May 2, 2010 8:26 AM by John Romero
A ribbon cutting at Angle Tech bikes signals the beginning of new business in Colorado Springs. Kelvin Clark brought his business from Woodland Park to Colorado Springs in order to further the company. "We just needed to come closer to the city and be more involved in the Springs." he says.
They're called recumbent style bike. While they may be niche bikes, city councilwoman Jan Martin says these ribbon cuttings show one big thing, progress. "It's our small businesses that really drive our economy." says Martin, "We have watched and gone through some really tough times in the last few years in Colorado Springs with business being shut down. It's a thrill to actually be here and see the excitement of a new business."
The secret, say Martin and Clark is the fact that the shop sells bikes both here at home and on a worldwide scale. "We have a national business as well that deals here." explains Clark, "But the goal in coming here was to expand the local situation and it will involve more people being employed as well." Martin says is exactly what the city needs to keep revenues rolling in. "It brings value into the city of Colorado Springs." she explains, "That's really the ideal type of business."