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SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

From Monday to Nov. 11, the  U.S. Small Business Administration hosts Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners. Veterans Small Business Week is part of SBA’s work to ensure the nation’s veterans have the tools and capital they need to start or grow a business. “Our nation… Continue Reading SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

Springs listed as No. 4 U.S. military boomtown

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Colorado Springs came in at No. 4 among America’s top 10 military boomtowns, according to a list compiled using U.S. Bureau of Statistics data from 2009 to 2011. The list, compiled by Texas-based tech startup SpareFoot Inc., showed that Colorado Springs has seen average annual population growth of 2.3 percent and an annual per-capita income… Continue Reading Springs listed as No. 4 U.S. military boomtown

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Military recalls many, not all

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Military recalls many, not all

The partial shutdown of government functions became temporary Monday, when thousands of federal employees were invited back to work in Colorado Springs and across the nation. Local military bases and the Mountain Post were similarly affected, according to sources who work there. Although no one has yet calculated the economic loss to the city of… Continue Reading Military recalls many, not all

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Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

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Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

Red Leg Brewing Co. Address: 4630 Forge Road Website: redlegbrewingco.com Phone: 598-3776 Motto: “Serving Those Who Serve” Employees: Three The thought of spending life sitting sedentary behind a desk terrified U.S. Army veteran Todd Baldwin. “I didn’t serve so I would have to sit in a cubicle for the rest of my life,” Baldwin said.… Continue Reading Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

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Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

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Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

In a time of shifting military operations, breaches in governmental secrecy and federal sequestration, one local defense contractor is working to bolster America’s bottom line. Intecon, a Colorado Springs-based information technology company that provides networks, cyber support and security as well as other related services for the military, has found its niche as a veteran-owned… Continue Reading Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

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As you saw on the front page of this Business Journal, we have a story about the latest round of public discussion regarding the possible impact of Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado. At the annual Fort Carson town hall last week, and a Colorado Springs City Council meeting before that, various speakers… Continue Reading Is A-64 really hurting the area?

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Pentagon allays fears about local marijuana

Colorado Springs business leaders and retired generals have been waging a public-relations campaign, suggesting the military might cut back assets here if City Council doesn’t ban retail sales of marijuana, now permitted under Amendment 64. That’s news to the Pentagon. “I wouldn’t think so,” said Department of Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Tom Crosson. “Military personnel… Continue Reading Pentagon allays fears about local marijuana

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New brewery at GOG Road and I-25 will market to military

A craft brewery slated to open near Garden of the Gods Road and Interstate 25 this spring aims to start big. Todd Baldwin is a 29-year-old former Army artilleryman who loves the military and craft brew. He’s bringing his passions together with Red Leg Brewing and just leased 4,900 square feet at 4630 Forge Road.… Continue Reading New brewery at GOG Road and I-25 will market to military

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance has added three people to its staff of 16. Andrew Merritt is the Alliance’s new chief defense industry officer. He replaces Brian Binn, who was vice president of military affairs at the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and now works at the Air Force Academy. John Wilson will… Continue Reading Business Alliance fills three key positions

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The Space Foundation is making it easier for active duty military and government personnel who register for the 29th National Space Symposium. For those participants, the price is now what it was in 2010: $790. “We reduced the rate for active duty military and government personnel out of sensitivity to government budget constraints,” said Space… Continue Reading Space Foundation lowers military fees for annual symposium

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