Last month, local entrepreneurs raced the clock and racked their brains to transform ideas into businesses--and the recession into opportunity. Boise hosted the second Idaho Startup Weekend, and after two days, six teams pitched their ideas for a chance to win some valuable resources to get …

"Work is not where you are, it's what you do," said Patricia Kempthorne, former first lady of Idaho and founder and executive director of the Twiga Foundation, a Boise-based nonprofit that promotes workplace flexibility.

The headlights wink on around 3 a.m. and the van roars to life. The gig has been played, the applause has faded, the gear has been packed and all's quiet, save for the rumble of the engine. Enough money has been made for gas, but probably not a whole lot more. It doesn't matter though; they'…

On a sunny Monday in January, Reps. Phil Hart and Lenore Hardy Barrett stood on the Idaho Capitol steps and introduced a crowd of Tea Partiers to two pieces of legislation that would have remade the state's economic landscape.

In 2006, Garden City officials came out swinging with an ambitious comprehensive plan that would revitalize and redefine the 4.2 square miles that make up Garden City.

A couple of guys are sitting down to watch a much anticipated football game. The TV--a glorious 40-inch plasma affair--is being paid for in installments to a rent-to-own company, but the happy host has ignored a few weeks of late-payment notices.

Micron Technology, Boise's tech-sector Goliath, made a major investment earlier this month with the $1.2 billion, all-stock acquisition of Switzerland-based memory chip maker Numonyx Holdings B.V.

Anyone who has watched TV in the wee hours of the morning has likely come across an ad for one of the nation's roughly 3,000 for-profit institutions of higher ed--private businesses like University of Phoenix, ITT Technical Institute or Stevens-Henager College.

Alex Livingston was just 22 years old when his idea for a portable, rechargeable electric car battery swept the 2008 Bronco Venture Championship, Northwest Venture Championship and TechLaunch 5.0 business competitions.

On a sunny spring Saturday, Eighth Street in downtown Boise is a crush of bodies. Thousands throng the pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare sampling local breads, local wines, local popcorn and local meats. They buy local produce and chat with local artisans. Local musicians perform along the si…

New life has been stirring in downtown Boise since the New Year. According to the Downtown Boise Association, 16 new retailers opened between January and mid-April, two more are on their way and two others got bigger. That brings the total number of downtown retail, restaurant and retail ser…


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New life has been stirring in downtown Boise since the New Year. According to the Downtown Boise Association, 16 new retailers opened between January and mid-April, two more are on their way and two others got bigger. That brings the total number of downtown retail, restaurant and retail ser…