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Wayne Heilman

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  • Lower jobless rate for Colorado Springs area doesn't tell the whole story

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    The unemployment rate in the Colorado Springs area dropped sharply again in October to its lowest rate since June 2008, but it wasn't because more residents found jobs. Instead, the unemployment rate of 5.4 percent - down from 5.8 percent in September - reflects 1,300 people leaving...

  • Hundreds of jobs announced for Colorado Springs, and it's 'just the beginning'

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Firstsource Solutions Ltd., which was on the verge of closing its Colorado Springs call center, has not only changed course but plans to hire 300 more employees by the end of January to handle calls for a health care client. A company spokesman hinted Tuesday that there could be even...

  • Survey: Hiring outlook for Colorado Springs bests Denver's

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    The Colorado Springs job market is expected to be in much better shape during the first quarter of 2015 than it was at the beginning of this year, but not quite as good as the current quarter, according to a survey by staffing giant ManpowerGroup. The percentage of employers planning...

  • Mergers will significantly boost size of Colorado Springs bank

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Colorado Springs-based Academy Bank will more than double in size next year as part of a series of mergers and related transactions planned by its Kansas City, Mo., parent company to consolidate its five banks into two institutions. Dickinson Financial Corp. plans to merge SunBank in...

  • High on a mountain: Pikes Peak Highway lures record number of users

    Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    Call it the road to success - at least where the city of Colorado Springs is concerned. The Pikes Peak Highway broke a 43-year-old annual attendance record Friday, with the number of people using the city-owned road up 19.5 percent from last year's annual total. Fort Carson soldier...

  • Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs finds new life

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    The former owners of a wedding events center in Golden have bought the former Craftwood Inn restaurant in Manitou Springs and plan to reopen the historic mansion in March as a wedding event center after spending about $300,000 on renovations. Kiva Holdings Craftwood LLC, owned by...

  • Colorado Springs company paints rosy forecast for 2015

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Spectranetics Corp. told stockholders Thursday to expect a big jump in sales and reduced losses next year from its recent acquisition of a specialty angioplasty balloon maker and federal approval of a new use for its medical laser. The Colorado Springs-based company forecast that...

  • Jobs may come to Colorado Springs from joint venture

    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    A joint venture based in Colorado Springs has been selected to participate in a five-year federal contract that could lead to more jobs locally - or not. The venture, Joint Strategic Solutions, was formed by Colorado Springs-based defense contractors Delta Solutions & Strategies LLC...

  • FedEx to build $20 million distribution center in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    FedEx Corp., which already has a major presence in Colorado Springs with data and software development centers, plans to construct a $20 million, 225,200-square-foot distribution facility southwest of Powers Boulevard and Platte Avenue. The distribution center for FedEx Ground will be...

  • Feds ease 5-year-old restrictions on Colorado Springs bank

    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust has moved a step closer to being freed from a federal order that has restricted lending and other operations, and required it to maintain capital reserve levels and reduce its level of delinquent loans. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. ended a 5-year-old...

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