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UW students’ high-tech business plan a winner

Four University of Washington students earned $25,000 and an opportunity to walk the walk when their idea for a high-tech company won the UW business school’s entrepreneurial business plan competition Tuesday. By Lisa Heyamoto Seattle…

Hi-Tech Start-Up Tips

CBS Radio News Tech Analyst Larry Magid has some tips for would-be hi-tech entrepreneurs. It’s too soon to be certain, but there are signs that the tech industry could be on the verge of a…

Technology helps Boise, Pocatello score high on lists-Both cities are in top 10 in Forbes Magazine tally

Looking for a town to start a business or a career? You´d be hard-pressed to outdo Boise or Pocatello, according to the fourth annual Best Places for Business and Careers published in the May 27…

Confidence in Wyoming economy lacking

Wyoming is outperforming the national economy in job growth and lower unemployment, but whether that boom turns to bust remains to be seen, according to a state economist. Associated Press Billings Gazette Wyoming nonagricultural jobs…

To software giants, Denver’s still a cow town

Perception that area lacks talent, big-league entrepreneurs stifles growth, CEO says If Lorine Sweeney didn’t love Colorado, her software company might still be in Albuquerque, where it began. By Janet Forgrieve, Rocky Mountain News Staff…

New Colfax WA company eyes strawboard plant south of Spokane

Columbia Ag Fiber looking at bonds, loans to finance proposed $90 million facility A Colfax, Wash., businessman is heading a new company that hopes to bring a $90 million strawboard and ethanol plant to the…

Micron grant funds new Boise State high-tech marketing program

Professionals working in high-tech markets, as well as those considering entering that arena, will benefit from a new program offered by Boise State University´s College of Business and Economics, university officials say. The high-tech marketing…

Entrepreneurship Is Fun. Then There’s the Day Job.

During work breaks at KHWB, a television station in Houston, most of Annette Rainesalo’s colleagues would relax with a cup of coffee or a cigarette. She would head to her car and call prospective clients…

Menlo Park venture firm keeps up investing pace- NEA thinking long term

New Enterprise Associates is running against the herd. At a time when some venture firms are closing their doors or slashing investments in start-ups, Menlo Park’s NEA has barely blinked. It has poured more money…

Economic Memo: Washington, Oregon lagging recovery- but Montana may grow faster than the national average this year.

The Northwest continues to trail the national economy with only one state in the region — Montana, the smallest in terms of population — expected to grow faster than the national average this year. Things…