Rich Harwood in the Colorado Springs Gazette

Political hostility hurts Colorado Springs, many say
By Monica Mendoza
 April 29, 2014

A commercial real estate broker is told by a restaurant chain owner that he would not consider expanding into Colorado Springs because the political climate makes doing business too risky.

A young entrepreneur gets shot down by an out-of-state investor who alludes to the Springs political acrimony as a red flag.

Hundreds of citizens attending Pikes Peak United Way community meetings say the No. 1 reason why planned programs are stymied is because of political rancor and too much focus on personal agendas.

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