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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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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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UCCS wants to compete with national clinics

Of all the City for Champions proposals in the application for state Regional Tourism Act funding, the UCCS proposal is the only one that will happen with or without state support. The UCCS Sports Medicine and Performance Center is scheduled to be part of the university’s Health, Arts and Wellness Village — and is part… Continue Reading UCCS wants to compete with national clinics

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Creating vision through City for Champions

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As Steven Covey says, “All things are created twice.” First there is the mental creation and then the physical creation. Vision pertains to this first creation. We have to see it before we can shape it into reality. Vision is the bridge between present and future reality. Colorado Springs now is facing a bridge between… Continue Reading Creating vision through City for Champions

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Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

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Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

Colorado Springs attorney Sandy Kraemer’s work with estate planning helped open his eyes to the fact that generations can quickly become disconnected. Working to reconnect the generations quickly became his passion. The former University of Colorado regent first created Intergeneration Day and now has worked to establish Intergeneration Month, which will be recognized during September.… Continue Reading Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

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UCCS arts center plans emerging

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UCCS arts center plans emerging

Plans are taking shape for the $58 million UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center, with roughly a quarter of the funding already raised, design scheduled to be done in early 2014 and the project on track to begin construction in 2015, according to university officials. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said that nearly $15 million —… Continue Reading UCCS arts center plans emerging

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Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

Colorado is close to the heavens in more ways than one — not only in relative distance, but also from an economic perspective. As the state with the second-largest space economy, Colorado is either the primary or secondary home to more than 160 aerospace companies. And although many of those companies specialize in defense contracting,… Continue Reading Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

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When you visit vibrant, forward thinking, growing communities, you will always find they are the home to great universities. These are universities that are significant economic drivers for their regions. UCCS has always aspired to be that university for the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado. Our long history of serving the community is alive… Continue Reading UCCS’ Regional Connect works on new partnerships

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Finding a new way

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Finding a new way

Nursing shortage leads to creative local solutions Fewer nurses are working longer hours and caring for more patients — thanks to a combination of tight hospital budgets and an aging workforce. And in Colorado, the problem is nearly twice as acute as in the rest of the nation. Colorado health care experts say there is… Continue Reading Finding a new way

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UCCS to offer new bachelor’s degree

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UCCS to offer new bachelor’s degree

UCCS is offering a different kind of bachelor’s degree to students interested in working with young children. The Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Education is a multi-disciplinary program that will provide students with skills to teach all young children – and includes courses in written and oral communication, problem solving, business, entrepreneurship and… Continue Reading UCCS to offer new bachelor’s degree

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