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01/31/2004 - Terabyte Triangle Census, January 2004

The current Terabyte Triangle technology survey discovered 133 technology companies operating in the T. T. --- up from the 103 companies previously discovered. The Terabyte Triangle conducted its last census in August 2002. It was admittedly an imperfect census, but at that time, we could verify over one hundred technology companies within the fuzzy borders of the Terabyte Triangle. For January 2004, another census was commissioned by the Terabyte Triangle Board to determine what had changed, and what had stayed the same. A technology company was defined as any company that added to or contributed to a technology, e.g. Web designers and consultants, software developers, hardware designers and consultants, peripherals designers, security, systems designers and consultants, etc. Biotechnology companies are included in the census. When in doubt, we directly asked a company representative, and if they said, "yes, we are a high-tech company," we took their word for it.

This census was compiled by conferring with property agents and brokers in the Terabyte Triangle, Web searches, telephone conversations, walking tours of buildings, and driving up and down the streets. We found that the building that included high-speed, broadband connectivity as a tenant amenity had the greatest concentration of high tech companies --- companies, making 60% of the total. In addition to the concentration of companies in wired downtown buildings, high tech companies are scattered from East Sprague to West Riverside and North especially along Washington. Like searching for a needle in a haystack, we found many tucked into tiny 'industrial parks' and strip centers. We fear we still didn't find them all, and ask anyone missed, to please let us know.

Another category presented itself. What about companies whose business is not technology, but whose use of technology has greatly altered the way they do business? Are they "high tech" companies? We chose to create a separate category --- new economy companies --- and simply name a handful of examples. Included in this category are all banks, hospitals, and television stations. A number of large law firms have an extensive dark fiber based network connecting their satellite offices. Many accounting firms transfer spreadsheet data over the Internet. The Spokesman-Review has a fiber network connecting Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. A listing of examples of technology consuming, synergistic businesses is included. This is not a comprehensive list.

Also identified were a number of organizations whose mission includes aiding and abetting technology and the technology industry in Spokane.

For help with compiling this census, special thanks goes to Tim Chapman, Interlink Advantage, Nigel Davey, SIRTI, Nancy Janzen, Maplewood Software, Allyson Shoshana, Fernwell Building, Larry Soehren, Kiemle & Hagood, and Spencer Stromberg, Wells & Company.

(Although sent as a table, you may receive the items below in a less orderly fashion.)

