Regional Economic Development

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California’s message to business: ‘Get lost!’

"Honestly, I felt a sense of sadness on the part of these companies," said Clark of the Metro Denver Network. "They love California. They just can’t make any money.

Venture capitalist Trevor Loy of Flywheel Ventures sets sights on Colorado

"I never believed that all the good ideas were occurring within a few miles of Sand Hill Road," Loy said. "I think it is important to build bridges and reach out from California to the Rocky Mountain region."

Utah off the business radar

Thredgold said the last time California had economic troubles — roughly from 1991 to 1995 — residents began to leave, fueling population growth and corporate expansions in other states, including Utah. He said that may start happening again now.

INTEC deal will give young companies a business boost

"CONNECT will accelerate the rate at which new businesses are formed in the life sciences and in the technology forum."

Ray Murphy resigns Post Falls Chamber post

Ray Murphy has resigned as executive director of the Post Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, citing irreconcilable differences with some members of the chamber’s board. The Spokesman Review Murphy described the rift as a philosophical…

Tribal leaders say there’s more to tourism than slots

More than 350 American Indian leaders are meeting at a tribe-owned resort and spa in Chandler this week to devise new ways to take advantage of Americans’ renewed interest in traveling close to home.

New Report Looks at Traditional Arts Role in Economic Development

The report concludes that while the modest grants did not generate large gains in sales or income in the short term, they did appear to contribute to strengthening communities and to establishing a basis for longer-term cooperation between artists and economic development agencies.

New Paper Provides Clues to Optimal Environment for Growing Entrepreneurs – Entrepreneurship : Can The Touch Be Taught?

The Kauffman Foundation wants universities to broaden the reach of their entrepreneurship programs.

Jobs Plus (Kootenai County, Idaho economic development agency) again in hunt for new president

Rick Carr surprises agency’s board by leaving after less than a year Jobs Plus board members will meet this morning to discuss hiring an interim president until they can fill the position permanently. Becky Kramer…

Grants given to study area development – Institute awards four grants to EWU faculty

Eastern Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis has awarded four grants to EWU faculty members to study regional business and economic development. Tom Sowa Staff writer Stipends range from $5,000 to $12,000….