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Jan 11, 2013 11:00 AM by Lauren Molenburg

Governor says Colorado Springs needs more youths

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado Springs needs to attract more young people if community leaders want their economy to grow.

In an interview with the Colorado Springs Gazette (http://tinyurl.com/b9ef3zd) on Thursday, the governor said Fort Collins and Durango have invested in bike paths and things that are more youth-oriented. He says new economies are based on attracting young people.

The governor says he believes Colorado Springs isn't getting its share of the 25- to 34-year-old crowd that has been migrating in droves to Colorado. He says that may be why the local unemployment rate is stagnant at about 9 percent, while the state's rate got down to 7.8 percent in November.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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