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I know Pueblo has had alot of problems since the mass lay-offs of the steel factories in the 1980s, they first had double-digit unemployment for a several year period and they instituted the economic devolopment tax that has only managed to do so much. Unemployment in Pueblo is always the highest for any city in Colorado and usually one the highest in the nation.

That said its close proximity to Colorado Springs, I think only 32 miles seperate the city borders. Colorado Springs housing costs are becoming much closer to that of Denver, Pueblo is by far the cheapest city in Colorado especially the inner-areas of town (especially the south and east sides)

I think Pueblo despite its economics Pueblo County will start growing fast (faster then it has especially on the northside along Interstate 25 (Pueblo West is booming) but I think the future for the city itself especially the south and east sides is grim unless Colorado Springs sees a massive increase in housing and rent costs.

They should have had the casino's come to town but Pueblo is a provincial town and they are too proud to have out of towners come in with a casino.
Then again look at how many Denverites and Colorado Springs residents are from those cities and how many are from Pueblo where a big majority are native Puebloans. Didnt they also turn down a big distribution center also

What do u think the future of Pueblo is, we all what the future of Pueblo West is (thats a boom town) ?
 

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I think yes. In two area's. Downtown Pueblo is going to become (even more) of a gem with the completion of the riverwalk project, and the addition of several new businesses.

I think the most dramatic growth in Pueblo will be on the north side... I would expect significant suburban sprawl as those who work in Colorado Springs, especially Fort Carson, but can't afford to live there seek cheaper housing in the Pueblo market.

Pueblo does have an uphill battle ahead of it to catch up with the other I-25 corridor cities, but it's leaders understand this full well, and have been working very aggresively to bring about change. Noteably, Pueblo leaders were recently able to bring in the PBR World Headquarters from Colorado Springs to downtown Pueblo, as well as a couple of large new call centers. Major steps for the Steel City.
 
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