Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Interwest Communications Expands to Spokane

Interwest Communications, a Wenatchee-based, family-owned telecommunications company, is expanding its operation into the Spokane, Wash. market. This move allows the company to continue to grow its business and allows it to better serve its existing customers in the Spokane area. The new office opened on April 1.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference and Expo to Showcase Region's Growing Aerospace Cluster

Idaho Aerospace Alliance (IDA) and Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium (INWAC) are co-sponsoring the I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference and Expo, May 31 to June 2 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, to showcase the region’s growing cluster of aerospace businesses. With a higher multiplier effect and significantly higher wages than state averages, the aerospace industry is generating a powerful and positive impact on the regional economy.

More details about the event can be found at

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Post Falls-based Farb Guidance Systems Building Driverless Tractors

Farb Guidance Systems, founded by a Post Falls, Idaho, seed potato farmer, is building driverless tractors and will deliver the first machine to a Southern Idaho farmer within 60 days. With no cab, steering wheel, seat or gauges, David Farb said his innovation will require just 75 horsepower and will be roughly half the size of a modern, conventional tractor.

Farb expects to build about 60 units in 2016 and has already received commitments for 100 units. He plans to step up production in 2017. The purchase price for one of his tractors will be from $160,000 to $170,000. He’s working with equipment dealers around the state, including a large dealership in Southern Idaho, to provide a network to maintain the machines.

For more information, read the Capital Press article.