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Best-laid growth plans often just gather dust

An Idaho Statesman review of Treasure Valley plans from recent decades reveals that five common pitfalls often keep plans from succeeding: a lack of money to make them work; no mechanism for enforcement of recommendations; changes in leadership and visions; incorrect or bad data; and vague or unrealistic goals.

Idaho summit tackles taxes

The annual confab between chamber members from the five northern counties, legislators and representatives from education drew about 50 to share their goals for the 2006 session of the Idaho Legislature.

Montana timber tycoon developer (The Yellowstone Club) Tim Blixseth, now owns chunk of Idaho – Round Valley neighbors unhappy with clearcutting

Tim Blixseth, the new owner of 180,000 acres of Idaho timberland, says he wants to be a good neighbor.

Dalai Lama tells Idaho business leaders to have a heart

Monday’s event was meant to encourage the powerful to incorporate compassion into how they conduct their business and public lives.

Boise Booms! – Boise’s Rivers of Opportunity

“We’ve always benefited from a great workforce, excellent health care, a reasonable cost of living, a very welcoming population and a strong business tradition,” Oppenheimer said. “We also have a legacy of strong public and private cooperation. I believe those factors will continue to propel our future growth while preserving our many advantages.”

Idaho Business groups pull together

Making sure there’s never a dull moment in the Kootenai County business community, the Northwest Women in Business, Northwest Women in Real Estate and Northwest Men in Business networking groups are coming together to hold a business and trade fair similar to, but smaller than, the spring event held by the Coeur d’Alene Area Chamber of Commerce.

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.