Technology Company Name Building
180 Networks Levy Block
A Perfect Web Paulsen Bldg
ActiveServers, Inc Steam Plant
ACW Solutions SIRTI
Advanced Communication Networks, Inc. 715 E Sprague Bldg
AIM Communications Peyton Bldg
Arch Communications Enterprises Peyton Bldg
Argia North America US Bank Bldg
Ascend Healthcare Systems Fernwell
Ascent GIS 811 W 2nd Ave
AT&T Sherwood Bldg
Aurora Consulting Group Monroe Plaza
Auto-rain, Inc 1311 N. Washington
Avista Advantage Rock Pointe
BHW1 BHW1 Bldg
BioMedex SIRTI
Bonneville Power Administration Crescent Court
BP CAD Graphics & Beyond 2nd Ave Office Center
CAELUS, Inc Paulsen Bldg
CarParts Technologies Fernwell Bldg
Cascade Computer Maintenance Scott & Pacific Business Park
Cerium Networks Gateway
CH2M Hill Hutton Bldg
ChoiceNet Hutton Bldg
Clarke and Stone Book Company The Globe
Class 101 Spokane Computer Bldg
Cobalt Cables SIRTI
Columbia Fiber Solutions US Bank Bldg
Comcast US Bank Bldg
Commuter Cars (Tango) 715 E Sprague Bldg
Computer Business Solutions 2nd Ave Office Center
Contineo Technologies Steam Plant
Cooper Technology Fernwell
Corban Communications US Bank Bldg
Corner Booth Productions Odd Girls Railroad Ave.
Creation Software Rock Pointe
CSK Communications SIRTI
Cutting Edge Communications US Bank Bldg
Cyberworld 124 S Wall
Cycrest Systems, Inc Lincoln Bldg
DAS Electronics SIRTI
DataMark Inc Peyton Bldg
DCI Engineers Paulsen Bldg
Design Spike Fernwell
DNA Entertainment US Bank Bldg
Don Adair Holley Mason Bldg
Dx/Dy Voice Processing/Rhino Equipment Steam Plant
E3 Technology, Inc Fernwell
Eli Lily SRBC
Equis Corporation US Bank Bldg
Exor Imports Fernwell
Fox Communications US Bank Bldg
GenPrime Holley Mason
GEOEngineers 523 E Second Avenue
Great Northern Technologies Paulsen
Gromedia 164 S Washington
Hanna and Associates Steam Plant
HeyCats! Web Solutions Fernwell
HiTechnique Rock Pointe
Home Debut, Inc Fernwell
Huppins Huppin's
HTE Gateway
Icehouse Internet US Bank Bldg
IEA Software, Inc Dodson's Bldg
ILF Media Steam Plant
Impac Fernwell
Infinity Internet US Bank Bldg
Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) Holley Mason
Inland Power & Light 320 E. 2nd Avenue
Interactive Consulting Peyton Bldg
Interlink Advantage LFK Bldg
Internet Expressway 1124 W Riverside Avenue
Ipeg 715 E Sprague Bldg
iPowerplant Hutton Bldg
IT-Lifeline Steam Plant
Keystone Systems, Inc Gateway
Klundt Hosmer Designs Pacific Court Bldg
KPI Technology Lincoln Bldg 1029 West 1st Avenue
Life Quotes of America Intermodal Center
Lumen Software Spokane Computer Bldg
MapleWood Software Inc Holley Mason Bldg
MatriCal SIRTI
MCI Worldcom US Bank Bldg
MCSi Imperial Data Bldg
Media Joe Fernwell
Memories By Design Courtyard Office Center
Merrymac Computers/Cyber Caf? Sherwood Bldg
MicroCenters Spokane Falls Blvd at Pine
Mountain Goat Outfitters MGO Bldg.
NEC BNS Fernwell
Neotech Solutions Fernwell
NetRiver, Inc Davenport Hotel
Network Design and Management, Inc Pier One Bldg
Net-Tel 225 West Main Avenue
Next IT Paulsen
Northwest Energy Services Hutton
Northwest Microwave US Bank Bldg
Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) US Bank Bldg
Packet Partners 715 E Sprague Bldg
PC Open PC Open Bldg
PC Services PC Services Bldg
Pegasus Media Group LFK Bldg
PUD #1 of Pend Oreille County US Bank Bldg
Pure Worldwide Internet US Bank Bldg
Qwest US Bank Bldg
Raven Ventures Washington Mutual Financial Center
RealResume Fernwell
RehabLogic SIRTI
Riverpoint Pharmacy SIRTI
Robideaux! Eldridge Old City Hall
Siemans Medical Solutions US Bank Bldg
Spokane Computer Co Spokane Computer
Spokane Regional Transportation Commission Intermodal Center
Tech Group, Inc. Tech Group
Thinking Cap Communications Steam Plant
Time Warner Telecom. Washington Mutual Bldg
TINCAN Odd Girls Music Bldg
Tool Builders Eldridge Bldg
Touch America US Bank Bldg
Tour Factory Fernwell
Translation Technologies Inc SIRTI
UNISYS Spokane Computer Bldg
VAR Corporation Scott & Pacific Business Park
Velocitus Broadband Metropolitan Financial Center
Verizon Wireless US Bank Bldg, Rock Pointe
WhiteRunkle Associates WhiteRunkle Bldg
WHY Develop Spokane Computer
WI FI Broadband Rock Pointe
Wind Wireless Inc 715 E Sprague Bldg
Winstar Wireless, Inc. US Bank Bldg
XO Communications WA Mutual Financial Center
ZeroDB Hutton Bldg
Zyzox Hutton Bldg

New Economy Company (Examples)
Davenport Hotel
Daybreak of Spokane
EarthGoods, LLC
Fernwell Building
Heroes & Legends
Joel Inc.
Kiemle & Hagood Co.
Litho Art Printers
Made in Washington
Pass Word, Inc.
Peyton Building
Rings & Things
SDS Realty
Serenity Group
Something Else Deli
Spike Coffee House & Juice Bar
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
The Big Easy
Velocity Communications Group
Wells & Company
Willow Wind Organic Farms

Biotech Association of Spokane Region Peyton Bldg
BioTechnoglies Academy Holley Mason
Business Information Center SRBC
Eastern Washington University Riverpoint Higher Education Park
Gonzaga Universitsy Gonzaga
Information Technologies Academy SCC
Inland Northwest Technology Council
INTEC Steam Plant
LaunchPad Productions
Spokane Neighborhood Economic Development Alliance (SNEDA)
Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce SRBC
TechNet NW Steam Plant
Terabyte Triangle Saad Bldg
Washington State University at Spokane Riverpoint Higher Education Park
Whitworth College Whitworth

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