSBJ will provide daily updates of the group’s activities and what they’re learning… Continue Reading Business Alliance learns about fiscal cliff during D.C. trip

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Denver-area leaders head to DC to talk jobs

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City and business leaders from the Denver area are heading to Washington on Friday to discuss jobs and economic development with members of President Barack Obama’s administration. The office of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says executives from Oakwood Homes, Wells Fargo, Western Union, Frontier Airlines, Arrow Electronics and Colorado Spine Therapy are attending, along with… Continue Reading Denver-area leaders head to DC to talk jobs

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About 70 business and community leaders left the Springs this morning for the nation’s capital for an annual trip designed to focus Washington’s attention on the Pikes Peak region. Sponsored by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, this is the 12th annual trip to the D.C. area. The group will be in meetings with elected officials, government… Continue Reading Chamber in D.C.: Trip focuses on building relationships

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As hard economic times continue, and economic development becomes more important, it is time for the Springs to consider hiring a professional Washington, D.C., lobbyist. Community leaders have been making trips to Washington, D.C., for some time, but, where’s the financial gain for the city? Howard Marlowe, principal of D.C.-based Marlowe and Co., a lobbying… Continue Reading All I want for Christmas is a full-time D.C. lobbyist

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