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Urban Renewal revisits Copper Ridge plan

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 28, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority board approved the Copper Ridge Redevelopment Plan on a narrow 5-3 vote. Of the nine active urban renewal projects approved by CSURA, Copper Ridge is easily the most controversial. City Council originally approved the plan in 2010, but deferred action on… Continue Reading Urban Renewal revisits Copper Ridge plan

Goss: Mountain states continue economic growth

Business conditions and overall economic growth in the mountain states are continuing healthy growth – but at a slower rate than this time last year, a trend at least one economist believes will continue for the rest of the year. According to the monthly survey of mountains states by the Goss Institute for Economic Research,… Continue Reading Goss: Mountain states continue economic growth

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Pinery empire climbs Bijou hill

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Pinery empire climbs Bijou hill

In a matter of months, the Pinery at the Hill has transformed from a blighted empty old building atop West Bijou Street into a behemoth two-story structure where couples soon will wed in front of a downtown Colorado Springs backdrop. The 24,000-square-foot, $13 million facility will specialize in full-service, all-inclusive weddings and events. Parties are… Continue Reading Pinery empire climbs Bijou hill

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Searching for fresh inspirations

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Two weeks from now, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance will take a group of business leaders on what has become an annual trip to another city that can provide ideas of what has worked and what hasn’t — not for us to duplicate, but perhaps adapt for our purposes. This time it’s Omaha, Neb.,… Continue Reading Searching for fresh inspirations

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State economy shows signs of improvement

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Colorado’s economy continued to grow in March for the 41st straight month, according to the business conditions index from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. “Growth among manufacturing firms in the region more than offset slowing economic conditions among energy firms, said Dr. Ernie Goss, director of the institute. “ Durable goods manufacturers experienced healthy… Continue Reading State economy shows signs of improvement

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Colorado farmers could be allowed to grow industrial hemp as early as next summer, with state permits alone. It’s unclear if the federal government would raid industrial hemp farms operating without DEA permission. Continue Reading Industrial hemp could jump-start economy

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Despite growing uncertainty about its government funding, the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center is thriving, credited with creating 35,000 jobs statewide during the last four years. Continue Reading PTAC facing funding cuts, but standing firm for now

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Amendment 64 could transform the business, legal and economic environment in Colorado — changing marijuana into a cash crop worth millions. Continue Reading Marijuana: Economic stimulant, or just a can of worms

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The economic indicators for Colorado were a mixed bag in October, according to the business conditions index from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. While the state’s economy continues to grow, telecommunications companies are cutting jobs, and manufacturing for durable goods have slowed, said Dr. Ernie Goss, director of the institute. “Non-durable goods producers are… Continue Reading Economic index pushes upward in Colorado, mountain states

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A once-quiet downtown corner surrounded by warehouses and vacant lots has come to life with music, dancing and laughter. Continue Reading Conservatory helps downtown economy and cultural vitality

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