Business

9:06am

Mon October 28, 2013
Recreational Marijuana

'Ganja-preneurs' Set Their Sights On Colorado Pot Tourism

Originally published on Mon October 28, 2013 7:47 am

Participants with My 420 Tours.
Chandler Kim used with permission

Recreational marijuana shops won’t open their doors in Colorado until January and already several pot tourism companies are making plans to cash in on the new businesses.

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3:27pm

Wed October 23, 2013
CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents - Hub Aspen

Gordon Bronson and Michael Edinger, founders of Hub Aspen, a business incubator space they are hoping to launch in downtown Aspen.

www.hubaspen.com

1:55pm

Wed October 9, 2013
Economics of Sporting Events

Economic Boost from Bike Race? Probably not.

USA Pro Challenge - Aspen Stage - 2012
Credit Roger Adams

Planning for next year’s USA Pro Challenge bike race in Aspen is already underway.   Despite some complaints this year because of road closures it appears the bike race has the support of local government officials and will become a yearly event.  This despite a lack of evidence showing any economic gains for the upper valley.   Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams explains:

Steve Skadron is Aspen’s Mayor .  This week Aspen Public Radio asked him what the was the economic boost from hosting the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race.

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10:59am

Thu August 1, 2013
Aspen Housing Market

Aspen real estate market stable, not recovering as quickly as expected

A sign points passersby to an open house in Aspen. The Estin Report shows homes are selling, but not sales are nowhere near pre-recession levels.
Credit Rebecca Kruth

A recent report shows Aspen’s real estate market isn’t recovering as quickly as expected. The Estin Report shows things have improved some, but the market is nowhere near where it once was. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth spoke with the report’s author Tim Estin and filed this report.

For people tracking the nation’s climbing housing prices, Tim Estin’s findings in the high-priced Aspen market may come as a surprise.

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5:25pm

Wed July 24, 2013
Business

Search for Next "Startup Idol" at Brainstorm TECH

Bright lights and lots of screens at the Brainstorm TECH conference.
Ellis Robinson / Aspen Public Radio

Entrepreneurs often have an easier time innovating than getting financial backing for their ideas.   At the Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen this week, five startup companies got a shot at selling their innovations to tech execs and big investors.  Think American Idol... startup style. For grand ideas that might have taken years to develop, they were given ... five minutes to convince the panel.

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