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An estimated 9,500 visitors will visit the Pikes Peak region for the Air Force Academy’s annual Parents’ Weekend, starting Thursday. The visitors are expected to bring an additional $7.5 million in direct revenue to Colorado Springs businesses and an additional $556,776 in sales tax revenue. Academy officials say the numbers are a fraction of the… Continue Reading Parents’ weekend to bring $7.5M to Springs economy

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During the next two weeks an estimated 7,000 athletes are expected in Colorado Springs for the 2011 Rocky Mountain State Games, a multi-sport festival for Colorado and Wyoming citizens. The games, in its 10th year in Colorado Springs and hosted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, begin July 21 with tennis, but the opening ceremony… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain State games to bring athletes, money to town

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Because of a large military population that spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually, Colorado Springs has enjoyed relative economic stability despite the recession. The Army is the state’s second largest employer, with a current active-duty population of more than 20,000 soldiers. And the largest single beneficiary continues to be El Paso County – home… Continue Reading Carson’s growth helps buffer local economy

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