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Colorado Springs manufacturing represents about 4.4 percent of all jobs in the area –  and 40 percent of them are considered high-tech. After a decade of losing manufacturing jobs, Colorado Springs saw a .5 percent employment growth in the fourth quarter of 2010. However, Pueblo is the real manufacturing come-back-kid, with 9.1 percent manufacturing growth… Continue Reading Southern Colorado manufacturing growing

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Manufacturing in 2 US regions grew in March

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Manufacturing in the northeastern United States expanded this month at its best pace in nearly a year. The growth confirms other data showing the U.S. economy is strengthening. A Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia index of manufacturing conditions rose in March to 12.5, its highest reading since April 2011. A similar survey by the Federal… Continue Reading Manufacturing in 2 US regions grew in March

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Colorado Springs-based Springs Fabrication acquired a small manufacturing facility in Fort Collins with the intent to grow there in the next three years. Continue Reading Springs Fab expands manufacturing to Fort Collins

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corp. will host its quarterly Pikes Peak Regional Manufacturing Consortium May 4. The forum, which is directed at regional manufacturing companies and area educators, will be at Pikes Peak Community College’s south campus on S. Academy Boulevard, and has the theme “Developing a Skilled Workforce.” In January, at… Continue Reading Manufacturing forum aims to discuss a future workforce

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Manufacturing activity grew more slowly in February as U.S. factories received fewer new orders and paid higher prices for raw materials. The Institute for Supply management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its manufacturing index fell last month to 52.4 from 54.1 in January. The reading was the lowest since November. Still,… Continue Reading Manufacturing grows at slower pace in February

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Springs Fab no stranger to political spotlight

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Springs Fabrication, Inc., a Colorado Springs manufacturing plant, will be a campaign stop Saturday for Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But it’s not the first time a presidential candidate has chosen to stump from the Springs manufacturing business, owned by  CEO Tom Neppl. Arizona Sen. John McCain made a stop there during his 2008 presidential campaign.… Continue Reading Springs Fab no stranger to political spotlight

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U.S. factories grew in January at the fastest pace in seven months, boosted by a rise in new orders. And builders ended a poor year for construction by spending more on homes and projects for the fifth straight month. The reports bolster other data showing the U.S. economy started the year strong. The Institute for… Continue Reading Manufacturing expands at fastest pace since June

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Next month, local manufacturers plan to ask the city to eliminate its 2.5 percent use-tax on equipment. Continue Reading Manufacturers banding together to end city’s use tax

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Obama pushes manufacturing in swing state tour

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President Barack Obama is arguing that manufacturing must be the foundation for a renewed American economy, as he takes his State of the Union economic message on a tour of politically crucial states. Obama toured a plant that makes giant conveyor belt screws Wednesday before addressing a crowd about the importance of bringing manufacturing back… Continue Reading Obama pushes manufacturing in swing state tour

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Putting territorial issues aside, Pikes Peak Community College and Pueblo Community College announced a partnership aimed at helping educate workers for the the manufacturing community … Continue Reading Pikes Peak and Pueblo colleges partner to train manufacturing workforce

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