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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • The economy a hot topic at business expo in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Springs Business Expo was the place to talk business Wednesday. But it also was the place to discuss the local economy, and some of the expo's attendees said they're seeing improvement as it recovers from the Great Recession. Nearly 100 businesses, civic and nonprofit groups and...

  • Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority backs City for Champions agreement

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority on Wednesday approved a resolution that supports an agreement between the Colorado Economic Development Commission and the city of Colorado Springs regarding the City for Champions tourism initiative. The vote was unanimous; seven of the...

  • Colorado Springs-area foreclosures decline in August

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area foreclosures fell last month, the latest decline in a year in which foreclosure activity has bounced up and down, according to a report Tuesday by the El Paso County Public Trustee's Office. The report showed: - New foreclosure filings in El Paso County - which...

  • Business expo in Colorado Springs adds seminars, live entertainment and door prizes

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Organizers of the Springs Business Expo are giving this year's event a new look and feel. The 30th annual expo, which takes place Wednesday at The Broadmoor World Arena, will continue to be a prime opportunity for businesspeople to network with each other and exchange ideas....

  • California firm buys Colorado Springs apartment complex for $25 million

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    A Los Angeles-based real estate company that owns four apartment complexes in Colorado Springs has paid 
$25 million to buy a fifth. LocalConstruct Inc. completed its purchase last month of the 208-unit Village at Westmeadow apartments, east of Colorado 115 and Academy Boulevard on...

  • Colorado Springs home prices rise again in August

    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area home prices and sales rose again last month as the single-family housing market continued to improve after a slow first quarter, according to a report this week by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors. The median price of homes that sold in August increased to...

  • New apartment project in Colorado Springs is a go

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Developers of a four-story, 33-unit apartment building broke ground Thursday in downtown Colorado Springs - a project they hope will revitalize downtown's south edge while providing urban-style housing for young professionals and others. Blue Dot Place will be one of the few apartment...

  • Colorado Springs-area homebuilding declines again

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area homebuilding slumped again last month, although the slowdown isn't worrying some builders who say they're still seeing steady numbers of buyers. Permits issued for the construction of single-family homes in El Paso County totaled 184 in August, a 22.4 percent...

  • Seasonal Halloween stores already scaring up business in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    It happens every year about this time. Football? Lower temperatures? Aspen leaves getting ready to change? Nah. We're talking about the arrival of seasonal Halloween stores scaring up business in late August, even before the calendar turns to Labor Day. Two of the most widely...

  • Signs point to new Sprouts location in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Sprouts Farmers Market, the Arizona-based natural foods grocer, plans a 28,000-square-foot store in northern Colorado Springs. The store would be built southeast of Voyager Parkway and North Gate Boulevard in the Northgate Plaza shopping center, which is part of the Copper Ridge...