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Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

Fewer Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to information from the National Retail Federation’s annual Halloween spending survey. According to the report, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in the holiday, slightly less than the record-high of 170 million last year. And those celebrating will spend less – an average of $75.03 on… Continue Reading Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

CC’s annual local economic impact totals $168 million

Each Colorado College student spends on average just shy of $9,024 a year off-campus, creating an economic impact of $35.6 million to the Colorado Springs economy, according to a report planned for release Friday morning. Including other factors, the college sent an average of nearly $168 million into the local economy each year from 2006… Continue Reading CC’s annual local economic impact totals $168 million

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Beer pours millions to state’s economy

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Beer pours millions to state’s economy

Colorado beer distributors are making a big splash in the state’s economy, according to a new economic impact study by the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Colorado beer distributors directly employ 2,457 people and they generate $987 million in total economic impact. The association’s report is titled,  America’s Beer Distributors: Fueling Jobs, Generating Economic Growth &… Continue Reading Beer pours millions to state’s economy

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Jobs, salaries, construction and supplies at the United States Air Force Academy bring nearly $1 billion to the local economy, according to the latest study from the Academy. That’s up from $880 million in 2010, said Lt. Col. Burke Beaumont, director of financial management and comptroller for the academy. Some of that increase is due… Continue Reading AFA brings nearly $1 billion to local economy

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Cycling enthusiasts can now take a virtual ride of stage five of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and see how the race winds from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs. Vladimir Jones, the Colorado Springs firm working on public relations for the state race, designed a website called RideStage5.com. The site provides details about the route’s terrain… Continue Reading New site allows for virtual ride through USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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Pikes Peak Community College packs a $323 million economic punch to El Paso County, and that’s just a portion of the $3 billion annual economic impact that community colleges bring to Colorado. Continue Reading Community colleges pack $3 billion economic punch

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Twenty-five master’s-level students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have been investigating the local issue of oil and gas exploration. They will reveal their findings at a public meeting at 4:45 p.m. May 11 in Dwire Hall on the campus. The students began with the premise that El Paso County stands to benefit… Continue Reading UCCS MBA students investigate local oil and gas exploration

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Next weekend, about 500 ladies dressed in pink and green will fill the streets of downtown Colorado Springs. Alpha Kappa Alpha, a national African-American sorority, is having its regional meeting March 29-April 1 at the Antlers Hilton starting March 29 – and the group is expected to bring about $400,000 to the area’s hotels and… Continue Reading AKA to bring $400,000 economic impact to downtown

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The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge held in August attracted more than 1 million spectators from around the state, the country and the world and had an $83.5 million economic impact on the state, according to a report by IFM, a global sports research firm. “The crowds were big, they were enthusiastic, they spent money… Continue Reading USA Pro Cycling Challenge brought in $83 million to state

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Inquiring minds want to know your shopping plans

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UCCS and BiggsKofford want to know local residents’ shopping plans. The two organizations sent out a survey Monday to find out. It’s the third year in a row for the survey, which was created by the Southern Colorado Economic Forum at UCCS. “The survey results have been similar to what you get on a national… Continue Reading Inquiring minds want to know your shopping plans

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