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  • Southern Colorado Economic Forum to focus on entrepreneurship, innovation

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    The Southern Colorado Economic Forum has come a long way from its beginnings 18 years ago as a clone of a similar event in Denver that included a 90-minute forecast for the Colorado Springs economy that attracted about 250 attendees to The Broadmoor hotel. It's now a half-day event...

  • Grantham is getting used to his redrawn senate district

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Republican Kevin Grantham is representing a far different state Senate district from the agriculture-dominated district that included nine southeastern Colorado counties when he was first elected in 2010, though it still includes his home in Cañon City. After redistricting in the wake...

  • Planned U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets $10 million donation from El Pomar Foundation

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Plans for a new U.S. Olympic Museum got a huge boost Friday as the El Pomar Foundation announced it will donate $10 million to the 
project. The grant, which will be paid over three to five years, comes less than a month after Colorado Springs-based Nor'wood Development Group agreed...

  • Planned U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets $10 million boost

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Plans for a new U.S. Olympic Museum got a huge boost Friday as The El Pomar Foundation announced plans to donate $10 million to the project. The donation comes less than a month after Colorado Springs-based based Nor’wood Development Group agreed to donate the downtown site for the...

  • Colorado Springs unemployment rate drops, but not for good reasons

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    The news on the Colorado Springs unemployment rate for August was good, but the reasons were quite a different story. The area's unemployment rate fell sharply for a third consecutive month, to 6.2 percent, the lowest rate in nearly six years, matching October 2008, according to data...

  • Susan Saksa to step down as head of Leadership Pikes Peak

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Susan Saksa will leave 
Oct. 10 after nearly a decade heading Leadership Pikes Peak, which has more than doubled in size since she became its executive director. Saksa, 59, will be replaced on an interim basis by Sue Ross, who served on the nonprofit's Board of Trustees for six...

  • Deposits slow in Colorado Springs financial institutions as job growth lags

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Deposits in Colorado Springs-area financial institutions at midyear grew at the slowest rate in three years and at half the rate of the nation, according to reports from federal regulators. Area deposit growth has slowed during each of the past two years after surging to a 14-year...

  • Commissioner incumbents face opponents in Districts 1, 5

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Jariah Walker is trying to defy the odds and voter registration numbers to become the first Democrat to be elected an El Paso County commissioner in 40 years. Walker has raised nearly $15,000 plus another nearly $17,000 of in-kind help, or about $5,000 less in cash than Commissioner...

  • Contracts old and new fuel Colorado Springs' newest public company

    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Vectrus Inc., newly spun off from Exelis Inc., has a strong foundation as it enters its first week as an independent company. A company official said that Vectrus recently won nearly $1 billion in contracts from the Army Corps of Engineers and Air Force as it works to broaden its...

  • Booming Colorado Springs software company looks for space to grow even more

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    With dreams of becoming a force as prominent as Google or Microsoft, Colorado Springs-based Cherwell Software is seeking a location for a campus that could accommodate 1,000 or more employees to handle its rapid growth. Cherwell CEO Vance Brown said Friday that the company has been...

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