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Economic Forum names new director

Economic Forum names new director

The Southern Colorado Economic Forum confirmed Friday that it has hired a new director to start this summer, relieving current directors Fred Crowley and Tom Zwirlein. Tatiana Bailey, who now works as an instructor at the University of Michigan and Walsh College, will become the Forum’s new director on June 15, the Forum announced in… Continue Reading Economic Forum names new director

Local economy’s improving health reflected in banking and finance

It won’t be the best of times, but it definitely won’t be the worst of times. Throughout the financial industry, 2014 is shaping up to be a modest, perhaps decent year. Nationally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at record high levels 51 times during 2013, while the S&P 500 closed at all-time highs 44… Continue Reading Local economy’s improving health reflected in banking and finance

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Don’t forget Crowley’s theme

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Fred Crowley moved to Colorado Springs 15 years ago from the Northeast, ready in his late 40s to step away from his life as an economist. He arrived here in 1998, amid the best times for Colorado Springs and its local economy. Soon, Crowley was turning his planned early retirement into a second career, first… Continue Reading Don’t forget Crowley’s theme

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McGarity, WHPacific firmly set in city

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McGarity, WHPacific firmly set in city

Marcus McGarity is chief financial officer for WHPacific, Inc., an Alaska native-owned architecture and engineering company that moved to Colorado Springs early this year. The company chose Colorado Springs because it believes the city is an ideal command center for expanding its business opportunities along the Rocky Mountain Front Range. WHPacific is now firmly planted… Continue Reading McGarity, WHPacific firmly set in city

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The Colorado Springs economy will continue to grow in 2014, but don’t expect anything spectacular. That’s the synopsis from UCCS economist Tom Zwirlein, who presented an analysis about the Pikes Peak region during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum on Thursday. “We’re better off than we were a year ago. We’re growing, slowly but… Continue Reading Forum analysis: slow and steady growth

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Think positively. That’s the main message from Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum. Consumer confidence in the markets and the economy is growing – and continued growth means that the economy will continue it’s upward swing, he said. “For a long time, the world… Continue Reading Confidence key to continued economic recovery, Paulsen says

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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

In Colorado Springs business circles, Tom Zwirlein needs no introduction. He is a UCCS finance professor as well as co-creator and director of the university’s annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which attracts around 600 business and community leaders each year. Billed as the regional economic “State of the Union,” the forum combines the analysis of… Continue Reading Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

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A rebounding real estate market, new home construction and increased auto sales seem to be leading Colorado Springs in an economic recovery, according to a Quarterly Updates and Estimates report from the Southern Colorado Economic Forum. The economy has been slowly growing since 2011, according to the report. The Business Conditions Index stands at 111.72,… Continue Reading Report: New home construction and auto sales leading economic recovery

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New director part of Economic Forum plan

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The Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which for 14 years has provided El Paso County with the definitive local economic report and forecast, now is ready to grow in geographic footprint and community clout. A new, expanded mission for the forum comes just as University of Colorado Colorado Springs professors Fred Crowley and Tom Zwirlein announced… Continue Reading New director part of Economic Forum plan

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Local economy making gains in housing, auto sales and confidence

Construction companies are taking out more single family permits. Consumers are feeling more confident. And, people are buying more cars. Three indicators, described in the Quarterly Update by the Southern Colorado Economic Forum, show the local economy has continued its growth since the summer of 2011. The best performance indicators were new single family permits,… Continue Reading Local economy making gains in housing, auto sales and confidence

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