Welcome to our first edition published on a Tuesday. Editor Vicki Gowler wrote about this and some changes coming to the Statesmans daily business section in the Insight section Sunday, Nov. 25. Here are more details about two columns moving to Business Insider.
One is Ed Lottermans economics column. He returns to BI in this edition. Lotterman is in Minnesota, but he has a strong following among Statesman readers. He writes twice a week most weeks, so we will keep running supplemental columns at IdahoStatesman.com/Lotterman.
The second is Marie McIntyres Work Coach column, which ran Wednesdays. This smart Q&A column is of general interest, like Lottermans, but is also a good fit for BIs business-minded readership. Watch for it next week.
This weeks cover story is the first we have run that was not written specifically for Business Insider. Scott Maben of The Spokesman-Review in Spokane explored the aerospace sector in North Idaho and eastern Washington. We focus most of our journalistic attention closer to home. But this growing sector is so important to Idahos economy that I hope youll agree the story is worth your attention and the cover position.
Our circulation department says BIs print distribution now tops 10,000 copies a week. Thats more than I ever expected. Thank you.
David Staats is editor of Business Insider. email@example.com. Twitter: @IDS_DavidStaats