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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 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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Businessman Phil Lane will direct the long-range economic development strategy, known as Operation60ThirtyFive. The plan, developed by Austin-based consultant Angelou Economics, was released during 2009. The first step was to find a business and community leader to head the project. Lane will work for free, and he will be responsible for inviting local leaders to… Continue Reading Lane named to 60ThirtyFive post

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