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Colorado Springs needs a win

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The U.S. Olympic Committee-Ray Marshall-Mayor Lionel Rivera debacle keeps slogging along like a slow-motion breakup of a teen romance. The city is broke. Doug Bruce and his cronies are back at their Springs-killing antics again. The wording Bruce has planned for the November ballot reads, “ The city property tax rate shall be three mills… Continue Reading Colorado Springs needs a win

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Smart business people are always seeking ways to combine departments or responsibilities, thus eliminating duplication of efforts. The business community can learn from the effort that El Paso County Administrator Jeff Greene and Colorado Springs City Manager, Penny Culbreth-Graft are putting forth.   They are discussing combining efforts on information technology, fleet, and parks and recreation.… Continue Reading Silos, silos everywhere

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Colorado Springs is a sports town … supposedly. A disjointed sports town, perhaps. Investment in the community during a downturn in the economy makes more sense than curling up and letting opportunities pass by. The city’s decision to save money by not watering parks and letting the grass turn brown is an example of the… Continue Reading Sports equals economic development

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Five hundred thousand dollars –  in contributions of $100,000 each from the Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peaks, aka the convention and visitors bureau; The Sports Corp.; the city; the county and the state was the seed money that helped bring the 2008 U.S. Senior Open to the Springs. Denver paid nothing to land the… Continue Reading Zero can go a long way

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Down and to the right is not a good thing. The “Growing a Vibrant Economy” chapter of the 2009 Quality of Life Indicators is a report compiled by volunteers in the community and sponsored by the Pikes Peak United Way and Leadership Pikes Peak. It will be published in August and is shaping up to… Continue Reading Business indicators need to move up and to the right

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Pirates, guns and money

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The night was dark, the noise ominous. I was standing watch on the Lady Margaret, an 82-foot fishing yacht anchored in a cove of an unnamed dot of an island in the Bahamas. It was the late 1980s. I was the yacht’s captain. The noise was well-known to yachtsman in the Bahamas. It was a… Continue Reading Pirates, guns and money

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Federal courthouse needed in the Springs

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Colorado Springs is the largest city in the United States without a federal courthouse. Two years ago, the Springs division of U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives had more federal cases than the Denver Metro area, according to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa. What could the economic impact of a federal courthouse… Continue Reading Federal courthouse needed in the Springs

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More and more, I am thinking about re-opening the Pueblo Business Journal and moving to Pueblo. They understand economic development. Pueblo has decided that they have enough call centers, and that they won’t accept any more of this type of business, according to one business leader from Pueblo. On Wednesday, Pueblo County Commissioners approved submission… Continue Reading We might as well cede to Pueblo

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Bill a slap in the face to military

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The military is an economic driver in our community, without a doubt. So, why, when we are facing budget shortfalls on so many levels, would House Bill 1317 call for our attorney general to “oppose any attempt by the United States Department of Defense or other unit of federal government to acquire by any means,… Continue Reading Bill a slap in the face to military

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Back in June 2006, I brought up that at any given time there is as much as $1 billion in Department of Defense contracts at the request for proposal stage. I also mentioned that Colorado is one of the few states without a Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and that a PTAC was being formed. Well,… Continue Reading How about a little creativity to boost our local economy?

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