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Springs should focus on improving its sports and outdoor economy

The economic development research is increasingly united around the finding that industry clusters are critical to long term, sustainable growth. This is not news to the economic development leaders of our community. Most of the studies, reports and consultant reviews have advocated cluster development. What seems to be more at issue is where to focus… Continue Reading Springs should focus on improving its sports and outdoor economy

A surprising hotspot for angel investing

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I recently attended the Angel Capital Association Summit in Boston. It was the fourth time I’ve been to the event, and I must admit that I’ve seen remarkable growth and maturation of the event and the ACA over the years. The Boston Summit was by far the best attended, with more than 300 participants filling… Continue Reading A surprising hotspot for angel investing

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Entrepreneurship is for everyone

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I stand corrected. That’s one of the luxuries I have as a university professor. In my profession, we view it as virtuous to be wrong and to admit it. I admit that I was wrong. I do so not to garner any accolades, but rather to give myself the opportunity to advocate for a new… Continue Reading Entrepreneurship is for everyone

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In a recent talk at a Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. luncheon I identified the Colorado Springs area as the gateway to what I call the “Lifestyle Belt” of America. Lifestyle Belt is a phrase that came to me as I pondered the great population centers that have characterized this nation. The first major… Continue Reading The hope, promise of America’s Lifestyle Belt

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