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Progressive hiring 193 by year's end at Colorado Springs call center

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

Insurance giant Progressive Corp. announced Monday plans to hire 193 sales representatives and claims adjusters for its Colorado Springs call center by the end of the year.

The company, which employs 1,200...

Colorado Springs hotels report strong numbers for June

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

Low gasoline prices and a flurry of advertising designed to attract visitors to Colorado have combined to produce the Pikes Peak region's best tourism season since the recession - and filling local hotels in the...

Colorado Springs-based bank hires new president to help it grow

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

The once-troubled Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust, which has spent the last six years cleaning up loan and securities portfolio problems, has a new president whose goal is to help the bank move forward and add...

Colorado Springs company building $2 million cyber security operations center

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

Root9B, a Colorado Springs cyber security provider, plans to open a $2 million operations center next month in a downtown office tower to offer government and commercial clients remote computer network defense,...

Two Colorado Springs startups land biggest venture funding haul since 2012

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

Two Colorado Springs startups combined to land $6.83 million in venture capital during the second quarter of 2015, the most funding invested in local firms since late 2012, while both state and national venture...

Colorado Springs Airport seeking expanded zone to offer tax breaks to aviation firms

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

Colorado Springs' commercial aviation zone, which offers tax breaks to aviation-related businesses, would be enlarged to accommodate an influx of new suppliers and vendors who want to serve aerospace companies that...

Terminated Vectrus exec to receive year's salary and benefits

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Vectrus Inc. has agreed to pay its former second-ranking executive a year's salary and benefits after he was terminated last month in what originally was called an "early...

Slow, steady improvement expected for Colorado Springs economy

By: Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com

Expect more of the same - gradual improvement - from the Colorado Springs economy during the rest of this year and into 2016, say economists who follow the local economy.

The four economists - Tom Binnings...