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Experienced employee grabs reins as owner with SBDC support

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center

Carrie deKubber in Bob's Burgers and Brew EverettEVERETT, Wash. – Carrie deKubber has held just about every position at Bob’s Burgers and Brew over the past 20 years, but thanks to the Washington Small Business Development Center, she added a new title this year — owner. » More …

Study: Economic, community impacts of farmers markets

By Sylvia Kantor, WSU Extension

Colorful-carrots-at-farmers-market-by-Michael-Porter-CC-120WENATCHEE, Wash. – Farmers markets in the state have more than doubled in the last decade, from nearly 80 to more than 160, according to a recent report by Washington State University. The report is based on a 2010 study that examined economic and community impacts of farmers markets that could help shape strategies and policies to sustain them. » More …

April 24: Innovators talk focuses on Northwest quinoa

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

quinoa-220SEATTLE, Wash. – Efforts to establish a quinoa production center in the Pacific Northwest will be presented by crop breeding expert Kevin Murphy at the Washington State University Innovators lecture and lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle. Register at http://bit.ly/1dLtwOL. » More …

Gov. Inslee tours Allen Center, WADDL

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services

 

Gov. Jay Inslee, Guy Palmer, WSUPULLMAN, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee and members of his executive cabinet visited the Washington State University campus and the Palouse Wind windmill farm near Oakesdale on Monday, July 8.

Inslee’s WSU tour focused on the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), labeling them as “integral” to the region’s economy, agiculture, academic needs.

The Palouse Wind project is estimated to generate enough energy to power about 30,000 homes.

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Another $11.2M in budget cuts

 

 

PULLMAN – The governor’s order to cut state agencies by 6.3 percent will result in another round of budget cuts for WSU. This will cost WSU an additional $11.2 million in funding. This new cut comes at a time when WSU is wrestling with a $13.5-million reduction in the fiscal year that began in July.

 

“Universities are hubs of economic activity and act as economic engines for regions and states, “said WSU President Elson S. Floyd. “These cuts to higher education seriously jeopardize our economic recovery, the sustainability of our state economic structure, and our long-term prosperity.”

 

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WSU achieves 40 percent increase in outside funding

PULLMAN – In the midst of a lingering economic downturn and despite continuing reductions in state funding, WSU faculty and researchers have achieved more than a 40 percent increase in the amount of outside research and other grant funding awarded over the past two fiscal years.

 

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Howard Grimes, WSU vice president of research and Graduate School dean, said the university processed a record $218.33 million in grant awards during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The total represents nearly a 26 percent increase over the $173.88 million in grants awarded WSU in FY 2009 and a 42 … » More …

Washington homes sales surge 2Q prices weak

 

 


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PULLMAN – Home sales in the months of April through June 2010 throughout Washington surged compared to a year ago, and edged up from first quarter 2010 levels, the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at Washington State University reported.

 

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‘Innovators’ focus: Powerful ideas for energy grid

The U.S. power grid is essential to the nation’s economy. Yet disabling, sometimes devastating blackouts occur on an average of once every 13 days. Experts predict ever-increasing demands on the system will push it to the breaking point if it isn’t overhauled soon.

But this geographically vast and highly interdependent electrical infrastructure could face an even greater risk as a potential target of sabotage – including cyber attack – in an era of growing international terrorism.

In response to such concerns, President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Energy and others have endorsed creation of a “smart grid.” The president said in a recent speech … » More …

Two forums on university budget set for Jan. 20

PULLMAN — WSU faculty, staff and students will have a chance to learn about the progress of the University Budget Committee and to share their ideas and ask questions during two public forums, noon-1 p.m., and 5:15-6:15 p.m.,Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the CUB Auditorium.

 

Anyone wishing to submit a question in advance may do so at http://www.budget-committee.wsu.edu.

 

President Elson S. Floyd and Provost Warwick M. Bayly, co-chairs of the University Budget Committee, will lead the forum discussion.

 

The budget committee is examining all of the university’s operations and helping identify potential actions to take in response to reductions in state funding for the … » More …