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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • SBA loans made to Colorado Springs-area businesses plunge in 2014

    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    The dollar value of local small business loans backed by the federal government plunged in El Paso County in 2014 when compared with last year's record high, even as the rest of the state saw hefty increases. For the federal government's 2014 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30,...

  • Slow to start, development near Colorado Springs now thrives

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    In 1984, GTL Development, a Southern California real estate company that was looking to diversify its portfolio, bought 2,600 acres in the middle of nowhere northeast of Colorado Springs - and promptly sat on the property for almost two decades. Buy-and-hold strategies aren't new,...

  • 'Economy' extended-stay hotel coming to Colorado Springs' northwest side

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Value Place, a no-frills, extended-stay hotel chain based in Wichita, Kan., has started construction on a second Colorado Springs location on the city's northwest side. The 124-room Value Place, which bills itself as "affordable, safe and clean," is targeting a June 25 opening at 3350...

  • Colorado Springs-area home prices, sales up again in October

    Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Last month continued to be a good time to sell a single-family home in the Colorado Springs area, as demand remained strong and prices rose again. Local home sales totaled 972 in October, a 4.6 percent increase over the same month last year, a report this week from the Pikes Peak...

  • Colorado Springs-area foreclosure activity increases in October

    Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Foreclosure activity in El Paso County, which has been up and down during 2014, was up again last month. Foreclosure filings - the start of the legal process that can lead to the loss of a property - totaled 160 in October, according to a report released Monday by the El Paso County...

  • Colorado Springs homebuilding jumps in October

    Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    The Colorado Springs-area homebuilding industry had one of its best months of the year in October, according to a Pikes Peak Regional Building Department report released Monday. Single-family homebuilding permits issued to builders in El Paso County totaled 255 last month, a nearly...

  • Who will design and build Colorado Springs' Olympic Museum?

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Olympic Museum organizers announced Monday that five firms with local, national and international experience will design and build the $60 million project in downtown Colorado Springs. The team's creativity, ability to work together and to stay within budget will be crucial to...

  • Verizon job cuts in the U.S. hits some Colorado Springs workers

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Verizon is laying off fewer than 10 people at its Colorado Springs software development and network operations center, which has about 800 employees, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Job cuts are taking place nationwide in the company's information technology workforce, and aren't...

  • Different sides have different views in snuffing out of Manitou Springs marijuana rally

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Organizers of a rally in Manitou Springs that was intended to educate the public about the benefits of marijuana use are complaining that the city's police department snuffed out their event Saturday. Police, however, say they only told a handful of vendors who were part of the event...

  • Colorado Springs road rage incident involves 'gun play'

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    One man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a road rage incident in which a passenger in one vehicle fired a shot at another vehicle near Interstate 25 and InterQuest Parkway on Colorado Springs' far north side, according to the Colorado State Patrol. No one was hurt, said Cpl....