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Wayne Heilman

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  • 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...

  • Colorado Springs-area banks put struggles behind, shift back to lending

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    Colorado Springs area banks passed a major milestone last year in their recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, cutting their problem loans by more than half to a five-year low. The improvement has allowed several local banks that had been struggling with loan problems to shift back...

  • Colorado Springs startup veteran Al Davis starts another one

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    A veteran of three startups and mentor to many entrepreneurs, Al Davis is staying in familiar territory with his latest venture - a startup company that targets other fledgling firms as customers. Davis and his son, Mike Davis, started Offtoa (as in "off to a great start") nearly a...

  • Economic development official: Comcast deal unlikely to affect Colorado Springs jobs

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    Comcast Corp.'s deal to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc. could conceivably lead to job losses in Colorado Springs, because both companies operate call centers in the city with about 800 employees in all. But a Colorado Springs economic development official doesn't see much impact...

  • Entrepreneurial program spreading to PPCC, Colorado Springs businesses

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    Pikes Peak Community College will require much of its incoming fall freshman class to enroll in a training program designed for entrepreneurs as a way to better prepare students for college and the workplace, PPCC President Lance Bolton said Wednesday. The 22,000-student college began...

  • Colorado Springs philanthropist among nation's most generous

    Updated: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    Part-time Colorado Springs resident and businesswoman Lyda Hill was ranked among the nation's most generous philanthropists last year, resulting in part from a $2 million gift she made to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Hill, 71, ranked 35th in The Chronicle of...

  • Colorado Springs' unemployment rate at 5-year low, but not for best reasons

    Updated: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    The Colorado Springs area unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7.5 percent in December, but only because more than 1,200 people left the labor force, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. The December jobless rate was down from 7.8 percent in November and...

  • Informal survey indicates Colorado Springs residents want more details on City for Champions

    Updated: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Colorado Springs residents who attended a recent forum on economic development want more information and discussion about the City for Champions tourism initiative, according to results of a survey taken at the event. Many of the comments written by those who responded to the survey...

  • New investors pump life back into Springs Cab

    Updated: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Springs Cab LLC has resumed operations after new Denver area-based investors bought a majority interest in the financially troubled taxi company. Ralph Bower, operations director of Springs Cab, said the new investors have pumped enough money into the company to allow it buy 30 new...

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