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Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Economic development: Colorado Springs faces challenges regaining mojo

    Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    There's a story to tell about the Colorado Springs economy, based on a decade or more of data on job growth, retail sales and other indicators, and here's the synopsis: Colorado Springs has lost its "mojo." That's the term used by Les Gruen, a 30-year Colorado Springs resident and...

  • Cost of living in Colorado Springs remains below national average

    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Next time you get the feeling that it costs a lot to live in Colorado Springs, comfort yourself with this fact: It could be worse. Last year, the cost of living in the Colorado Springs area was 3.9 percent below the national average, according to a survey from the Council for...

  • Comcast to hire 100 more in Colorado Springs to keep customers from leaving the fold

    Updated: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Entertainment giant Comcast Corp. plans to add 100 employees by year's end to its Colorado Springs call center as part of a plan to focus the facility on keeping retaining customers in the western U.S. who are considering canceling their service. The call center currently employs...

  • Coalition forms to promote innovation, entrepreneurship in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    More than 20 Colorado Springs companies and organizations have formed a coalition, Innovate Colorado Springs, to promote innovation and entrepreneurship through a four-day series of events highlighting the area's resources for startup businesses. The coalition is sponsoring 15 events...

  • Data revisions paint a rosier picture for Colorado Springs' 2013 job growth

    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    The Colorado Springs area added jobs last year at the fastest rate since 2006 - upbeat news that mirrored other employment reports in Colorado and across the U.S. According to revisions to payroll data released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Colorado Springs added an...

  • 300 to lose jobs in closure of Colorado Springs call center

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Call center giant Firstsource Solutions Ltd. will close its Colorado Springs center in September and lay off all 300 employees, the company confirmed Friday. The reason: The company lost a customer. "With changing demands in the marketplace, a client has made the decision to cease...

  • Survey reinforces data showing Colorado Springs business travelers' flock to DIA

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    A survey released Thursday underscores what a lot of Colorado Springs residents already know: Denver International Airport pulls a substantial number of passengers from southern Colorado - particularly business travelers. The survey, conducted last month by the Colorado Springs...

  • Allegiant Air brings back nonstop service between Colorado Springs, Phoenix

    Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    An effort by the Colorado Springs Airport to reduce costs for airlines has its first payoff: the resumption of nonstop flights between Colorado Springs and Phoenix. Allegiant Air officials announced Tuesday that the carrier will offer service twice a week to Arizona's largest city,...

  • Boulder professor sees brighter days ahead for Colorado Springs, state economy

    Updated: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Job growth in Colorado this year will be among the strongest since 2000 and will strengthen in southern Colorado, according to a forecast presented Wednesday by a University of Colorado economics and finance professor faculty member. Colorado is expected to rank in the top six states...

  • Air Force Academy cadets notch one win, aim for more with new physical therapy device

    Updated: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    A team of Air Force Academy cadets had the right stuff in a business plan competition at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, winning the $500 prize for a physical therapy device they developed that uses a popular gaming system. The five-person cadet team, working through...

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