New roles for Hispanics?
One of the questions that comes up as a reporter looks over a new ''quality of life'' capital like Colorado Springs is, ''All this looks great, but what if you're not an upwardly mobile WASP with an engineering degree?''Skip to next paragraph
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Juan Collazo, executive director of the city's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, says, ''The Hispanic community has been very silent - not as active as they should be in the development of the whole.'' He estimates the Hispanics in Colorado Springs, who are mostly Mexican, at some 35,000 - a few thousand more than the economic development department estimates. He says they are getting more involved in local political and economic affairs. One particular bright spot he foresees is a liaison role between the area's high-tech firms and the Latin American countries eager to do business with them.