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Colorado last in job growth

Derailed tech economy, fires’ effect on tourism send ranking plummeting. Colorado ranks last in the nation in job growth as the collapsing telecommunications, high-technology and tourism industries drag the state into its deepest employment slump…

INEEL (Idaho) to host space research-to become the space nuclear center for the whole country

Generators will be developed at Argonne Lab IDAHO FALLS — Argonne National Laboratory-West has been named the place where nuclear generators will be developed for deep-space exploration. William D. Magwood, director of the Energy Department´s…

Jabil to close Meridian ID plant

City officials see action as a blow to area economy. Jabil Circuit Inc. will lay off about 500 workers by the end of the year and close its Southwest Idaho manufacturing plant, company officials confirmed…

Tech groups in WA join forces to boost business

Seven regional technology organizations have joined with the Technology Alliance of Washington to support research, education and entrepreneurship. Called Technology Alliance Associates, the consortium brings together business and community leaders from Spokane, Seattle, Wenatchee, the…

Firm gets $43,097 waste wood grant

Sandpoint _ A Colburn company will receive a $43,097 National Fire Plan grant to purchase equipment to recycle waste wood into split-rail fences and landscaping bark and mulch. Xylem Limited Corp., an Illinois-based company with…

New software eases e-commerce-Boise company, RocketCart, lets businesses customize sites

A Boise business is making it easier for the world to go shopping online. Julie Howard The Idaho Statesman RocketCart, a software company launched in June, has developed and sells a program that lets businesses…

Utah Venture Capital Group Acquires Intel’s Software Division in Riverton

A Utah venture capital group has partnered with a San Francisco investment firm to acquire most of Intel Corp.’s software products and services division based in Riverton. LANDesk Acquisition Corp., a company created by Vector…

Internet tools reshape East Idaho business

Technology allows company to create its own niche IDAHO FALLS — If you´re looking for an example of how information technology can change a business, Security Connections Inc. is a good example. The Idaho Statesman.com…

Chambers adopt theme of togetherness

Regional approach to meeting area’s needs will give I-90 corridor more clout, business leaders believe POST FALLS — Members of five regional chambers of commerce met Tuesday to discuss issues of common concern along the…

New Web site promotes Wyoming beef

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) – A new Web site has been set up to help Wyoming beef producers expand the market for their cattle. Steve Paisley, extension beef cattle specialist with the University of Wyoming Cooperative…