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Export Explosion in Idaho

"International trade continues to offer Idaho a major avenue for economic expansion," Commerce & Labor director Roger B. Madsen said. "Every dollar the Legislature earmarks for international trade and every day Gov. Kempthorne promotes Idaho overseas pays significant dividends."

Good management is secret of employee loyalty, longtimers say

"It really is true," Powell said. "People who are staying in their jobs stay there because of the kinds of skills their managers have."

Idaho Commerce & Labor August 2005 Newsletter

In this issue: · Blackfoot and Ammon Receive $500,000 Grants · Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly · Commerce & Labor Employees Help Uncover $12 Million in Fraud · Idaho Hispanic Population Continues Outpacing Total State Growth…

Insurer gives patients power of information – Regence BlueShield of Idaho

Regence BlueShield of Idaho will unveil a new Web site to its 2.8 million members in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington on Monday. The site, htp:// , was designed to put health care information — claims, costs, health issues and community events — on one site personalized for each member of Regence BlueShield.

Idaho Governor’s Science & Technology Advisory Council adds Councilmember to seek biotech business

Biomedical research is among four "core competencies" that the Science and Technology Council works to promote and advocate, said Rick Ritter, director of technology outreach at the TECenter at Boise State University West in Nampa.

The Idaho SBIR/STTR Initiative Newsletter

Featured Company of the Month August SBIR Tip Idaho OST Staff Changes National SBIR Conference Fee Waivers SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities Other Funding Opportunities Calendar of Events Remote Diagnostics, Inc. Dr. Fred Templeton, president of Remote…

High Tech Boat Docking system from Dynamic Fabricators in Rathdrum, Idaho offers ultra durability and a 20-year warranty

"It rides perfectly, and doesn’t tip," she said. "We have a neighbor with a walker, and it’s stable for her. I can’t imagine anyone would have a wood dock."

Learning Lean – New business model cuts waste from production – Buck Knives of Post Falls, ID

Lean manufacturing is a new way of looking at production that starts from the premise that adding value for the customer is the primary goal. "One of the goals of a lean organization is to push down the ability to say, ‘Yes’," Buck said. "The closer the decision can come to the person doing the work, the more efficient the process."

PCS Edventures of Boise to buy LabMentors

LabMentors reports it has delivered more than 500,000 lab exercises this year.

Nampa, Idaho Swift meat processing plant closes, leaving 408 without jobs

It was bad news for the Nampa economy and the laid-off workers but good news to residents of a nearby housing subdivision who had been trying to get government help to reduce odors from the plant.