Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • One Colorado Springs mayoral candidate raises more money than all other candidates combined

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    John Suthers continued to add to his fundraising lead in the mayor's race, while money from political action committees and developers made a big difference for four City Council candidates, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Suthers raised $37,880 from 81 donors...

  • New vehicle registrations in El Paso County hit the slow lane in February

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    After hitting a 10-year high last year, the automobile and truck market in El Paso County has gone into reverse. According to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office, the number of new vehicles registered in the county last month fell 15.4 percent from February 2014 to 1,662....

  • Centennial-based health care technology group expanding into Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Prime Health Collaborative, a Centennial-based group that works to build links between Colorado's technology and health care industries, will meet next month in Colorado Springs to expand those efforts to southern Colorado. Up to 75 health care industry executives, doctors, investors...

  • Colorado Springs may have gained 6,000 jobs, thanks to revised report

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A major revision in payroll growth for the Colorado Springs area next month is expected to show that 6,000 more jobs were added last year than previously reported. An earlier report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said local payrolls grew by an average of 0.6 percent in 2014,...

  • Colorado Springs ski-clothing rental firm on a growth track

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    GetOutfitted, a Colorado Springs startup that rents winter sports clothing online, has gone from the bunny slope to double-black diamond in its second season, increasing sales tenfold from a year ago after expanding its staff and raising $250,000. Company officials declined to...

  • Penrose-St. Francis seeking Colorado Springs site for possible third major campus

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Because it has no room to expand its main campus, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is looking for locations to build a third major campus by the end of the decade to accommodate its growth over the next two decades. The 522-bed hospital system is considering three sites for the...

  • It's 'business as usual' at Cripple Creek mine, despite possibility of a sale

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    South African mining giant AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. may be looking to find a partner or sell Colorado's largest gold mine, near Cripple Creek, as part of a restructuring aimed at reducing debt amid falling gold prices, a company official said Monday. AngloGold is "shopping everything,...

  • Blue sky for banks: Lending rate in Colorado Springs best since 2007

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    The local banking industry has returned to financial health and is lending at the fastest rate since before the recession, according to the latest data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The combined loan portfolios of the eight banks based in the Colorado Springs area hit...

  • New lending program helps small businesses get loans

    Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Small Colorado businesses struggling to get off the ground have a big opportunity to get loans through a new Colorado Lending Source program. Peoples Bank has made $3 million available through the program, which makes small loans guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration....

  • Harvard center honors Colorado app-development competition

    Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Harvard University's Kennedy School has recognized an app development competition organized through the Colorado Secretary of State's Office as a "bright idea." The Go Code Colorado competition, which begins April 8 and ends May 21, challenges entrepreneurs to develop applications to...