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61 About a third of the city’s inhabitants: Cited in “Colorado Springs Facts,” Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce.
the population of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area: See “Colorado Springs Fact Sheet,” Greater Colorado Springs Economic
Development Corporation, June 1998; and “Metropolitan Area Population Estimates for July 1, 1998, and Population Change for April
1990 to July 1998,” U.S. Census Bureau, September 30, 1999.
61 Denver’s population is about four times larger: See “Metropolitan Area Population Estimates,” and Terry Cotten, “Springs Council Adopts
Budget,” Denver Post, November 29, 1999.
about one-fifth of the city’s housing sat vacant: Cited in Markusen et al., Rise of the Gunbelt, p. 178.
a direct capital investment of $30 million: Ibid., p. 178.
62 nearly half the jobs in Colorado Springs: Interview with Rocky Scott, president of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development
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