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Two years after Operation 6035 was launched, a key group is being formed to implement its recommendations. Other than that, there’s little hard evidence of any progress since the initial economic development strategy was published. Phil Lane was appointed to head the operation in February 2010, and he acknowledged the program hasn’t unfolded as swiftly… Continue Reading 2 years after launch, 6035 creeping at a glacial pace

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Aerospace park opts for Denver over Springs

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While Colorado Springs missed out on an aerospace manufacturing park planned for the metro-Denver region, the city will be considered for a satellite location. The Colorado Association of Manufacturing and Technology entered a partnership with NASA to create the Aerospace and Clean Energy Manufacturing and Innovation Park last December. The business site, designed to shorten… Continue Reading Aerospace park opts for Denver over Springs

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Job-creation team barely limps along

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For the first time in decades, the City of Colorado Springs will enter the new year without a dedicated economic development team. The team had played an important role in helping the privately funded Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. in attracting new companies and retaining existing businesses, a mission that became increasingly urgent in… Continue Reading Job-creation team barely limps along

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There is money and fame for any contrarian willing to stand in the face of popular sentiment and boldly call the top of a bubble or the bottom of a crash. But that hasn’t been incentive enough for anyone in the region to step up and trumpet a full-fledged real estate recovery for 2011. Of… Continue Reading 2011 Forecast: Signs of life in real estate, but still far to go

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Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper has announced that he plans to replace Don Marostica as director of Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The Denver Business Journal reports that Marostica was told Wednesday by John Huggins, co-chairman of Hickenlooper’s transition team, that the incoming governor has decided to do a clean sweep of his Cabinet posts and… Continue Reading Hickenlooper to replace Marostica as Economic Development director

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The Pikes Peak United Way released its fourth annual Quality of Life indicators report today, a 124-page study that offers a snapshot the health of the community. The overall picture is not pretty. In a nutshell, the region’s job growth is not keeping up with the population, wages have dropped, childhood poverty is growing and… Continue Reading Quality of Life Indicators report paints grim picture

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Allegiant Air at the Colorado Springs Airport will add two nonstop flights to Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz.  and Long Beach, Calif. starting Sept. 15. The jet service is scheduled to operate twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Since 2002, Allegiant, known for its low-cost fares, has offered nonstop service from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas. After the announcement was made… Continue Reading New nonstop flights from Springs an ‘economic opportunity’

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Springs isn’t as fit as it’s billed

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Colorado Springs has been ranked by Men’s Health magazine and Gallup as one of the fittest, healthiest cities in the country. The problem? The statistics don’t always support the hype. A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report ranks El Paso County nowhere near the top of the state’s healthiest regions. Instead, it’s ranked 29th out of… Continue Reading Springs isn’t as fit as it’s billed

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A bright, young workforce can act as a magnet, drawing entrepreneurial thinkers, risk-takers and innovation — all vital to a city on the move. But it has been hard to keep young people in Colorado Springs in recent years and, so far, efforts to reverse the “brain drain” here are still very much at their… Continue Reading Still at starting line: Drive to stop exodus of young talent

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In today’s knowledge and technology-driven economy, companies thinking of relocating are looking for cities with a highly skilled work force.  An essential ingredient, therefore, of economic development of a region is the retention of young professionals. As the economic downturn drags on, we are losing more and more of our talented workers, especially the younger… Continue Reading Commentary: 10 ideas on how to stop our ‘brain drain’

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