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Farm bill sets aside $1 billion for U.S. rural communities-Idaho to get funds for conservation, business ventures

The 2002 farm bill will do more than pay Idaho farmers to grow wheat, barley and oats. It could also help a small band of entrepreneurs in rural eastern Idaho launch a new business venture….

Westminster College Announces Entrepreneur Awards

What if you were to create kiosks offering a selection of 20,000 audio books, 40,000 songs, 2,000 albums and various other audio selections customers could quickly and easily have burned onto a compact disc. BY…

Is Washington State closed for business? (How does Montana stack up?)

“I’d say we’re a `C,’ and the grade’s dropping, rather than rising.” Dick Davis, director of the Washington Research Council By Richard Roesler Spokesman-Review Staff writer OLYMPIA _ When Seattle-based Alaska Airlines needed to add…

Seeds of survival-Idaho program offers supplemental job training for farmers

BOISE, Idaho – Mike Stowell loves growing alfalfa on his farm at the foot of the Owyhee Mountains of southwestern Idaho, but depending on agriculture for his living these days led to some real soul-searching….

Denver gearing up to welcome the world-World Congress of the International Chamber of Commerce meeting 5/6-8 returning to U.S. for first time since 1978

A global forum that has attracted 600 business and government leaders from 63 nations will be in Denver next month, marking the first time the event has been held in the United States since Jimmy…

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…