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Steel deal showcases Pueblo’s solar prowess

The mill will produce the 200-meter ribbons of rail preferred by railroads. That decision wasn’t a given. Other states, especially those with abundant low-priced hydroelectricity, made a hard run. How Pueblo won says much about the evolving nature of the economy of Pueblo and that of Colorado. Prominent is the solar farm, the largest east of the Rocky Mountains when the deal was announced. It will provide about 90% of the electricity for the mill.

Listings down, prices up in mountain towns

Real estate experts say pandemic influences include pent-up demand from buyers, limited availability as potential sellers choose to remain in place, interest rates as low as 2.5% for a 30-year mortgage, and significant increases in location-neutral workers who have proven productive. The active summer buying season extended into fall after limited in-person showings in spring. The tight single-family home inventory and price appreciation have put dreams to relocate on hold for some.

Meet in luxury at Colorado's premier guest ranch

These may be unprecedented times, but some aspects of business will never change. One of those timeless, irreplaceable realities of business is the need to gather, to network, to celebrate, to brainstorm, to unwind. For months, these opportunities were limited to the virtual, electronic sense, but gradually the familiar in-person get-togethers have begun resuming. Plan now for your next retreat or meeting. It will remind you why you do business in Colorado.