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Got milk? It brings Idaho money and jobs, but concerns persist

"The larger dairies have meant fewer dairy farms in Idaho, but many more cows. In 1982 there were 4,199 dairy farms and 178,082 head of dairy cows in the state. In 2002 there were 950 dairy farms and 390,000 head of dairy cows."

Utah surplus grows by $26 million

State appears to be $62 million richer now than in January Utah’s economy is picking up steam, a new state Tax Commission report shows. By Bob Bernick Jr. Deseret News political editor But commission chief…

Intel invests millions in Spokane’s Vivato

Intel Corp.’s investment fund has provided more than $5 million in funding to Spokane wireless startup company Vivato. Tom Sowa Staff writer Vivato, http://www.vivato.net/ with headquarters in San Francisco and an engineering group in Spokane,…

Analysts see no surprise in Boise Cascade’s plan for 700 layoffs

Similar companies expected to face similar problems Monday´s news that Boise Cascade Corp. would lay off 700 workers and go back into the red after a profitable year came as no surprise to analysts who…

The Washington Technology Center (WTC)-Third annual Index of Innovation and Technology- Washington State- Life after the Dot Bomb

Attached is a press release announcing findings from the Washington Technology Center’s recently published 2003 Index of Innovation and Technology for Washington State. Among the positive news: Washington still ranks first in the creation of…

Military Now Often Enlists Commercial Technology- Itronix, (Spokane)

If the United States invades Iraq, many of the information technologies used by the armed forces would have their origins in commercial rather than military initiatives — a shift from the way the American military…

INEEL receives funds to study security-$3 million aims to help prevent terrorist attacks

A $3 million boost in operational funds from the federal government will add to homeland security research at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Julie Howard The Idaho Statesman The additional funding will be…

Local entrepreneurs in Twin Falls, ID develop specialty foods

TWIN FALLS — After making a number of mistakes over the years in the specialty food business, Dave McCollum has developed three rules. McCollum, president of Twin Falls trout farm Silver Creek Farms, said his…

Calgary a ‘hotbed’ for small business-Bank study puts city in top spot in Canada

Calgary is Canada’s small business leader, says the Bank of Montreal. In a study released Wednesday, the bank suggested that strong population growth and a booming oilpatch helped Calgary retain its title of top spot…

Moody Aviation in Tennessee moving to Spokane

Relocation would help reduce costs, Bible college official says Tom Sowa Staff writer Spokesman Review A Tennessee aviation school that trains pilots and mechanics for missionary work is moving to Spokane. Moody Bible Institute announced…