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2 years after launch, 6035 creeping at a glacial pace

Two years after Operation 6035 was launched, a key group is being formed to implement its recommendations. Other than that, there’s little hard evidence of any progress since the initial economic development strategy was published. Phil Lane was appointed to head the operation in February 2010, and he acknowledged the program hasn’t unfolded as swiftly… Continue Reading 2 years after launch, 6035 creeping at a glacial pace

Operation 6035 leaders are coordinating an effort to attract a University of Colorado School of Medicine branch campus to Colorado Springs. This is the first project announced by Operation 6035, which was launched last year in response to analysis from consulting firm Angelou Economics about how to stimulate the city’s economy and makeover its image.… Continue Reading 6035 trying to lure medical campus to Springs

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The outcome of the Operation 6035 action plan, major strategies and economic development targets could determine the city’s economic health and development outlook for years to come — or so say its advocates. Operation 6035 organizers offered an update on their efforts Monday on the UCCS campus. The event drew about 150 supporters — each… Continue Reading Operation 6035 pitches investment to business leaders

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Operation 6035 hopes to raise $100,000

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Operation 6035 hoped to raise as much as $100,000 yesterday. Volunteer executive director Phil Lane said he expected between 150 and 200 locals to turn out for last night’s fundraising event on the UCCS campus. The El Pomar Foundation provided the initial $100,000 of seed money, but has asked the Operation 6035 implementation committee and… Continue Reading Operation 6035 hopes to raise $100,000

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Ted Haggard: Good for economic development

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Perhaps Phil Lane, the businessman leading Operation 6035, should meet the new Ted Haggard. “Everyone is welcome: Democrat, Republican, gay, straight, bi, addicts, tall, short,” Haggard said early this month as he announced his return to the pulpit. “Jesus’ arms are open to all of us.” Amen to that, and amen to what appears to… Continue Reading Ted Haggard: Good for economic development

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Got an email on Monday from a reader who shall remain anonymous. Here’s the text: “John, Perhaps with your exposure to matters of a civic nature you can explain the relationship between: DreamCity 2020 — Project 6035 — Leadership Pikes Peak — Center for Creative Leadership. I have about 4 terabytes of space dedicated to… Continue Reading Making sense of our fragmented community

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