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Fitzsimons University of Colorado campus in Denver could drive economy -Nearly 16,000 on-site jobs forecast by 2010

The University of Colorado’s Fitzsimons campus could become an engine of Colorado’s economy, potentially creating 15,728 jobs by the end of the decade, according to a study released Thursday. By Mark P. Couch Denver Post…

Qwest to cut 2,000 jobs

Qwest Communications International Inc., the top local-phone company in 14 U.S. western states, lowered its 2002 sales forecast and said it will cut 2,000 jobs. By Don Stancavish Bloomberg News Denver Post Revenue this year…

Boise Cascade continues to refine business mission to wean itself from the endless cycles of boom and bust.

The word Cascade isn´t the only thing removed from Boise Cascade´s new logo. The fir tree is gone, too. That missing tree seems to symbolize the Boise company´s efforts to start weaning itself from the…

In North Dakota, economic development may be the only way to keep people from leaving small towns for bigger cities.

For some states, economic development is more than bringing jobs to a region to lower the unemployment rate: It’s about saving small towns from extinction. North Dakota is one of those states, and economic-development officials…

Trade conference to help businesses in Idaho 4/23

Idaho businesses that attend the 14th annual Governor´s Business Opportunity Conference in Coeur d´Alene will learn about business opportunities for increased sales, even in outer space. More than 50 buyers from major corporations and government…

World of e-commerce thrives with few rules- Idaho ranks 8th in convenience of shopping on Net

If Divit Cardoza wants to satisfy a desire for a specialty wine from a small California winery, the Boise resident is perfectly free to make the purchase online. But if Cardoza, a wine buyer at…

Measuring economic development success in Spokane

EDC looks for better ways to track jobs it has recruited to area When Mark Turner took over as president of the Spokane Area Economic Development Council in 1998, the agency was having a pretty…

Buck Knives eyes Post Falls

Decision due in July on new location for knife maker’s 300-person plant By Addy Hatch OF THE JOURNAL OF BUSINESS Buck Knives Inc., a renowned maker of hunting and utility knives, is considering moving its…

Timber towns and the tariff

FOREST GROVE, ORE. – Times in the timber industry are about as rough as Brian Peters has seen in his 10 years as a logger. By Frank Bures | Special to The Christian Science Monitor…

Colorado High-tech sector looks toward CU for second wind

University research labs could be the catalyst to recharge Colorado’s lagging tech economy, according to state and business leaders. By Jennifer Beauprez Denver Post Business Writer Technology transfer – the process of moving inventions out…