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Colorado’s job growth above regional, national averages

Colorado’s economy continues to add jobs at a higher rate than the rest of the Rocky Mountain states and the nation. Colorado’s economy grew nearly 2 percentage points in August, from 54.8 to 56.5, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The overall business conditions index, a mathematical average of new orders, production, employment,… Continue Reading Colorado’s job growth above regional, national averages

Colorado’s ag exports grow in early 2012

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Colorado’s agricultural exports increased more than 25 percent in the first two months of 2012, led by increases in meat and dairy products, according to news from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. For the fourth year in a row, the state’s agricultural exports increased in the first two months of the year, and this year,… Continue Reading Colorado’s ag exports grow in early 2012

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Which Wich Superior Sandwiches opened the doors at its first Colorado Springs location today. The shop at University Village on North Nevada Avenue is franchisee Jeff Gordon’s first in Colorado Springs, although he owns seven of the sandwich places in South Denver. And he plans to open another on North Academy Boulevard near Kelly Johnson… Continue Reading Which Wich opens at University Village

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Blue Star Recyclers seeks donors for move

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Blue Star Recyclers, a nonprofit organization that focuses on recycling electronic waste and providing jobs to developmentally disabled adults, is looking for a new building — and the money to move into it. Continue Reading Blue Star Recyclers seeks donors for move

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Stellar Restaurant Solutions announced today that it will keep its corporate headquarters in Colorado Springs and could grow its call center business locally to 500 employees, double what it has today. Steve Bigari, Stellar CEO, said he was looking at moving his growing business out of Colorado Springs, where it was born in 2002, to… Continue Reading Stellar Restaurant Solutions opts to grow in Springs

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Resource Exchange outgrows Weber Street location

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The Resource Exchange has outgrown its site at 418 S. Weber Street and has put the building up for sale. The organization, a nonprofit that assists people with disabilities, saw 2,700 people last year and has grown its staff from 80 to 125 in the past three years. That growth has led The Resource Exchange… Continue Reading Resource Exchange outgrows Weber Street location

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Mountain states end 2011 on strong growth pace

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Economic growth in the Mountain States region has exceeded that of the national economy yet again. For the past two years, economic indicators have been higher than the national average, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. And in Colorado, the state’s economic indicators also advanced thanks to new orders, delivery lead time and… Continue Reading Mountain states end 2011 on strong growth pace

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At least one manufacturing group is optimistic about the U.S. economy – but only if the nation addresses some key issues. Those issues are employment, consumer behavior, global economic strain and the role of politicians, said Dr. Chris Kuehl, economic analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International. If the nation can address the problems,… Continue Reading U.S. economy can grow in 2012 – but only if it fixes some issues

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Small businesses report that economic uncertainty is the biggest impediment to their growth, a  survey says. The National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation found that 72 percent of small business owners would like to expand within the next five years, but feel that market and political uncertainty are impeding their growth. More than 61… Continue Reading What’s stopping small business growth? Uncertainty

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Oil prices fall sharply on fears of slow growth

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Oil prices fell nearly two percent Monday over fears that the world economy will remain weak and push down demand for crude. West Texas Intermediate oil, which is used as a benchmark to price oil in much of the U.S., fell $1.30 to $96.37 in midday trading in New York. Brent crude, which is used… Continue Reading Oil prices fall sharply on fears of slow growth

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