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785,000 web page views in one day (access required)

If you run a company website or a blog, you're probably like me and obsessive about your traffic numbers. Are they up? Are they down? Google Analytics becomes your favorite site. So this is fascinating: Idaho couldn't get enough of ...

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New airline headed to Boise (access required)

There's a press conference scheduled for Monday at the Boise Airport to announce that "an innovative, established U.S. airline" will be offering non-stop service to Boise beginning in the spring. The press release doesn't name the airline. However, it came ...

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AMI Semiconductor posts profitable quarter; plans consolidation and layoffs (access required)

Idaho’s other semiconductor company reported a profit in its quarterly earnings report with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday. AMI Semiconductor reported net income of $12 million on revenue of $157 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. Net income ...

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ExpressJet to fly from Boise to two Calif. cities (access required)

A post on a USAToday blog pointed me to the new site for ExpressJet. According to their route map, they will offer flights from Boise to Ontario, Calif. and San Diego, Calif. Check out their very cool route map.

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Digging into a recent editorial on tech funding (access required)

Regular readers of the BizBlog have noticed I’m slowly creeping into Lou Dobbs territory when it comes to Idaho government and the technology industry. I’m passionate about Idaho government doing whatever it can to help grow the industry because of ...

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Idaho lawmakers consider four competing grocery-tax plans (access required)

Lawmakers are considering four separate plans to reduce or eliminate the sales taxes Idaho residents pay on food. The bills, introduced at a hearing Wednesday, include one from Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to give $46 million in tax relief to ...

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Who killed the convention centers? (access required)

The cover story in this week's print edition of the Idaho Business Review is a must-read for any business owner who has wondered why so many Idaho towns lack adequate space for conventions and conferences. IBR reporter Lora Voklert wrote a fascinating ...

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South Idaho ethanol plant to reopen (access required)

An English company this month plans to re-open an ethanol plant near the J.R. Simplot Co. food-processing complex in Caldwell. The plant will employ 14 people.   Simplot, which operated the plant from 1985 to October 2004, entered a lease ...

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Using the web to cover breaking news (access required)

The big story in southern Idaho today is the destructive fire consuming Middleton High School west of Boise. There are many interesting angles: it started in the gym, the school district was about to build a new facility, there were ...

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Washington Group lands work with Exxon in Colo. (access required)

  Washington Group International said Jan. 29 that it signed a cost-reimbursable contract with ExxonMobil for work at a natural gas production facility in Colorado’s Piceance Basin region.   Boise-based Washington Group said in a statement that the contract calls ...

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