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Boise Idaho group hopes to bring jobs to Valley

The goal is to replace jobs that were lost when area businesses like Zilog, Jabil Circuits, Simplot Meat Packing and Eddy’s Bakery closed their local operations in recent years.

Idaho Office of Science & Technology September 2005

In this issue: # Grossenbacher Leads Governor’s Science & Technology Advisory Council # North Wind Awarded $30 Million Navy Contract # ISU Forms Biomedical Research Institute # Howe Named Director of Center for Space Nuclear…

Newcomer tackles Idaho tourism – moved from one of the most famous resort cities in the world to take on tourism marketing for one of the fastest-growing in the country.

In October he made his first visit to Coeur d’Alene and decided this was where he wanted to live. That week, he bought a home here for himself, his wife, and two kids.

"I wanted to get back to a mountain community," Robitaille said. "I saw what was happening here and secured a house."

Idaho supports plutonium production plan

The administration of Gov. Dirk Kempthorne said it will endorse the government’s plan to consolidate U.S. production of plutonium-238 "space batteries" at the 890-square-mile complex outside of Idaho Falls.

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…