Doug Schust drives fast on the digital highway

Youth burns bright, but a touch of gray can help lead the way. As several brilliant young entrepreneurs build a foundation for technological, educational and employment advances in Coeur d’Alene, another brilliant, not-so-young entrepreneur is here to help guide them and hundreds of other existing businesses. At 57, Doug Schust isn’t a relic of the […]

Festival will rivet focus on robotics in Cd’A

They’re laying the foundation for innovation in technology to flourish in North Idaho. But who are they? They are the Innovation Collective and they’re off to a good start in Coeur d’Alene. Just go to their website at www.innovatecda.com and you can see what they have going on. A group of young and successful entrepreneurs […]

Apartments aplenty

Construction boom a boon for renters North Idaho’s construction spigot has been turned on again, and you don’t have to look far for a big bucket: Apartments. With many smaller construction projects throughout the region, two hefty efforts lead the new-apartment brigade. The 50-unit Riverstone West, which opened in 2012 for low-income renters, is getting […]

Ready to play hardball with software

Steve Meyer doesn’t have anything against manufacturing. He’s not some smug giant looking down on tourism-related jobs from Suite 350 of his gorgeous Parkwood Properties building on Northwest Boulevard in Coeur d’Alene. Nor is he hanging up on the notion that North Idaho is becoming Call Center Central. Meyer sees a need for the many […]

Wage rage

Here’s one hard look at why our pay stinks According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Idaho’s average wage for all occupations — $18.67 an hour — ranked 47th in the nation last year. The year before, Idaho limped in at No. 46, so in the span of a dozen months, really bad got […]

Leaders: We grow our own jobs

St. Maries shines again Trees aren’t all that’s been falling around St. Maries. The community lost nearly 10 percent of its population between 2000 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census. At last official count, a mere 2,402 souls called St. Maries “home.” While denizens of this remote, rough-hewn river town were dying off or […]

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