Wayne Heilman

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Dollars for small-business loans rises, but is short of record


The dollar value of small-business loans backed by the federal government rose 5.9 percent in El Paso County in 2015, but is short of the record set two years ago, even as such lending set a record in...

UCCS ethics town hall will examine embezzlement case

By: Wayne Heilman

What responsibility do potential whistleblowers have when they are aware of unethical or illegal acts?

That question and the importance of ethical decision-making will be discussed by University of Colorado...

Colorado Springs auto market remains in neutral in October

By: Wayne Heilman

The Colorado Springs auto market stayed in neutral in October even as new vehicle registrations hit the highest level in nearly two years, according to a report from the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's...

FDIC releases Park State Bank & Trust of Woodland Park from recession restrictions

By: Wayne Heilman

Park State Bank & Trust of Woodland Park in September became the one of the last Colorado Springs area banks to be released from federal orders imposed during the last recession that restricted lending,...

Survey: Colorado Springs small businesses least optimistic about economic conditions

By: Wayne Heilman

Small businesses in Colorado Springs are among the least optimistic about current and future economic conditions, according to a monthly survey by small business website

The monthly sentiment...

160 jobs lost with Chefs Catalog shutdown in Colorado Springs

By: Wayne Heilman

Target Corp. notified employees Friday that by early next year the retail giant will shut down its Chefs Catalog unit in Colorado Springs and a related online business, which employ 160 people locally and another...

First of several hangars in Colorado Springs Airport commercial zone completed

By: Wayne Heilman

Rampart Aviation LLC's $2.5 million hangar at the Colorado Springs Airport is the first of several hangar construction projects to be completed that are expected to create more than 2,000 jobs over the next several...

Colorado Springs jobless rate falls to nearly 8-year low

By: Wayne Heilman

The Colorado Springs area unemployment rate dropped to a nearly 8-year low of 4.4 percent in September, but for all the wrong reasons: Nearly three fourths of the decline in the number of people looking for work...